Scholars Discuss Climate and History in Monsoon Asia

September 28, 2020

By Rohini Thakkar

Sunil Amrith and Clark Alejandrino

In a recent webinar organized by Duke’s Global Asia Initiative, scholars, Dr. Sunil Amrith and Dr. Clark Alejandrino discussed the climate and history in monsoon Asia. Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University and the Director of the Global Asia Initiative moderated the webinar. Students, scholars and environmental enthusiasts from all around the world attended the webinar.

Watch the full recording of the webinar:

Climate history is an old field, but more recent experiences and understanding of climate change and the Anthropocene has transformed our conceptions of human-climate relationships. In this webinar, Dr. Amrith and Dr. Alejandrino explored how the study of history can no longer afford to view human-climate relationships as relatively remote or stable variable.

The event was organized by Duke’s Global Asia Initiative (GAI) in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI). The event was also supported by iMEP (international Masters in Environmental Policy) and the ERC (Environmental Research Center) at DKU