1) June 17 & 18, 2010: 2 methodology virtual forums
2.30-5.00pm on the 17th; 9.30am-12.30pm on the 18th; Nihon Room, Pembroke College
To discuss the methodological issues related to learning about the past
The first stage of this Network will begin with these forums where we will establish new working relations and bring together a number of academic disciplines that do not ordinarily communicate. We will start to formulate a trans-disciplinary vision of methodological issues through discussions.
2) October 16, 2010: internal work-in-progress workshop
9.30am-3.30pm, Seminar Room, Dept of Social Anthropology
For the Cambridge core group to discuss research to date; explore commonalities; identify methodological challenges; and refine on-going research goals
Building on the new, cross-disciplinary connections established through the methodology virtual forums, as well as employing existing international networks, this informal workshop assesses those methods with relation to specific fieldwork and begin to formulate collective themes and arguments.
3) January 21 & 22, 2011: conference
CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
Panels: 1) East Anglian Fens case study: climate change discourses in the context of environmental change; 2) climate change memory; 3) interdisciplinary challenges of communicating cultural knowledge of environmental change; and 4) “in the name of climate change”: public, policy and media narratives
This marks the beginning of the second stage of the Network, which will bring together approximately 25 contributors, centres for environmental research that incorporate relatively little anthropological analysis, schools with which we have established links, and local historical societies. We will link our awareness of historical process to that of contemporary challenges embedded in complex social interactions that extend well beyond the university.
CRASSH conference summary; ConferenceSchedulePDF; ConferenceProgrammePDF
4) March 18, 2011: internal work-in-progress workshop
Venue to be announced
For the Cambridge core group to consolidate and identify a subgroup of researchers to submit a panel and a coherent set of papers to be prepared for publication
This informal workshop will provide the necessary context for producing a coherent body of work and provide the chance to frame our findings for the benefit of future long-term research aims and applications.