New palaeoclimate data about the environmental background to the rise of Islam
June 19, 2022

On the plateaux of Yemen traces of the Himyarite Kingdom can still be found today: terraced fields and dams formed part of a particularly sophisticated irrigation system that transformed the semi-desert into fertile fields. Himyar was an established part of South Arabia for several centuries and its influence politically and militarily extended…

PIIRS funding for "Lessons from the past, policy for the future?"
May 6, 2022

CCHRI receives further funding from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) for the next three years (2022-2025).

PAGES endorses the CCHRI!
Aug. 7, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the PAGES (Past Global Changes) Scientific Steering Committee has endorsed the CCHRI and its activities.

CCHRI Pandemics seminar series now online!
Dec. 5, 2020

“Pandemics in the Past: From Prehistory to (Almost) the Present" is available to watch online.

CCHRI Seminar Series on Historical Societal Resilience
Sept. 27, 2020

“Past Answers to Current Concerns: Approaches to Understanding Historical Societal Resilience,” a series of six videos, is now available to watch online.

The Princeton-Isparta-Max Planck Meander Valley Project
Sept. 15, 2020

In close collaboration with partners from Turkey and Germany, the CCHRI is setting up a new research programme to study the social-environmental dynamics of the Meander valley during the last two thousand years.

Introductory Workshop at ANAMED
Aug. 11, 2020

The intensive introductory workshop at ANAMED, Istanbul, postponed from September 2020 to September 2021 because of COVID-19 has had to be postponed again due to circumstances beyond our control, but we hope to schedule it for 2023. This introductory workshop is designed to introduce and familiarise junior scholars at all levels with the wide…

CCHRI researchers at SESYNC
Feb. 27, 2020

We are glad to announce that the application by several members of the CCHRI core team to launch a Pursuit at SESYNC (the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center - US) has been successful. A SESYNC Pursuit consists of a group of interdisciplinary scholars who all focus on the same question. The…

Feb. 27, 2020

The Princeton University Climate Change and History Research Initiative is delighted to announce the launch of a new series in collaboration with Oxford University Press!   Entitled: Interdisciplinary Approaches to premodern societies and environments, the series aims at a global historical and geographical…

CCHRI Research featured worldwide!
Dec. 2, 2019

We are glad to announce the CCHRI's research has recently been featured worldwide! In an article on the Justinianic Plague that has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), CCHRI co-leads and members Lee Mordechai, Merle Eisenberg, Tim Newfield and Adam Izdebski argue against the maximalist…