Australia Research Council in collaboration with Asia Research Center of Murdoch University and Universitas Gadjah Mada organize a workshop “Reconciling the Social and Natural Sciences: The Third Workshop of the ARC Linkage Project ‘Hazards, Tipping Points, Adaptation and Collapse in the Indo-Pacific World’. The workshop conducted from 28-29 August 2019 and took place at Faculty of geography and Cultural of Science, UGM.
This activity provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion between historians, ethnographers, geographers, sociologists and natural scientists from several partner organisations including the Indian Ocean World Center, McGill University; Earth Observatory Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University; Laboratory of Physical Geography, University of Paris; the Departments of History and Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University; the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University; Institute of History, Leiden University; the Department of History, University of Hull; the Department of History, University of Hyderabad; and Universitas Gadjah Mada. The joint Third ARC Workshops is a timely opportunity to talk about the materials, problems and opportunities for interdisciplinary work concerned with the latest international research into the social, economic and political impacts of hazard events, extreme weather, and climate change in the past and present Indo-Pacific World.
The workshop was opened by Vice Dean for Research, Community Service and Cooperation Faculty of Geography, Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron and Emeritus Professor James Francis Warren from Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University and continued with research paper presentation. The papers and interdisciplinary discussions focus upon three main research thrusts: case studies of natural environmental events and cycles that produced ‘tipping points’; tools and approaches to the way social and natural scientists understand cycles and events; and, natural hazards as a catalyst of historical change.