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Recent publication: Historical Social Research, 48.1 – Long-Term Processes in Human History

Historical Social Research has published a special issue (nº 48.1) compiling some of the contributions that were presented during the Johan Goudsblom tribute conference, which took place at the Trippenhuis, home of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the centre of Amsterdam from 17 to 19 March 2022 (the introduction written by Johan Heilbron and Nico Wilterdink is in open access) :

  • Stephen Mennell: Remembering Johan Goudsblom. [abstract]
  • Johan Goudsblom: Long-Term Processes in the History of Humanity. [abstract]
  • David Christian: The Trajectory of Human History. [abstract]
  • Nico Wilterdink: Goudsblom’s Law of Three Stages: The Global Spread of Socio-Cultural Traits in Human History. [abstract]
  • Nina Baur: Long-Term Processes as Obstacles Against the Fourth Ecological Transformation. Ecological Sustainability and the Spatial Arrangements of Food Markets. [abstract]
  • John R. McNeill: Bison, Elephants, and Sperm Whales: Keystone Species in the Industrial Revolution. [abstract]
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski: On the Mutual Historical Dynamics of Societies’ Political Governance Systems and their Sources of Energy. The Approach of the Vienna School of Social Ecology. [abstract]
  • André Saramago: Dualism and Anti-Dualism in the Anthropocene: Process Sociology and Human/Nature Relations in the Great Evolution. [abstract]
  • Abram de Swaan: The Global Coordination Problem: Collective Action among Unequal States. [abstract]
  • Randall Collins: Sexual Revolutions and the Future of the Family. [abstract]
  • Johan Goudsblom: The Worm and the Clock: On the Genesis of a Global Time Regime. [abstract]