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Research seminars

Research seminars

Jump to: Main Departmental seminars | Cultural and Historical Geography | Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure | Conservation | Environmental Systems and Processes | Political ecology | Polar physical science | Circumpolar History and Public Policy (CHiPP) | Gender | Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG) | Cambridge Volcanology | Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography | Biogeography and Biogeomorphology | Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History | Other talks | Reading groups

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Main Departmental seminar series

Main Departmental seminar series at the Department of Geography.

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Seminars in Cultural and Historical Geography

All seminars begin at 1pm and take place in the Hardy Building, Room 101 (unless otherwise stated), Department of Geography. All welcome!

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The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

Research seminar series run by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.

Sandwiches and fruit will be available from 12.45pm.

Convenors: Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk), Romola Davenport (rjd23@cam.ac.uk) and Alice Reid (alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk).

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Cambridge Conservation Seminars

The series is intended to provide a research and social focus for university lecturers, research staff and postgraduate students interested in conservation research. The primary aim is to inform university colleagues of what research is going on in different departments and to bring in high quality outside speakers. Equally, members of conservation organisations are welcome to attend. A key element is the opportunity after each talk to socialise with colleagues from different departments and organisations.

Generously funded by the CCI Strategic Initiative Fund
http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/

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Climate and Environmental Dynamics - Department of Geography

Seminars within the Climate and Environmental Dynamics research group of the Department of Geography.

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# Thursday 1st June 2017, 1.00pm - Céline Vidal & Yves Moussallam (Geography)
Brown Bag Discussion: Tales from the Rift
Venue: Rm 101, William Hardy Building, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Céline Vidal and Yves Moussallam recently returned from fieldwork in Ethiopia and will introduce their research into volcanism in the Ethiopian Rift between 300,000 and 200,000 years ago, and it’s possible impacts on early antaomically-modern humans.

Bring your lunch!

# Thursday 15th June 2017, 1.00pm - Carrie Andrew (Geography)
Brown Bag Discussion: Fungal Ecology and Global Change
Venue: Rm 101, William Hardy Building, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Carrie Andrew joined the Department as a visiting researcher at the start of Lent Term, collaborating with Prof. Ulf Büntgen. Carrie will be discussing her research looking at fungal ecology and global change.

Polar Physical Sciences

Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG)

A series of 50 minute lectures, followed by discussion, on the broad topic of environmental evolution, climate, ecological and human change during the Quaternary (the last ~2.6 million years). The lectures are aimed at a broad audience (including geoscientists, glaciologists, environmental scientists, atmospheric chemists, biologists, anthropologists and archaeologists).

Seminars are usually held on Thursdays starting at 17:30 in Clare College in the Thirkill Room (far left corner of first court) or the Latimer Room (on the left in the first court).

Wine is usually served after the talks and there is time for discussion over drinks and/or dinner after the seminar, which should last approximately 1 hour. The meetings are currently organised by Rachael Rhodes (rhr34@cam.ac.uk; Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Department of Earth Sciences), and Della Murton (dkf20@cam.ac.uk; Department of Zoology). Please feel free to contact the organisers with queries and suggestions.

A map showing the position of Clare College is available at http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Maps-and-Directions/

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Cambridge Volcanology

Cambridge Volcanology seminars.

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# Wednesday 24th May 2017, 1.00pm - Marian Holness (University of Cambridge)
Masterclass: Crystal growth kinetics
Venue: Harker 2, Earth Sciences Department

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 14th June 2017, 1.00pm - Adam Bobbette (University of Cambridge)
Cultures of Forecasting on Mt. Merapi
Venue: Harker 2, Earth Sciences Department

Abstract not available

Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography (CCHG) - Department of Geography

Seminars and public lectures within the Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography research group of the Department of Geography.

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# Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5.00pm - Marta Gravela (University of Turin)
The value of goods and value of people. Assessing urban fiscal policies in late medieval Italy
Venue: Walters Room, Selwyn College

The financial needs of late medieval Italian cities prompted their governments to impose, alongside indirect charges, direct taxes upon property. Proportional division of tax burdens thus required the registration and evaluation of the citizens’ possessions in appropriate books called ‘estimi’. To what extent did this estimation match actual wealth? By comparing various fiscal systems, I will argue that the evaluation of goods was the result of a complex assessment of the social value of citizens rather than a merely economic appraisal of property.

Biogeography and Biogeomorphology - Department of Geography

Seminars and public lectures within the Biogeography and Biogeomorphology research group of the Department of Geography.

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Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History

All talks take place on Mondays at 12.30 pm in Room 5, Faculty of History, West Road.

Convenors: Alex Wakelam (amfw2) and Jacopo Sartori (js2214).

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Other talks

Talks in the Department of Geography not connected to any other seminar series.

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