I was honoured to give the keynote address to an open symposium at the Association for East Asian Environmental History conference (EAEH 2015), held in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, 22-25 October. The theme of the conference was ‘Beyond borders: Oceans, mountains, and rivers in East Asia’.
Part of the trip included a study tour of Te-shima Island, the site of one of the world’s worst cases of illegal dumping of toxic industrial waste.
I also participated in a workshop titled, ‘Mathematical and geographical modelling for environmental humanities’, Kyoto University, 26-27 October.
Thanks to Professor Satoshi Murayama for inviting me and Leanne, and for his generous hospitality.