•We show how the past remains poorly integrated within climate adaptation research.•Historians remain wary of d$eterminism; other approaches can downplay human agency.•We suggest three areas for stronger engagement with history in adaptation, namely.•Particularizing adaptation, focus on path dependency, and second-order observation.•A stronger historical focus in adaptation may require a change in research culture.
Global Environmental Change – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
Read and print from thousands of top scholarly journals.
Bookmark this article. You can see your Bookmarks on your DeepDyve Library.