In 2013 a joint venture of the University of Maine and Harvard University retrieved a 73-meter (240ft) ice core from Colle Gnifetti in the Swiss Alps. Chemical analysis of the ice core, at the Climate Change Institute, is producing invaluable new data about climate change and human-climate interactions from the last 2,000 years. Concurrently, Harvard historians combed pre-modern written records to create a new geo-database of climate events, which complements the scientific data. This presentation will show the first exciting results of the historian/scientist team made possible by support from the Arcadia Fund. Read more about the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project here.... Read more about 2,000 Years of European Climate: First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project
The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is pleased to announce the first Harvard Research Symposium on the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society (or as we call it, the Food+ Symposium). The Symposium will feature 20 Harvard faculty members from 8 schools and a dozen departments giving 7 minute "speed presentations" on their current Food+ research.
The goal of the Food+ Research Symposium is to provide attendees with a sense of the excitement and breadth of the Food+ research underway at Harvard and foster cross-fertilization among researchers.... Read more about Harvard Food+ Research Symposium