GM4.8Historical methods in geomorphological research : insights on environmental history's contribution to geomorphology
|Co-Conveners: J. Turowski , S. Rice , M. Stoffel , S. Lane
The aim of this session is to present new insights into the contribution of historical documents to understandings of geomorphic processes. To some extent it could be an opportunity to point out some perspectives shared by geomorphology and environmental history, notably with respect to social reactions to natural hazards or resource use. Historical research using documentary sources, including archival sources, may seem like an overused approach in geomorphology.
But its contribution is not limited to maps, plans or old photographs; indirect sources (sets of qualitative or economic data, statistics, reports of contemporary observers) could be as helpful in geomorphologic studies as they are in past-climate reconstruction. We welcome contributions that combine the approaches of geomorphology and environmental history.
The proceedings will be published in a special issue of the
international journal "Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus et Environnement"
Issue 3/2013, circa june-september 2013
(papers in English or French).