NABO in the UNESCO BRIDGES ProgramJanuary 31st 2020 Background: BRIDGES is a new UNESCO initiative now moving forwards as a sustainability science coalition proposed for integration in their MOST (Management of Social Transformations) intergovernmental science program. The intention of the coalition is to better integrate humanities, social science, and local and traditional knowledge perspectives into research, education and action for global sustainability through development and coordination of resilient responses to environmental and social changes at local and territorial scales. The BRIDGES logo expresses the aim of connection between knowledge holders, disciplines, and practitioners needed to better coordinate effective responses to rapid large -scale change. BRIDGES builds upon a previous UNESCO project: “The UNESCO-organized project Broadening the Application of the Sustainability Science Approach was initiated in October 2015 with support of the [...]
Click on the image below to see Tom McGovern's slides for his talk at the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) meetings in July 2019. Tom details the archaeological work being done by NABO and HERC members to rescue the rapidly eroding middens of Greenland.
North Atlantic Encounters:Perspectives on Climate, Culture, and HistoryProposal for a Cooperative Research Program Tom McGovern CUNY NABOThomas.email@example.com A North Atlantic Encounters Concept: The past millennium has seen the spread of hunters, fishers, and farmers from a long-settled mainland and coastal archipelagos in the Eastern North Atlantic and North Sea into the depths of the great grey ocean and to the gateway to North America. The early Viking age saw multiple culture contacts resulting in the formation of a hybrid North Atlantic culture in northern Scotland, Ireland and the Faroes that spread westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland. Understanding the dynamics of the Norse diaspora, successful and failed Landnám events, and the diverging pathways of Iceland and Greenland has been a core subject for multiple research teams and their work has produced [...]