JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Session information

[J] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS28] History X Earth and Planetary Science

convener:Yasuyuki Kano(Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Hiroaki Isobe(Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts), Kei Yoshimura(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo), kiyomi iwahashi(National Institute of Japanese Literature)

The history of modern observation in earth and planetary sciences is often far shorter compared with the timescales of their interests. Investigation of the long-term variations and occurrences of extremely rare events requires effective use of information derived from historical documents observed and recorded by pre-modern people. Thus, historical documents have been referred in various fields of earth and planetary sciences such as seismology, climatology, meteorology and astronomy. Sharing their records, methods and experiences will be beneficial for each field and bring new insights. It is also essential to involve experienced historians because one needs to carefully investigate the reliability and the context of each document in order to use it as scientific data. On the other hand, analyzing the record in the historical documents with the eyes of modern science may also bring new insights to the historians. Cooperative work between historians and earth scientists will provide better knowledge on disaster mitigation, and science, technology and society through understanding of human reaction to historical disasters.

In this session we overview the studies using the historical documents in various fields of the earth and planetary sciences as well as the recent advances in related topics such as historical-data assimilation and digital humanities, such as AI character recognition. The aim is to promote the communication and dialogues among the researchers in various background, and thus foster the new ideas and collaborations in the study of "History X EPS."

*Kooiti Masuda1, Panduka Neluwala2, Kinya Toride4,3, Kei Yoshimura3, Hidenori Tanaka5, Sho Miyazaki5, Satoshi Nozawa5, Mika Ichino6, Yu Okubo7,8, Junpei Hirano7 (1.Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 2.Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 3.Institue of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, 4.Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 5.Department of Earth Science, College of Science, Ibaraki University, 6.ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities, 7.Department of History, Teikyo University, 8.Department of Geography, Senshu University)

*Mika Ichino1, Kooiti Masuda2, Takehiko Mikami2, Yasuo Takatsuki3 (1.Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems , 2.Tokyo Metropolitan University, 3.Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University)