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Fickle Waters, Resilient Societies? A Roundtable on Resilience, Sustainability and Water History around the North Sea

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Boom, Mathijs 
van Dam, Petra JEM 
Lathouwers, Eline 
Robson, Elly 

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What did it mean to organise a society sustainably in watery environments? And what happened when sustainable practices failed? How did societies cope with fickle waters? The history of water in the lowlands around the North Sea offers a case in point to think historically about resilience alongside sustainability. In this roundtable, four scholars reflect on the possibilities and limits of resilience as a concept through which to read the interactions of humans and the rest of the natural world.

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'Beyond missed opportunities: a history of sustainability in the Low Countries’ symposium

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Beyond missed opportunities: a history of sustainability in the Low Countries

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