Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Org.: Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa - Centro de História d'Aquém e d'Além-Mar (Univ. NOVA Lisboa) - Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (Univ. Lisboa)
Interaction between human beings and the natural world has always assumed the possibility of its use for their own benefit. Since the dawn of humanity surviving meant to experience, learn, know and recognize potential and diversity of resources that may be used, but also to create conditions and means that allow such use in a variety of geographic spaces with different characteristics which, in turn, determined behaviors of the human communities as well as different environmental impacts. Therefore, over the centuries, the relation human beings / nature became the privileged space in which knowledge, technique and science developed.
In this first meeting, we intend to discuss the multiple aspects of this relation with specific focus on the way natural world was seen, interpreted and handled by people throughout time, the consequences of the secular manipulation of the natural resources and the importance of recovering historical information related to this process for a better understanding of the present-day relation human / environmental changes.
Dead line: December 15, 2016.