Rationale for Establishing the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH)
More than twenty scholars doing East Asian environmental history participated in the First World Congress of Environmental History convened by the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) in Copenhagen and Malmo during August 4-8, 2009. Because East Asia is not well represented among the current members of ICEHO, many of us who joined in a discussion during the conference agreed to form an association and named it the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH).
The AEAEH is an organization of individual members engaged in doing research on East Asian environmental issues with historical perspectives. Scholars from fields related to environmental studies, such as history, archaeology, literature, ethics, anthropology, geography, demography, economics, sociology, law, biology, ecology, agronomy, nutrition, medical science, public health, meteorology, geology, and engineering (energy, hydrology, municipal engineering), are all welcome to become members. Interdisciplinary approaches will be emphasized and within the sphere of East Asia a wide temporal span will be covered. Comparative studies, of course, will also be encouraged.
President of AEAEH
Prof. Akihisa Setoguchi 瀨戶口明久 (Kyoto University) was elected the new President of the Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH) by the General Meeting of the Association on 27 October 2019 for a two-year term (2020-2021).
Prof. Setoguchi is to succeed Dr. Shiyung Liu 劉士永
who served as the Fourth President of AEAEH during 2018-2019.
Vice President of AEAEH
Prof. Tatsushi Fujihara 藤原辰史 (Kyoto University) was appointed as the Vice President of AEAEH by the General Meeting of the Association on 27 October 2019 for a two-year term (2020-2021).
Council of AEAEH
Nine members of AEAEH were elected for the Council of AEAEH during the General Meeting of the Association on 27 October 2019. They are (alphabetical order by last name):
Shinobu Iguro 井黒忍
Yawen Ku 顧雅文
(Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)
Shiyung Liu 劉士永
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University/University of Pennsylvania)
Xueqin Mei 梅雪芹
Shoko Mizuno 水野祥子
Manyong Moon 文晚龍
(Jeonbuk National University)
Koji Nakashima 中島弘二
Federico Paolini (Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli)
Asian Society for Environmental History Founding Committee, AEAEH
On 27 October 2019, the General Meeting of the Association endorsed the establishment of a committee to discuss the future development of EAEH, with a focus on engaging environmental historians from across Asia. The committee will be chaired by Prof. Satoshi Murayama 村山聡 (Kagawa University) and has been mandated with the task of drawing up a proposal to be presented at the next General Meeting at EAEH 2021.
Aims and Membership of the Committee (March 8, 2021)
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