UPV to host Island and Coastal Ecologies Workshop to develop programs for sustainable futures

UPV to host Island and Coastal Ecologies Workshop to develop programs for sustainable futures

The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) will host the Island and Coastal Ecologies Workshop: A Sustainable Futures Initiative from 17-21 January 2023 in the Miagao campus.  The workshop is designed to assemble various scholars and members of the community to look into emerging issues concerning environmental dynamics within local coastal ecosystems and develop programs for sustainable futures. 

“This workshop aims to integrate methodological and theoretical approaches that span various disciplines such as archaeology, paleoclimatology, environmental history, environmental sciences, geography, indigenous studies, and the humanities. By doing so, we aim to develop a multidisciplinary understanding of island and coastal ecologies from the early modern period of Southeast Asia to the present day,” the workshop overview states.

The partner units and institutions in this workshop include the Center for West Visayan Studies, UPV Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, UP Office of the International Linkages, Henry Luce Foundation, Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia (PEMSEA), UCLA SEA Archeology, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Asia Pacific Center, and UCLA Division of Social Sciences.

Various guests for the plenary sessions are expected to speak during the workshop, including Barbara Andaya and Leonard Andaya, both from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. There will also be panel presentations by participants from various institutions, both nationally and internationally. UPV professors and researchers will also make their presentations during the event. 

A wide array of topics are expected to be presented: Local Histories and Environmental Humanities; From Ridge to Reef: Indigenous/Local Ecological Knowledge on Resource Management; Cultural Mapping; Indigenous Knowledge and Landscape Management; Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Insights from the Past to Inform the Future; Policy and Climate Change Research; Coastal Protection; From fair trade to land grab: The struggle for wealth and control in early colonial SE Asia; Archaeologies of Island and Colonial Histories; Imperiled Coastlines and the Politics of Possibility, Geopolitical Reshaping of the Southeastern Asian Coasts and Waters in the Early Modern World; and Linking Archaeology/Early History with the Early Modern in Southeast Asia. (With sources from the ICEW Steering Committee)

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