For the third episode of the Climate History Podcast, Dr. Dagomar Degroot interviews two leading archaeologists of the medieval and early modern Arctic: Dr. Thomas McGovern of the City University of New York, and Dr. George Hambrecht of the University of Maryland College Park. Since 1972, Professor McGovern has travelled the world for archaeological fieldwork. He has spent much of his time in the far north, especially in Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes, and Shetland. He is one of the founders of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO). More
The Climate History Network (CHN) has received two substantial awards from competitive programs at Georgetown University. The first, a Research Infrastructure Award, will support a major expansion and redesign of our online presence. CHN co-administrator Dagomar Degroot has already used a small part of the award to give the Network a shorter domain name and an updated website. The second award comes from the Georgetown Environment Initiative Impact Program. It will fund annual "Climate History Workshops" dedicated to hands-on, interdisciplinary skills training. It will also support a major "Conflict and Climate Change" conference, likely in 2017. These events will be hosted by Georgetown University.
The second episode of Dagomar Degroot's Climate History Podcast is now online atHistoricalClimatology.com. In this episode, Professor Degroot interviews the co-founder and co-administrator of the Climate History Network: Professor Sam White of Ohio State University. Professors Degroot and White discuss the origins and future of their network; the prospects for climate history as a discipline; the possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary research; the enduring value of the "Little Ice Age" concept, and more.