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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 | Histories, cultures, environments and politics research seminars | Polar Humanities and Social Sciences ECR Workshop | Gender | Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG) | Cambridge Volcanology | Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography | Geographies of Knowledge | Infrastructural Geographies | Biogeography and Biogeomorphology | Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History | Centenary Lecture Series | ERC Research Presentations | 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.

The seminar meets on Wednesdays at 13.15 in Seminar Room 6, Faculty of History. Sandwiches and fruit will be available.

Convenors: Romola Davenport (rjd23@cam.ac.uk), Alice Reid (alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk) and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@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 which may be of interest to members of the Climate and Environmental Dynamics research group within the Department of Geography.

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Polar Physical Sciences

Histories, cultures, environments and politics research seminars

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 on Thursdays starting at 17:30. Wine is served after the talks and there is time for discussion over drinks and/or dinner.

QDG is currently organised by David Hodell, Christine Lane, Francesco Muschitiello, Eric Wolff. Please feel free to contact us with queries and suggestions.

To sign up to the QDG mailing list, follow this link:
https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/soc-qdg-quaternary-disc-reminder

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Cambridge Volcanology

Cambridge Volcanology seminars.

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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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Geographies of Knowledge - Department of Geography

Seminars and public lectures within the Geographies of Knowledge research group of the Department of Geography.

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# Tuesday 5th May 2020, 5.00pm - Professor Mark Carey, University of Oregon
Toward climate justice -- Should we rethink our narratives of Arctic glaciers and icebergs?
Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography

Evidence clearly shows that the world’s ice is melting and that catastrophes are likely to follow, if they aren’t occurring already. But how can we address climate change and work toward climate justice when so much of our relationship with Arctic ice is driven by economic and cultural practices
that perpetuate systems of inequality, commodification, and domination — the very systems that produced and now perpetuate anthropogenic warming? This presentation focuses on Greenland glaciers and icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean to expose some of these embedded contradictions in the way we study, narrate, and interact with Arctic ice, even in the work supposedly meant to reduce climate change impacts. The goal is to develop new stories and studies of ice, to work toward greater glacier justice.

# Wednesday 6th May 2020, 4.15pm - Professor Mark Carey, University of Oregon
Offshore oil, unruly icebergs, and the war against unpredictability in the North Atlantic Ocean
Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography

We usually hear about icebergs as majestic scenery or climate change icons — not as enemies that should be bombed, towed, smothered, covered, melted, and tracked under high-tech surveillance in the ocean. But this is the story of icebergs in the North Atlantic. Oil companies have been towing icebergs for 50 years, and the International Ice Patrol spent previous decades literally bombing bergs. Meanwhile, the media has offered narratives and storylines that glorify heroic men armed with the newest technologies,
battling against enemy icebergs. It’s all part of a longstanding quest to physically and discursively control ice in the ocean, which has similarities (and differences) from the classic quest to study, understand, and control unpredictable ‘frontier’ spaces. While offering a new view of icebergs and trying to give the ocean some nuanced spatial and temporal dimensions, this talk on the quest to control icebergs grapples with the blue humanities, STS, marine environmental history, GeoHumanities, and climate justice.

# Tuesday 12th May 2020, 4.30pm - Olga Ulturgasheva (University of Manchester) and Barbara Bodenhorn (University of Cambridge)
POSTPONED Languages of Emergency, Infrastructures of Response and Everyday Heroism in the Circumpolar North
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

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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Infrastructural Geographies - Department of Geography

Seminars and public lectures within the Infrastructural Geographies research group of the Department of Geography.

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Fieldwork Seminar: Methodologies in the 'field'

These seminars at the Department of Geography are based on reflections from recently undertaken (though this is not essential) fieldwork, and will engage with the challenges of fieldwork, and the contradictions between methodology as we understand it in abstraction, and what plays out in the field.

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Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History

Mondays at 12:30 pm in Room 5, Faculty of History

All welcome.

Convenors: Ying Dai (Murray Edwards College,yd282) and Emelyn Rude (King’s College, er496)

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Centenary Lecture Series, Department of Geography

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ERC Research Presentations, Department of Geography

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Other talks

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

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