Special Issue "Peoples, Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: history of Africa and Indian ocean; environmental history
Interests: marine environmental history; atlantic history; blue humanities
Interests: primatology & anthropology
Interests: marine environmental history; history of the Portuguese discoveries
Interests: environmental history; ocean and coastal history
Over the centuries, different aspects of the human-natural world relationships have shaped a wide range of environments and landscapes. In the broad sense, landscapes mirror the synthesis of interactions between peoples and places, reflect circulation of knowledge and technology and materialize the development, transformation and adaptation of humans’ societies across time and space, in different geographic and cultural contexts. The result of these complex and multifaceted interconnections is the recognition of different environments and landscapes as a structural component of natural, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and a vital element in the creation of each community's identity. As such, this special issue aims to address the interaction between humans and the non-human world by bringing the broad concept of landscape into the discussion, considering that this concept also serves as a historical testimony and a fundamental source for the study of the past. This discussion can shed a light in this long-term relationship and interconnection essential in the current challenging contexts of environmental changes.
We are accepting Research Papers and Reviews in the suggested but non-exclusive main topics:
- Animals and landscapes
- Environmental and climate change and human impacts
- Landscape as a living archive
- Literary landscapes and soundscapes
- Natural and cultural landscapes
- Natural history and science
- Society and environment
- Waterscapes and littoral changes
Dr. Ana Cristina Roque
Dr. Cristina Brito
Dr. Cecilia Veracini
Ms. Nina Vieira
Dr. Joana Gaspar de Freitas
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- Environmental History
- Environmental Humanities
- Animal Studies
- Multispecies ethnography
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Multidisciplinary and cross-comparative approaches
- Nature Agency