Greg_Bankoff

Professor Greg Bankoff

Professor in Environmnetal History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

Though Professor Bankoff's particular geographical focus is on Southeast Asia, and on the maritime nature of Spain's empire in the Pacific, he has increasingly become more of a global historian in recent years. He is a non-western historian who adopts an inter-disciplinary approach that combines the social with the natural sciences, theoretical insights with historical perspectives.

Journal Article

Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail

Bankoff, G. (2017). Aeolian empires: the influence of winds and currents on European maritime expansion in the days of sail. Environment and History, 23(2), 163-196. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734017X14900292921734

Hazardousness of place : a new comparative approach to the Filipino past

Bankoff, G. (2016). Hazardousness of place : a new comparative approach to the Filipino past. Philippine studies, historical & ethnographic viewpoints, 64(3-4), 335-357. https://doi.org/10.1353/phs.2016.0032

Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses

Bankoff, G. (2018). Remaking the world in our own image: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation as historical discourses. Disasters, 43(2), 221-239. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12312

Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands

Bankoff, G. (2018). Malaria, water management, and identity in the English lowlands. Environmental History, 23(3), 470-494. https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emx137

Blame, responsibility and agency: “Disaster Justice” and the State in the Philippines

Bankoff, G. (2018). Blame, responsibility and agency: “Disaster Justice” and the State in the Philippines. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 1(3), 363-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848618789381

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Local Governance and Community Resilience: How Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) and Communities Managed Flooding in England

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£291,489.00

Started

1 November 2017

Status

Ongoing

Project

Risks Hazards Disasters and Cultures Exploring an Integrated Humanities Natural Sciences and Disaster Studies Approach

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£0.00

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards

Funder

Overseas Development Institute

Grant

Started

28 September 2015

Status

Complete

Project

Hazards, Tipping Points, Adaptation and Collapse in the Indo-Pacific World

Funder

Australian Research Council

Grant

Started

1 January 2016

Status

Ongoing

Project

Earthquakes without frontiers: a partnership for increasing resilience to seismic hazard in the continents

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

Started

1 July 2012

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome applications in environmental history, disaster studies, community-based disaster risk reduction, animal studies. Completed PhDs Rebecca Messham, White Rose and Hull Scholarship, Doing Business Underwater: Flooding, Resilience and Entrepreneurship in the UK, 2009-2014 Alexia Rogers-Wright, ESRC CASE Studentship, Rethinking the Spaces and Institutions for the Governance of Flood Management, 2008-2013 Current PhD supervisors George Borrinaga, Mechanisms of Resilience: Identification, Social Memory and Community Responses to Crises in Samar and Leyte, Philippines, 1882-2013 Jazmin Scarlett, The Reciprocal Relationships between Volcanoes and Societies on St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles Shaun Allan, The Territorial Army and its Future Loreta Zydeliene, Interwar Forests and Forest Industry in Lithuania