Forward Into the Past

These is last year's keynote speaker - this years will be posted Jan, 2018

Keynote Lecture - 9:00 am

Climates of Change: Environmental History as Hands-On Pedagogy

Steven Bednarski and his students discuss their four-year experiential learning adventure to Herstmonceux Castle, where, each summer, they conduct excavations and visit archives for clues about late medieval climate change. The students, in conjunction with an international team of archaeologists, historians, palaeoclimatologists, and environmentalists, seek to understand the impact of changing weather and climate conditions on lived human conditions in southern England circa 1450. During the keynote, Bednarski and his junior research partners will report on finds, techniques, and the benefits of experiential learning.

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