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The database that we have made available here contains data from the AHRC Pathways to Understanding the Changing Climate project that has been gathered around the Fens and Broads in East Anglia in the United Kingdom. It also contains data from affiliated organisations such as Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and the work of the teacher and artist Meg Amsden, amongst others.

The data have been categorised to reflect the interests of the Pathways Project so information about place, human relationships to place, climate change, waterways are some of the categories that have been foregrounded. However, the database can also be freely searched and so it is possible for users to find their own way around what is available here. 

We hope that the data archived here will be useful for researchers and educators both in the UK and abroad. 

The database was built by Michael Withey and Terry Chilvers, to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude. Any comments regarding its usefulness or its functionality should be addressed to Libby Peachey on

Please note: the database will be launched soon.

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.