2024/2025

The Nordic Little Ice Age (1300-1900)

Lessons from Past Climate Change (NORLIA)

Humanities
Project illustration made up of Nigard Glacier, Norway, painting by Johan Christian Dahl (Bergen Kunstmuseum), and a historical temperature graph.

Principal investigators

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Jens Dominik Collet

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS

Abstract

What happened the last time Nordic societies encountered rapid climate change? How did natural and social environments interact during this Little Ice Age (1300-1900)? What can be learned from the ways people adapted to challenges that are in many ways similar to the ones we face today? The Nordic Little Ice Age (NORLIA) project renders these fundamental questions researchable, using a novel 'socionatural' approach that connects climatology, history and climate communication.

Fellows

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Bergsveinn Þórsson

Prof. Dr.
Bifröst University
Year at CAS
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Brita Brenna

Prof. Dr.
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS
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Ulf Buentgen

Prof. Dr.
Cambridge University
Year at CAS
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Jan Esper

Prof. Dr.
Mainz University
Year at CAS
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Heli Huhtamaa

Prof. Dr.
Bern University
Year at CAS
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Kirstin Krueger

Prof. Dr.
University of Oslo (UiO)
Year at CAS
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Hans Linderholm

Prof. Dr.
Gothenburg University
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research /
Geography /
Geosciences /
Natural Sciences
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Fredrik C. Ljungqvist

Prof. Dr.
Stockholms Universitet
Year at CAS
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Helene Løvstrand Svarva

Dr.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Year at CAS
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Astrid Ogilvie

Prof. Dr.
University of Colorado Boulder / Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri; https://www.svs.is/en/about-us/associate-scientists/dr-astrid-ej-oglivie
Year at CAS
Research Area
Climate research /
History /
Humanities /
Social Sciences
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Sam White

Prof. Dr.
Helsinki University
Year at CAS

Affiliated researchers

Scott
Bremer

Dr.
University of Bergen (UiB)

Håkon
Glørstad

Prof. Dr.
University of Oslo (UiO)

Matias
Kallevik

PhD candidate
University of Oslo (UiO)

Wendy
Khumalo

PhD candidate
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Bo
Poulsen

Prof. Dr.
Aalborg University