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Learning Pathways through Changing Places

Symposium to launch Pathways Project
When Oct 02, 2014
from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Learning Pathways through Changing Places: 
Exploring the Global

Thursday 2nd October, 3pm to 6pm; Old Library, Pembroke College


Linking communities from the wetlands of the Norfolk Broads and the Cambridgeshire Fens with Alaska, Mexico and Mongolia


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This symposium is part of the launch event of the AHRC project entitled ‘Pathways to Understanding the Changing Climate: Time and place in cultural learning about the environment’. This four part event brings together researchers and practitioners from around the globe to talk about alternative approaches to learning in times of environmental change.  Each presentation will be locally situated and embedded in place (in Mongolia, Alaska, Mexico and Cambridgeshire), but will illustrate how environmental issues that have local significance can be relevant to and reflected in distant places.  Such issues benefit from and can foster intercultural, global interchange which this event will provide a forum for.

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment is a group that was initiated following a successful AHRC Network grant within Social Anthropology which created an interdisciplingary netwook on Climate Histories. Following the success of this network an interdisciplinary seminar series was funded by CRASSH from 2011–2016 to continue work on this theme. 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 and continues as an occasional series hosted at the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit.

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.