The 2017 Lent Term edition of Cam Magazine features Department Reader Dr Bhaskar Vira on India's future (p. 17) and Senior Lecturer Dr David Nally on Malthus (pp. 30-31). The magazine is sent in print to all alumni of the University of Cambridge, or is available to view online.
Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis Prof Ulf Buentgen and Professor of Volcanology Prof Clive Oppenheimer are part of a team running 'Climate Change in Eurasian Late Antiquity: A Dialogue between Science, History, and Archaeology' a workshop taking place at the IAS in Princeton today.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together historians and other humanities scholars, archaeologists, and climatologists to investigate the possible effects of climatic variability on social and political change in Eurasia between the 4th and 8th centuryes. The group aim to bring together knowledge about population movements, political events, and economic transformations that may have been in part ascribable to climatic change.
Department Reader Dr Alex Jeffrey explores the potential role of human rights institutions as a mechanism for challenging the potential injustices of resurgent state violence in Europe in a new series of 'interventions' on Europe's political future(s) published in Political Geography.
A new paper by Cambridge researchers Dr Mike Bithell, Prof Keith Richards and Dr Gareth Rees with Dr Ronald Twongyirwe (Mbarara University of Science) explores the connections between people's class and social group and their perceptions of deforestation, looking specifically at forested and non-forested landscapes in Western Uganda.
Department Leverhulme fellow Sam Halvorsen explores the challenging spatial aspects of social movements in a new blog and article. The texts highlight the dilemmas and contradictions that can arise for movement leaders when mobilising particular spatial strategies and the importance of geography in understanding social movements.