CSH Webtalk by Sabin Roman: “Modelling the long-term evolution of societies”

May 06, 2022 | 15:0016:00

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This talk will be presented by Sabin Roman (Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge) online via Zoom on Friday, May 6 at 3 PM.


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Title: “Modelling the long-term evolution of societies”



I will be covering some modelling issues that come up when considering the long-term development of societies. Of particular importance is the topic of societal collapse as the archaeological record has numerous instances of the phenomenon. I will discuss some of the general modelling philosophy, relevant literature, my own work on ancient societies (Easter Island, the Maya, Roman Empire and Chinese dynasties) and implications for modern society. There are several modelling considerations unique to modern society that will be highlighted.



May 06, 2022