EnviroTech Histories of Modern East Asia

Workshop international organisé par Aleksandra Kobiljski (CRJ-CCJ/EHESS) et Delphine Spicq (CECMC-CCJ/EHESS) en collaboration avec Sara Pritchard (Cornell University), le 14 juin 2018 à l'EHESS.


Workshop description 

Envirotech is a field of research emerging at the intersections of technology and environmental history. This workshop proposes to probe into the environment-technology interface in the context of modern East Asia.



9h30 – 10h  Welcome & Introduction

Anne Kerlan (CECMC-CCJ/EHESS) & Aleksandra Kobiljski (CRJ-CCJ/EHESS)


10h-11h  "Envirotech at (Almost) 20: Past, Present, and Possible Futures"

Sara Pritchard (Cornell University)

Moderator : Frédéric Graber (Grhen-CRH/EHESS)


11h-12h  "China’s Agrarian Environmental Relations, 1000-1800"

David Bello (Washington & Lee University)

Moderator: Fabien Locher (Grhen-CRH/EHESS)


12h-13h30 - Lunch break 


13h30-14h30  "Terrain as Technology: Water and Soil Conservation on China's Loess Plateau"

Micah Muscolino (Oxford University) 

Moderator: Delphine Spicq (CECMC-CCJ/EHESS)


14h30-15h30  "Restoring the Flow: River Management in Post-Growth Japan, 1980-2000"

Shinichiro Nakamura (Nagoya Univeristy)

Moderator: Jun Uchida (Stanford University)


15h30-16h00 Coffee break 


16h-17h  "To Burn or to Bury on Borrowed Land? Waste Incineration in Shanghai and Hong Kong"

Nele Fabien (Rurh Unviersity Bochum) 

Moderator: Sebastian Veg (CECMC-CCJ/EHESS)


17h-18h Closing remarks


Aires culturelles Histoire environnementale Asie orientale

Informations pratiques

  • Jeudi 14 juin 2018 - 09:30 - 18:00
  • EHESS (salle 7-37) - 54 boulevard Raspail 75006
  • aleksandra.kobiljski@ehess.fr
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