Rivers of the Anthropocene Available as an Open Access Book via University of California

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Rivers of the Anthropocene Available as an Open Access Book via University of California Press

by Jason Kelly

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the Rivers of the Anthropocene project is proud to announce the publication of Rivers of the Anthropocene. Published by University of California Press, Rivers of the Anthropocene is available in print and as an open access publication at https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520295025.

This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the age of the Anthropocene.

Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines—from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy—this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene.

Edited by Jason M. Kelly, Philip Scarpino, Helen Berry, James Syvitski, Michel Meybeck.

Support for the conference and book publication came from the IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant program, the IUPUI Library, University of Colorado, and Newcastle University.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Anthropocenes: A Fractured Picture
    Jason M. Kelly

PART ONE. METHODS

2.Ecosystem Service-Based Approaches for Status Assessment of Anthropocene Riverscapes
Andy Large, David Gilvear, and Eleanor Starkey

3.Political Ecology in the Anthropocene: A Case Study of Irrigation Management in the Blue Nile Basin
Sina Marx

4.Rivers at the End of the End of Nature: Ethical Trajectories of the Anthropocene Grand Narrative
Celia Deane-Drummond

5.Rivers, Scholars, and Society: A Situation Analysis
Kenneth S. Lubinski and Martin Thoms

PART TWO. HISTORIES

6.An Anthropocene Landscape: Drainage Transformed in the English Fenland
Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, and Dinah Smith

7.A Western European River in the Anthropocene: The Seine, 1870–2010
Michel Meybeck and Laurence Lestel

8.Anthropocene World / Anthropocene Waters: A Historical Examination of Ideas and Agency
Philip V. Scarpino

PART THREE. EXPERIENCES

9.The Great Tyne Flood of 1771: Community Responses to an Environmental Crisis in the Early Anthropocene
Helen Berry

10.Engineering an Island City-State: A 3D Ethnographic Comparison of the Singapore River and Orchard Road
Stephanie C. Kane

11.Decoding the River: Artists and Scientists Reveal the Water System of the White River
Mary Miss and Tim Carter

12.What Is a River? The Chicago River as Hyperobject
Matt Edgeworth and Jeffrey Benjamin

 

Jason M. Kelly, PHD FSA
Director, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Associate Professor of History in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

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Pre-Announcement: 15 PhD Researchers in Env Hums in 5 EU countries; Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network

From the Rachel Carson Centre (RCC)

Dear all,

The RCC is pleased to announce the recruitment of fifteen Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Researcher positions (Early Stage Researchers). Together with Coventry University (England), University of Groningen (the Netherlands), Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (Belgium), Natural Resources Institute (Finland), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), the RCC is participating in a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission on ‘‘Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities Through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice (RECOMS).”

The ESRs will enroll for doctoral study in one of the 15 projects offered by the seven hosting institutions. The 15 positions are listed below, together with links to further information on the corresponding doctoral study projects. From early January 2018, the formal recruitment of candidates for these 15 PhD Research vacancies will begin. In addition to undertaking doctoral research, the ESRs will engage in a series of collaborative research and training activities. They will be encouraged to critically, practically, and creatively explore the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across three interconnecting research themes:

Research theme cluster 1: Unlocking and Empowering

ESR2: Urban Agroecology for Health and Wellbeing (Coventry University, England)

ESR3: Co-creating Urban Waterways as Socially Diverse Spaces (Coventry University, England)

ESR5: Perceptions of Risk: Adaptive Community Strategies (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR6: Citizenship and Responsive Governance (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR14: Environmental Justice through Resourceful Engagement (Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium)

Research theme cluster 2: Adapting and Transforming

ESR1: Transforming Urban Environments: a Collaborative Approach (Coventry University, England)

ESR8: Nature Based Cultures in Vulnerable Communities (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

ESR10: Transforming the Bavarian Forest: Historical Perspective (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU `Munich, Germany)

ESR11: Transformation and Restoration: Portland and Munich (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, Germany)

ESR12: Farms as Coupled Social-Ecological Systems (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Research theme cluster 3: Connecting and Collaborating

ESR4: Building Coalitions: Socio-Spatial Planning (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR7: Climate Adaptation and Socio-Spatial Planning: Waterways (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands)

ESR9:   Green Economies and Ecosystem Services (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

ESR13: Managing Social-Ecological Systems for Resilience (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

ESR15: Participatory GIS: Community Management of Open Space (Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium)

For more information on the recruitment process, please click here. 

 

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Professor Kate Rigby (Director of the Environmental Humanities Research Centre,  Bath Spa University, England) presents a talk  “Roadkill: Multi-species Mobility and Everyday Ecocide” at the Rachel Carson Centre

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Professor Kate Rigby (Director of the Environmental Humanities Research Centre,  Bath Spa University, England) presents a talk  “Roadkill: Multi-species Mobility and Everyday Ecocide” at the Rachel Carson Centre

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Professor Kate Rigby (Director of the Environmental Humanities Research Centre,  Bath Spa University, England) presents a talk  “Roadkill: Multi-species Mobility and Everyday Ecocide” at the Rachel Carson Centre  Lunchtime Colloquium on Thursday, 7 December, 2017.

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Free public lecture. Killing Nature to Save It? Ethics, Economics and the Trophy Hunting of Black Rhinoceros. Dr Mike Hannis; Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities, Bath Spa University.

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Attending Researching Supervision in Practice Based Doctorates – Insights from Practice workshop in London tomorrow

As i am now supervising more PhD through practice than not, and they are becoming yest more common in our Research Centre I am attending this workshop tomorrow

Researching Supervision in Practice Based Doctorates – Insights from Practice

This full-day workshop, in partnership with Middlesex University, uses the recently completed Erasmus+ funded project SUPERPROFdoc to examine good practice in the development framework and capabilities of practice required for effective supervision of modern, professional and practice-based doctorates.

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Free Public Lecture: Poetic Technologies: Exploring Hebridean renewable energy production through poetry- sculpture collaboration; Lila Matsumoto, University of Nottingham

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