Zoe Yamada Stave, a senior history major, had research accepted for presentation at the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) conference to be held in Eugene, OR, in March 2022. Stave’s paper, “Libarna, Italy, as an Agricultural Stronghold, 6th-2nd Centuries BCE: An Environmental Historical Analysis of a Ligurian Archaeological Site,” explores the strategic and cultural importance of this Roman city.
Applying the lens of environmental history, Stave analyzes the relationship between the Ligurian peoples and Libarna in order to construct a better contextual understanding of their agricultural, pastoral, and cultivation practices. Her research contributes to the archaeological and historical understanding of the site and its importance to trade routes during the Roman Empire. ASEH is the premier academic organization for the field of Environmental History.
Stave worked with Department of History faculty Lisa M. Brady and Katherine V. Huntley in developing her research.