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【Workshop】Digital Methods for the Study of Environmental History


ICSCC Visiting Scholar Program Workshop, Fudan University

Digital Methods for the Study of Environmental History



International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University

World History Center, University of Pittsburgh


Dates:  June 7-8, 2019

Venue: Room 209Think Tank Building, Fudan University


Ruth Mostern

Director and Associate Professor of World History Center at University of Pittsburgh,Visiting Scholar at the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan University

HAN Zhaoqing

 Professor of the Institute of Chinese Historical Geography at Fudan University


June 72019

08:45-09:00  Opening Remarks  

       Chair :HAN Zhaoqing

                            JIN GuangyaoProfessor of the Department of History,  Director of 

                            the International Center for Studies of  Chinese  Civilization at Fudan  University

                             Ruth Mostern 


09:00-10:45 Session I – Methods and Exemplars I

        ChairRuth Mostern

       1. Geoff McGhee Stanford University

                         Running the Gamut: An Exploration of Environmental DH Projects

       2. Philip Brown The Ohio State University

                         Mapping Historical Places: Processes and Examples

       3. LIAO Hsiung-ming Academia Sinica, Taiwan 

                         The Cyber Infrastructure for GeoHumanities and the Study Of

                          Environmental History Based on HGIS


10:45-11:00 Coffee break 


11:00-12:45 Session II – Methods and Exemplars II    

        ChairLI Xin

        1. CHEN Yunzhen  Sun Yat-sen University

                       Investigating Environmental History Using the Scientific Method: Take the Flood 

                       Dynamics of the Lower Yellow River and its Implications for Geo-Archaeology as

                        an Example           

        2. Damian EvansEcole Française d'Extrême-Orient

      Airborne Laser Scanning of Archaeological Landscapes: Current Challenges and


      3. CHEN Gang XUE MengjiaoSchool of Geography and Ocean Sc ience

                       Urban Morphology Analysis of Yihe District in Nanjing City based on the 1930s 

                      Cadastral maps



14:15-16:00 Session III – People and Places I   

       ChairHAN Zhaoqing

       1. LI XinInstitute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

                          Landscape Change in the Past 2000 Years in the Ejin Oasis on the Silk 

                          Road: Evidence from Remote Sensing

       2. HU DiNanjing Normal Universtiy

                         Spatial and Time Patterns in the Taiping Civil War in 19th Century China

       3. WANG Xingping YAN Yiran Southeast University

                         Change of Administrative Division of Shangdong Province and the Causes 

                         Behind (1949-2019)



16:00-16:15  Coffee Break


16:15-18:00  Session IV – People and Places II    

                            ChairWANG Xingping

       1. HUANG Wen-yiHarvard University

                           Horse-Human Relations in Sixth-Century North China

       2. LUO Guangjie  Guizhou Normal College

                          Typical Rural Settlement Hollowization and its Ecological Effect on

                           Karst Mountain Area

       3. LIU Min East China Normal University

                            Long-term trend in ground-based air temperature and its responses to atmospheric 

                            circulation and anthropogenic activity in the Yangtze River Delta



June 82019

09:00-10:45 Session V – Water I    

       ChairPhilip Brown

       1. Anthony Acciaviati Columbia University

                         Talking the Great Sediment Sorting Machine: Devising New Instruments to 

                          Visualize the Ganges River Basin

       2. YANG XiaoInstitute of Chinese Historical Geography , Fudan  University

                         The Change of the Gaobao Lakes and its Driving Forces (1717-2011)

       3.  GUO Tao (中国建筑工程总公司)

                          Impact of Water Conservancy Project on Ecological Environment from the 

                          Perspective of River Regulation in Ming and Qing Dynasties


10:45-11:00  Coffee Break


11:00-12:45 (二) Session VI – Water II         

        ChairLUO Guangjie

       1. CHE QunDepartment of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                             “Shifting Baseline” in the Elevation Transformation: Mapping Water 

                             Conservancy  Constructions in the Middle Stream of the Yangtze River 


       2. HAN Zhaoqing ,XIA Handeng Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University

                            Changes to the Bed of the Yangtze River between Siyuan Ditch and Jiaoshan Hill

                             from 1861 to 1986

         3. ZHANG LiNorthwest Institute of  Historical Environment and Socio-

                                                               Economic Development, Shanxi Normal University

                             Separate reconstruction of cropland in Manas River Basin in 1909 and 1944



14:15-16:00  Session VII -Water III    

                             ChairLIAO Hsiung-ming

        1. Ruth MosternUniversity of Pittsburgh

                           Tracking Yu: Developing a Data System for Yellow River History

       2. SUN TaoFudan University

                            Thoughts and Methods of Studying the Plane Shape of the Yellow River’s 

                            Watercourse Based on the Yellow River Embankment Map

       3.WANG YinghuaChina Institute of Water Resources and  Hydropower 


                            Impact of Grand Canal Water Source Project on Beijing Urban Environment



16:00-16:15  Coffee Break


16:15-17:15  Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

                            Chairs :Han Zhaoqing    Ruth Mostern