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Professor Greg Bankoff

Professor in Environmental 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.

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Journal Article

Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19

Bankoff, G. (2020). Old ways and new fears bayanihan and covid-19. Philippine studies, historical & ethnographic viewpoints, 68(3-4), 467-475

Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world

Bankoff, G., Rush, D., Cooper-Knock, S. J., Gibson, L., Hirst, L., Jordan, S., …Walls, R. (in press). Fire risk reduction on the margins of an urbanizing world. Disaster Prevention and Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-06-2020-0191

Archaeological and historical insights into the ecological impacts of pre-colonial and colonial introductions into the Philippine Archipelago

Amano, N., Bankoff, G., Findley, D. M., Barretto-Tesoro, G., & Roberts, P. (in press). Archaeological and historical insights into the ecological impacts of pre-colonial and colonial introductions into the Philippine Archipelago. Holocene, https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683620941152

The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan

Bankoff, G., & Oven, K. (2020). The neglected country(side): Earthquake risk perceptions and disaster risk reduction in post-Soviet rural Kazakhstan. Journal of rural studies, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.048

Under the volcano: Mount Mayon and co-volcanic societies in the Philippines

Bankoff, G. (2020). Under the volcano: Mount Mayon and co-volcanic societies in the Philippines. Environment and History, 26(1), 7-29. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734019X15755402985532

Project

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

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£296,237.00

Started

1 November 2017

Status

Ongoing

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

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Australian Research Council

Grant

£12,473.00

Started

1 January 2016

Status

Ongoing

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

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AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£10,283.00

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Complete

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Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards

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Overseas Development Institute

Grant

£20,000.00

Started

28 September 2015

Status

Complete

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

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NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£111,036.00

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