First Annual CUNY/HERC Open Workshop

First Annual CUNY HERC Open Workshop in Sustainability Science and Education

You are cordially invited to the first annual CUNY Human Ecodynamics Center Open Workshop in Sustainability Science and Education, which will begin at 9:00 AM Monday October 15th 2012 on the C (basement) level of the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue. This event is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation’s Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Research Coordination Network and hosted by the CUNY Human Ecodynamics Research Center. The program (attached) will feature distinguished keynote speakers from the UK and Sweden, and a wide range of short presentations and posters by scholars from Orkney College, William Patterson Univ., CUNY, ASU School of Sustainability, Washington State Univ., Columbia Teachers College, U Maryland, and U Copenhagen.

All are welcome as this event is open to the public! You will need a photo ID to get a vistor’s pass for the CUNY Graduate Center.

Date: Monday, October 15th, 2012
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, NY (Main Entrance between 34th and 35th St), C Level (basement).


  • 9:00-9:15 Welcome from CUNY Assoc Provost Henderson, HERC director Sophia Perdikaris
  • 9:15-9:45 Jago Cooper (Univ. College London) Archaeology for Sustainability
  • 9:45-10:15 Steven Hartman (NIES) Ecocriticism, Environmental History and the advent of Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities
  • 10:15-10:45 Anna Evely (Project MAYA) Social Media for Sustainability
  • 10:45-11:15 Coffee break & poster session
  • 11:15-11:45 Ruth Maher and the CUNY/WPU students; International Sustainability Field School in Orkney 2012
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch & Posters
  • 12:45-1:00 Ally Keir (Orkney College) Coastal Archaeology, Heritage, and Education for Sustainability
  • 1:00-1:15 Ramona Harrison (CUNY) Early Globalization and Human Ecodynamics in Eyjafjord Iceland
  • 1:15-1:30 Andrea Torvinen, Grant Snitker and Rhian Stotts (ASU) Testing the Application of Adaptive Governance of Common Pool Resources:An Archaeological Perspective
  • 1:30-1:45 Frank Feeley (CUNY) Early “Industrial Scale” Fisheries at Gufuskálar Iceland
  • 1:45-2:00 Stefani Crabtree (Washington State U) Cognitive Webs and Long Term Sustainability
  • 2:00-2:15 Seth Brewington (CUNY) Sustainability and Resilience in the Norse North Atlantic: an Example from the Faroe Islands
  • 2:15-2:30 Norie Manigault (CUNY) Ceramics and Settlement at Seaview Barbuda
  • 2:30-2:45 Maggie Morrison, Dan McGovern et al. (Columbia TC) GPS+Camera Pilot Project Barbuda West Indies
  • 2:45-3:00 Konrad Smiarowski (CUNY) & Christian K Madsen (Copenhagen) Economics of Extinction in Norse Greenland
  • 3:00-3:15 Aaron Kendall (CUNY) Connections and Networks in N Atlantic Trade
  • 3:15-3:30 Megan Hicks (CUNY) Millennial Scale Sustainability around Lake Mývatn Iceland
  • 3:30-3:45 George Hambrecht (U Maryland) Roots of the Anthropocene
  • 3:45-4:00 Jacob Freeman (ASU) Mutual feedback between resource base and foraging decisions on the evolution of hunter-gatherer societies
  • 4:00-5:00 Coffee break & poster session

You can see all of the slide presentations from this event here!

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