Lee Mordechai

Lee Mordechai is a Ph.D. student in the History Department at Princeton University. Among other topics, he is interested in historical earthquakes and tsunamis in ancient Rome and Byzantium, where he uses documentary, archaeological and natural evidence critically in order to learn as much as possible about these earthquakes, and in order to establish long term seismic models. He is also closely involved in the three year PIIRS Climate Change and History Initiative as both research assistant and administrator. This project aims to use a comparative approach to climate, environment and society in Eurasia between 300-1900, as an important step towards understanding the impact of climate on complex societies over time.