Conference (South Asia, SE Asia, Japan, Europe, US), "Disaster, Environment and Property: Historical Perspectives, 19th and 20th Centuries," Paris, Dec. 2-3

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 2, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Location: 
France
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Rural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Environmental History / Studies

Conference (South Asia, SE Asia, Japan, Europe, US), "Disaster, Environment and Property: Historical Perspectives, 19th and 20th Centuries," Paris, Dec. 2-3

"Disaster, Environment and Property: Historical Perspectives, 19th and 20th Centuries," Paris, Dec. 2-3

The Paris Institut d'études avancées has offered us their fantastic facilities at Hôtel de Lauzun, a 17th century mansion (not a hotel!) richly arranged, located on the Cité island on the Seine. This is a unique venue.

Please feel free to spread the word, the conference is open to everyone. But owing to the cultural value of the building, IEA requests visistors to register via an online form http://paris-iea.fr/node/3369/

Program:
 

December 2

 

9:00AM - 9:15 AM:    Welcome

 

9:15AM - 9:45 AM:    Introduction by Organizers

 

9:45AM - 11:25 AM:  Disasters and Property in Socialist and Capitalist Systems, USA and (former) USSR

 

Presidence de séance: Laurent Coumel (CERCEC)

 

William Wheeler (Goldsmiths College), "Disastrous Properties of Modernity? The Aral Sea Dessication and Restoration in the Context of Socialist and Postsocialist Property Regimes"

Harvey M. Jacobs (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "20th Century Regulation of Private Property in the United States: Disasters, Institutional Evolution, and Social Conflict"

 

11:25AM - 12:15 PM: Facing Natural Disasters? Joint ownership Regimes in Japan

 

Philip Brown (Ohio State University), "Property Rights and Disaster Amelioration in Early Modern Japan"

 

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM:    Lunch

 

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM:      Governing Past-crisis Environments: Disaster, Land Ownership and Populations in Indonesia

 

Sander Tetteroo (Leiden University/Universitas Gadjah Mada), "Material Post-disaster Recovery in Colonial Indonesia (1900s-1930s)"

 

Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University), The Panarchy of Property: land rights and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster"

 

Conference dinner

 

December 3

                                        

9:00AM - 9:30 AM:         Welcome

9:30AM-12:00 PM:         Appropriation, Vulnerability and Disaster Prevention: Focus on Wetlands

 

Presidence de séance: Romain Huret (EHESS)

 

Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University}, “Drying the Bengal Delat: Colonial Property Laws and the Creation of an Unstable Ecological Terrain”

 

Andy Horowitz (Tulane University), "Flood Control, Oil Rights, and America's Sinking Gulf Coast"

 

Brian Rumsey (University of Kansas), "Disastrous Maps: The National Flood Insurance Program in the US, 1968-2014"

 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM:     Lunch

 

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM:  Property, No-Go Zones and Industrial Hazards

 

Presidence de seance= Frederic Graber (CNRS-EHESS)

 

Julia Burtin (EHESS), "Habiter entre deux catastrophes au Havre: interroger Ia responsabilite industrielle pour sauvegarder les occupations foncieres de l'apres-guerre"

 

Sezin Topcu (CNRS-CEMS), "Entre becquerels, argent et sentiment: evaluation et valuation des territoires et de Ia propriete affectes par un accident nucleaire"

 

3:30 PM – 3:25 PM:   Coffee Break

 

3:25 PM                      Concluding Discussion

 

This conference is organized by the Center for Historical Studies (CRH) & the Center for Russian, Caucasian and Central-European Studies (CERCEC), in partnership with the Paris Institute for Advanced Study (IEA) and with the support of GOVENPRO project of The French National Research Agency (ANR)

 

 

 

Contact Info: 

One key conference organizer is Marc Elie, marc.elie@cercec.cnrs.fr

Philip Brown (hokurikukenkyu@gmail.com) is distributing this announcement but has no organizational role in this conference.