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1,000 year climate history for Australia

SEARCH Project, University of Melbourne (Australia), won the 2014 University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research for their 1,000 year climate historyhttp://australianmuseum.net.au/media/2014-Eureka-Interdisciplinary/

 

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2014 American Geophysical Union Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

The American Geophysical Union invites applications for a $5000 fellowship in the history of science to a doctoral student attending a U.S. institution who is completing a dissertation in the history of the geophysical sciences, which include topics related to atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, geodesy, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, hydrology, ocean sciences, planetary sciences, seismology, space physics, aeronomy, tectonophysics, volocanology, geochemistry, and petrology. The fellowship must be used during the year following the start of the 2014 fall semester/quarter.

The goal of the fellowship is to assist doctoral students in the history of the geophysical sciences with the costs of travel to obtain archival/research materials needed to complete the dissertation.

http://education.agu.org/grants/research-grants-fellowships/history-science-fellowship/

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“Working Atmospheres” Workshop Report

Alexander Hall wrote a report on the recent ICHM meeting held in Manchester, titled “Working Atmospheres.” Click here to read his blog post.

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Climate and History in Late Antique and Byzantine Anatolia

(cross post from the Climate History Network)

Princeton’s Avkat Archaeological Project Workshop II

 

On the last weekend of May 2013 (24th-25th) the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies hosted a two-day meeting of archaeologists, climatologists and historians who share an interest in Anatolia’s late antique and medieval past. The event was organised by John Haldon, a historian from Princeton and the director of the Avkat Archaeological Project, together with Warren Eastwood, a palynologist from Birmingham conducting  palaeoenvironmental research around Avkat (a village in NE Turkey which once was an important Byzantine town). The aim of the workshop was to get together researchers from different disciplines who either study the climate history as their main focus, or who consider climate changes as a potentially significant factor in the phenomena and processes they study. read more »