Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Discussion Series – Seminar programme 2014-2015

September 30th, 2014 by

Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Discussion Series

The Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Seminar is about bringing  together and expanding a network of people from different backgrounds (sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as people working in policy, media, and industry) to tackle questions about climate and environmental change in the past, present, and future.

The general questions we ask as a network are: Why does environmental knowledge matter? What can we learn about climate change from history? How can different disciplines work together to develop our understanding? (See our website created for a one-year AHRC  network project at

The aim of the seminar series will be to share knowledge, start conversations, and work towards new ways of thinking for future research projects.

Michaelmas Term: In this first term we propose to call on the expertise of people who are observing shifts in global environmental conditions and are involved in producing public accounts of those observations.


Wednesday October 8th  14:30-16:30 Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:

Roundtable Discussion on Fracking Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party UK), David Reiner (Cambridge Judge Business School & Energy Policy Research Group, Cambridge), Tim Harris (The Warriors Call, Anti-Fracking Initiative)
Chaired by Susan Crate (George Mason University)

Thursday October 9th  10:00 – 12:00 Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:

A 1 hour talk (followed by 1 hour Q & A) on the subject of ‘Climate change and interdisciplinary anthropology’
’Anthropological Investigations of the Bottom-Up Complexity and Adaptive Challenges of Change in Contemporary Rural Contexts’ – Susan Crate

Wednesday 22 October Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:


Wednesday 05 November Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:

Technology, Climate Change, and Engineering SolutionsHerta Nobauer (Vienna)

Wednesday 19 November Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:

Trails and Mapping of Climate Change in North AmericaMichael Bravo (Cambridge) at Climate Histories

Wednesday 03 December Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH:

Communicating Climate Change through ArtSteve Waters (Theatre Director), Edvard Hviding (Bergen) at Climate Histories

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