With climate change and rising sea levels the threat of flooding increases in low-lying areas all over the world. The Netherlands are famous for their long history of surviving floods. How did people cope with floods in the past? Watch this video lecture by Petra van Dam to find out.
Environmental Humanities Center Symposium Friday 23 March 2018, 14.00 – 17.00u Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building, room 12A-00 For catering reasons, please register using the form below. Climate change, increasing rainfall, sea level rise, and flood risk pose significant challenges for low-lying countries such as The Netherlands. Historically, Amsterdam has devised a number of strategies... Continue Reading →
Drought, flooding. Water is the main environmental problem of the near future, already the cause of wars. How did we deal with water in the past? This summer, the results of a large research project into the history of water were published in a special issue of the journal Environment and History. Our board member Petra... Continue Reading →
Studiemiddag: veenontginningen en waterbeheer voor 1800 Nederland is ontstaan uit het moeras, althans Laag-Nederland. We zijn begonnen als ontginners van de grote venen in de kustvlakte, en de eeuwen daarna zakten we er langzaam in weg. Daarom moesten we dijken gaan bouwen en polderbesturen oprichten. Deze studiemiddag presenteert nieuwe onderzoeksresultaten over de eerste duizend jaar van dit proces,... Continue Reading →