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From risk to resilience, from past to present: critical perspectives and comparative approaches

Des risques à la résilience, du passé au présent : perspectives critiques et approches comparatives

2016 Summer School of the Cluster of Excellence Territorial and Spatial Dynamics (LabEx DynamiTe)

École d'été 2016 du laboratoire d’excellence « Dynamiques territoriales et spatiales » (LabEx DynamiTe)

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Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

This Summer School will give precedence to exploratory work that does not take the concept of resilience for granted but rather examines the social and historical conditions of its use by the scientific community. Thus, a constant dialogue between past and present case studies shall be offered, involving geographers, sociologists, historians and archeologists. By comparing sites distant in both time and space, common mechanisms that lead to system resilience or on the contrary to major qualitative system reorganizations can be identified.

Announcement

Argument

The notion of resilience, which entered the field of geography for the first time in France in 2000, has become a cornerstone in the geography of risk over the past ten years or so. “Resilience” is a polysemic term whose definition and use are under debate today. Thus, we will give precedence to exploratory work that does not take the concept of resilience for granted but rather examines the social and historical conditions of its use by the scientific community.

One way to refine the concept of resilience today is to reflect on scales, especially temporal scales. Observing societies’ responses to ancient perturbations over the long term provides better insight into phases of both adjustment and bifurcation. Knowledge of the past also plays a role in handing down memories of past risks that, according to some researchers, would increase resilience capabilities in the present. Analysis of societies’ responses after a recent traumatic event (natural disaster, war, forced eviction), for its part, allows for much more detailed analysis of the short- and medium-term effects of the induced perturbations. The methodologies used to this aim (for example, participatory or geomatic approaches) also differ from the historical analysis of past events.

Thus, a constant dialogue between past and present case studies shall be offered, involving geographers, sociologists, historians and archeologists. By comparing sites distant in both time and space, common mechanisms that lead to system resilience or on the contrary to major qualitative system reorganizations can be identified.

Main themes

Four topics shall be covered:

  • historiographical approaches to resilience and the role of temporal scales;
  • resilience and cities;
  • post-disaster resilience;
  • and residential vulnerability.

Registration 

Click here to register online (registration will close on 3 April 2016):

http://labex-dynamite.com/en/labex-events/summer-schools/summer-school-2016/summer-school-2016-registration-form/

(A selection will be made by the Organizing committee, as places are limited)

The summer school will be held at the Monastère des Bénédictins de l’Université de Catane from wednesday 6th to 12th july 2016.

Registration fees

(they include the week of training, accommodation and meals.They do not include transportation to and from Catania):

  • Academics (500 euros);
  • Non academics (750 euros);
  • LabEx DynamiTe members / partner units members (250 euros).

Organizing committee

 Sandrine ROBERT

 CRH : Centre de Recherches Historiques (UMR 8558)

 sandrine.robert@ehess.fr 

 Franck LAVIGNE

 LGP : Laboratoire de Géographie Physique (UMR 8591)

 franck.lavigne@univ-paris1.fr 

 Véronique DUPONT

 CESSMA : Centre d’Etudes en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Africains, Américains et Asiatiques (UMR 245)

 veronique.dupont@ird.fr

Places

  • Catania, Italian Republic

Date(s)

  • Sunday, April 03, 2016

Keywords

  • résilience, vulnérabilité résidentielle, risque, catastrophe naturelle

Contact(s)

  • Farouk Temine
    courriel : farouk [dot] temime [at] hesam [dot] eu

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Farouk Temine
    courriel : farouk [dot] temime [at] hesam [dot] eu

To cite this announcement

« From risk to resilience, from past to present: critical perspectives and comparative approaches », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, https://calenda.org/353343

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