Day One: January 23, 2020


Session 1: The Nile over the longue durée
(Chair: Markus Stoffel, Geneva)

14:30–15:00Welcome and Introduction
15:00–15:30Henry F. Lamb (Aberystwyth)
Lake Tana and the Blue Nile: the last 150,000 years
15:30–16:00Cecile Blanchet (Potsdam)
Flood dynamics during the last Saharan Humid period:
clues from a laminated record from the Nile deep-sea fan
16:00–16:30Elena Xoplaki (Giessen)
Precipitation in variability and changes in monsoonal Africa –
Associations with northern Egyptian hydroclimate in new
comprehensive earth system models prior to CE 700
16:30–17:00Coffee Break
17:00–17:30Judith Bunbury (Cambridge)
Evidence for Graeco-Roman Climate and environment;
tying climate records to observations from the field
17:30–18:00Response by Irene Soto Marín (Basel) 
General Discussion


Day Two: January 24, 2020

Session 2: Historical case studies of Nile flood extremes during Roman times
(Chair: Marco Maiuro, Rome)

09:30–10:00Anna Arpaia (Pavia)
The Nile breaks the banks: unfavorable floods in some documents
from the 1st century BC Herakleopolite
10:00–10:30Katherine Blouin (Toronto)
Good Flood, Bad Flood: Environmental entanglements in the
Roman Northeastern Delta
10:30–11:00Sabine R. Huebner (Basel)
Did shifts in the African Monsoon lead to the decline of the Roman
Fayum from the third century CE?
11:00–11:30Coffee Break
11:30–12:00Christophe Corona (Clermont)
Multi-proxy approach provides insights into climate variability in
Central Italy at the End of the Roman Empire: Insights of Work in
the Nile river
12:00–12:30Response by Elio Lo Cascio (Rome)
General Discussion

Session 3: Natural proxies for reconstructing Nile floods during the Roman period
(Chair: Sabine R. Huebner, Basel)

13:30–14:00Matthieu Ghilardi (Aix-en-Provence)
Nile River evolution during Graeco-Roman times in Egypt:
what we learn from sediment archives?
14:00–14:30Markus Stoffel (Geneva)
Tracking changes in Nile floods with tree rings: Possibilities
and limitations
14:30–15:00Coffee Break
15:00–15:30Kevin Anchukaitis (Tucson)
Inference from the periphery: large-scale climate variability and
Nile floods during the Common Era
15:30–16:00Response by Federico de Romanis (Rome)
General Discussion