Muskie School of Public Service

Muskie School Lunch & Learn Research Hour

Join us for a research presentation and discussion on "Little Ice Age catastrophic storms and the destruction of a Shetland Island community" by Matthew Bampton.

Matthew Bampton has worked at USM since 1992.  He teaches physical geography and GIS, and his research centers on human-environment interactions.  His current research focusses on climate impacts on marginal communities in the sub-arctic during the Little Ice Age.  This work started in 2011 with an interdisciplinary field project in the Shetland Islands combining archeology, geology and GIS to analyze the destruction of a farming community. The core analysis for this work was undertaken in academic year 2014-15 when Matthew was appointed as Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh in the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities.  His most recent publication is Little Ice Age catastrophic storms and the destruction of a Shetland Island community, in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twpBYFjQUow&feature=youtu.be

When: Thursday October 26; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Where: 128 Wishcamper (Muskie School GIS Lab)

Bring your lunch; dessert provided!