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SWM-2022 – Guest Session
1 February 2022
See related discussion of global sea level change:
2022 SEA LEVEL RISE TECHNICAL REPORT
UPDATED PROJECTIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH 2150 FOR ALL U.S. COASTAL WATERS.
- Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States
- Web Directory to 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
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Some background on what brought me to focus upon human-land/water interactions over time….
Beyond my current work on long-term human survival strategies amidst our global ecological and epidemiological crises, I have followed with great interest the initiative of Balliol College in Oxford in examining “Slavery in the Age of Revolutions.” Inspired in part by an impressive exhibit of historical material in digital form at the Oxford college where I started my graduate work more than fifty years ago, I have convened an international group called the “Africa Map Circle” to expand international scholarship in African historical cartography.
The point of this new digital humanities research and teaching initiative is to help African historians and anthropologist to learn more about the ecological and social legacy in Africa of the trans-Atlantic maritime trade as well as outlining meaningful change that is now required by way of reparations for these several centuries of systemic exploitation.
Newly available technologies for digitizing rare and delicate documents combined with “Zoom” conferencing communications now make it possible to convene international conferences between experts on multiple continents to examine the relation between European, American and African history from multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspectives never previously possible.
For further consideration of these themes see (forthcoming):