IKOS PhD Midway-seminar:"Historical Climate Change in the Jiāngnán Region in the Late Míng and Early Qīng periods (1600-1700): Perceptions, Effects and Adaptations."
We want to invite you to an open midway-seminar with our PhD-fellow in Chinese Studies Erling Agøy. To comment on the candidates work, we have invited Dr. Joerg Henning Huesemann from Universität Leipzig.
Erling Agøy (foto: privat)
The midway evaluation is organized in two parts and starts with a 2-hour public seminar, followed by a closed meeting.
The purpose of the midway evaluation is to assess the progress of the PhD project at a point when it is still possible to make small or substantial changes. In general, we want to know how the candidate is doing, how much work is done, and what is left, and which problems might arise, if they haven't already. At the same time, we want to give attention to the great important scholarly work performed by junior scholars at the Department.
About the PhD candidate and his Research
Erling Agøy is employed as a Research Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages. His project is connected to the lager research project: Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions of Sustainability in China and "Environmental Humanities"
The candidate's project is concerned with historical climate change in the Jiangnan region of China in the 17th century. Within this topic, he focus on the historical influence of climate changes, how they were perceived by local society and which efforts were taken to deal with them.