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Outreach and funding

Outreach and funding

The Climate Histories Group has received funding to continue its interdisciplinary work on environmental understandings and history and to take it beyond academia to work with children, artists, local organizations and policymakers.

Funding has been received from:

• University of Cambridge HEIF 5 award

• ESRC Impact Acceleration Activity grant through the University of Cambridge to support and extend outreach work

• Eco-Himal to support international links with schools


Cross cultural meeting


The group organised a series of workdays in schools in order to learn from and inspire children in their explorations of their own environments. Activities have included: water vole surveys, work with artists, visits to chalk pits, international links with schools in Italy and Nepal.

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment is a group that was initiated through a seminar series funded by CRASSH in 2011. This series was co-convened by the Departments of Social Anthropology, Geography, and the Engineering Department's Centre for Sustainable Development.

The series brought together people from a range of academic and non-academic backgrounds including the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, and those working within policy, industry, activism, education, and media. The series has run each year since culminating in the Paris 2015: Climate Histories Seminar Series. 

The connections and networks made through the discussions in this series formed the backdrop against which some funding bids were developed and the projects that resulted are also featured on this site.