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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 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.