Climate Science & Ancient History – Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives

Climate Science & Ancient History – Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives

This November, the Institute of Ancient History at the Department of Ancient Civilizations (University of Basel) is hosting an international conference, linking the discipline of Ancient History with the Environmental and Climate Sciences.


Climate Science & Ancient History. Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives November 27–28, 2018 Kollegienhaus, Regenzzimmer 111 Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel


Organized by Prof. Dr. Sabine R. Huebner, our Head of Institute, the conference bridges the traditional gap between the Humanities and the Natural Sciences: Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Great Britain and the United States will illustrate with interdisciplinary contributions, to what extent the different sciences are capable of assisting and complementing each other in the exploration of past times, regions and cultures.


We warmly invite students, lecturers and staff to participate in our conference. For information regarding the location and program, please see the flyer below.


Climatologist Jürg Luterbacher (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen) will round off our first conference day with a keynote lecture: “Reconstructing Climate back to Greek and Roman Times: Challenges, Opportunities, and Uncertainties “November 27, 2018, 18:30 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115

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