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Willingham Mere Excavation

August 9th, 2011 by Richard Irvine

Earlier this summer, some members of the network were lucky enough to visit and lend a hand at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit’s excavation at Willingham Mere, a former Fenland lake. It was an interesting demonstration of how archaeology can explore the deep history of environmental change in a particular place, and how that environmental change […]

CORE website launch event

February 26th, 2011 by Richard Irvine

The CORE network for Creative Research into the Environment is holding an event to launch their website and introduce the aims of their project. See the invitation to their launch event: here CORE, hosted by the Edinburgh College of Art, is a project “seeking to extend knowledge on the basis of collaborative work concerned with […]

Oct 16, 2010 workshop: histories of land & water in the East Anglian Fens

November 25th, 2010 by Richard Irvine

The Fens are a naturally marshy low-lying landscape in the flat lands that stretch out around the Wash in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk. This land is prone to flooding: see the photo here of flooding in Feltwell in 1915. What interests me as an anthropologist is way in which the humans who live in this […]

Sept 22 & 23, 2010: Creative thinking about the environment, Orkney Forum

November 25th, 2010 by Richard Irvine

CORE is a project based at the Edinburgh College of Arts and funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, aiming to build a network of artists, writers, anthropologists, and environmental scientists who can collaborate in order to think creatively about the environment “as a relational setting”; exploring “the relationship between environment, society, and the individual”. […]

An invitation to join CORE and request for information by Dec 10, 2010

November 25th, 2010 by Richard Irvine

Dear AHRC Climate Histories Network This is both a formal invitation to you to join the CORE Network and a request for information for the project website. Below we have given details of specific material we hope all Network participants will be able to provide for the website. Accompanying this invite is a project outline, which […]