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Online Exhibition: "Weathered History"

  • April 01, 2021
  • April 30, 2021

THE MATERIAL SIDE OF PAST CLIMATE CHANGE - an online exhibition with Google Arts & Culture (online since 17 Feb 2021 - unlimited):

Contemporary and historical climate change is, in itself, beyond the scale of human perception. What humans could see in the past and today still can perceive are meteorological extremes: droughts, heat waves, strong precipitation, floods, cold spells, and storms. Such extreme events, however, have generally left only indirect evidence in the material heritage of past human societies. This exhibition, a product of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in cooperation with the PAGES’s working group CRIAS, presents this legacy to a wider public. At times surprising objects are witnesses of human memory to meteorological disasters, but they also show how skillfully historical societies adapted to climate change.

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American Society for Environmental History

UIC Department of History - MC 198

601 S. Morgan St.

Chicago, IL  60607-7109