A talk by guest professor Bruce James on January 17, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the BOKU Ceremonial Hall (Festsaal).

Crops, Soils and Civilization Dr. Bruce James is a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Soils Research at BOKU, and he is on sabbatical leave for one year from the University of Maryland, College Park (USA), where he teaches and does research in soil chemistry and environmental science. He is writing a book on “crops, soils, and civilization” that will use knowledge and ways of knowing from environmental history, ecology, agricultural sciences, and soil science to understand how human uses of soil and water influenced the emergence, cycling, resilience, and sustainability of ancient civilizations. He teaches a course on this subject, and it was developed in response to student requests of Dr. James. He has been teaching and learning with the students in this field since the 1980s.

CYCLING OF CIVILIZATIONS: Ecosystem Challenge and Creative Response in Soil & Water Management by the Anasazi of Southwestern North America Date: January 17, 2013 Time: 4:00 p.m. Place: Ceremonial Hall (Festsaal), Gregor Mendel Str. 33, 3rd floor