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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 Graduate 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 Wednesday lunchtimes at 13:15.

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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# Wednesday 20th February 2019, 1.15pm - Alice Reid (University of Cambridge)
'If only this could be my last': new ideas about reducing family size during the demographic transition
Venue: Room 12, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 6th March 2019, 1.15pm - Bob Bennett, Harry Smith, Carry van Lieshout, Piero Montebruno (University of Cambridge)
The Age of Entrepreneurship: whole-population analysis of trends in entrepreneurship 1851-1911 from the censuses
Venue: Room 12, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

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 Luke Skinner (luke00@cam.ac.uk). Please feel free to contact him 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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# Monday 18th February 2019, 12.30pm - Felix Schaff, London School of Economics
Conflicts, State Growth and Economic Inequality in Pre-Industrial Germany, c. 1400-1618
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 20th February 2019, 1.15pm - Alice Reid (University of Cambridge)
'If only this could be my last': new ideas about reducing family size during the demographic transition
Venue: Room 12, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 20th February 2019, 5.00pm - Miriam Müller (University of Birmingham)
The freedom to act incompetently and the right to be fed suitably: Childhood and agency in the medieval English village
Venue: Walters Room, Selwyn College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 21st February 2019, 5.00pm - Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist (Stockholm)
European building activity in times of crisis, 13th-17th centuries
Venue: History Faculty Room 12

Abstract not available

# Monday 25th February 2019, 12.30pm - Moritz Kaiser, University of Aberdeen
The Origins of ‘Penitents’: The Socio-Economic Backgrounds of the Inmates in an English Anglican Magdalen Home, 1848-1914
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 27th February 2019, 1.15pm - Sir Roderick Floud
Purchasing Paradise: gardens in the English economy, 1660-1815
Venue: Room 12, Faculty of History

The landscape garden has been said to be England’s greatest contribution to European culture. Behind the hyperbole lies a century and a half of garden making, from the enormous formal gardens of the Restoration period and the time of William and Mary, which were then swept away by the landscape movement typified by Capability Brown and complemented finally by the more restrained designs of Humphry Repton and the picturesque school. These gardens represent the expenditure of billions of pounds, in modern values, in what is arguably the most conspicuous example of all of the luxury consumption of the period, literally reshaping the English countryside. But who paid for them, with what sources of funds, what was the nature of the industry which produced them and what was the impact on the economy? This paper explores these questions and in particular the role of public expenditure as well as the technological innovations which were spawned. These are topics which have been entirely ignored by both economic and garden historians but which throw new light on the economics, politics and social evolution of the long eighteenth century.

# Monday 4th March 2019, 12.30pm - Eliska, Udayan, and Merel, University of Cambridge
MPhil Presentations
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 6th March 2019, 1.15pm - Bob Bennett, Harry Smith, Carry van Lieshout, Piero Montebruno (University of Cambridge)
The Age of Entrepreneurship: whole-population analysis of trends in entrepreneurship 1851-1911 from the censuses
Venue: Room 12, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Monday 11th March 2019, 12.30pm - Mustafe, TBD, University of Cambridge
MPhil Presentations
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

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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# Thursday 28th February 2019, 2.00pm - Lill Rastad Bjørst (Aalborg University)
Partnerships in Mining: Stories, Emotions, and the Quest for Stable Relationships in the Greenlandic Mining Sector
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Tuesday 5th March 2019, 4.30pm - Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough (Durham University)
'As Far North As Whale Hunters Go': The Medieval Arctic Environment, Experienced and Imagined
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Tuesday 12th March 2019, 4.30pm - Nancy Wachowich (University of Aberdeen)
Mittimatalik Arnait Miqsuqtuit Collective and the Art of Sealskin Sewing
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Lecture Theatre

Abstract not available

# Thursday 14th March 2019, 11.00am - Ruth Maclennan (SPRI)
Ivan Chai and King Crabs
Venue: Scott Polar Research Institute, Seminar Room

Abstract not available

# Tuesday 14th May 2019, 4.30pm - Dorothea Wehrmann (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik)
Critical Geopolitics of the Polar Regions: An Inter-American Perspective
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.

There are no forthcoming seminars at present. Please check back here later.

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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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# Monday 18th February 2019, 12.30pm - Felix Schaff, London School of Economics
Conflicts, State Growth and Economic Inequality in Pre-Industrial Germany, c. 1400-1618
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Monday 25th February 2019, 12.30pm - Moritz Kaiser, University of Aberdeen
The Origins of ‘Penitents’: The Socio-Economic Backgrounds of the Inmates in an English Anglican Magdalen Home, 1848-1914
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Monday 4th March 2019, 12.30pm - Eliska, Udayan, and Merel, University of Cambridge
MPhil Presentations
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

# Monday 11th March 2019, 12.30pm - Mustafe, TBD, University of Cambridge
MPhil Presentations
Venue: Room 5, Faculty of History

Abstract not available

Centenary Lecture Series, Department of Geography

Description to be confirmed

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# Thursday 7th March 2019, 5.00pm - Professor Stuart Lane, Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement, Université de Lausanne
Stratigraphical discourse in the Anthropocene: towards a more critical geographical tradition
Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Abstract not available

ERC Research Presentations, Department of Geography

Description to be confirmed

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# Wednesday 20th February 2019, 1.00pm - Dr Richard Powell, Department of Geography, Cambridge University
ARCTIC CULT
Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Abstract not available

# Wednesday 27th February 2019, 1.00pm - Dr Maan Barua, Department of Geography, Cambridge University
Urban ecologies: governing nonhuman life in global cities
Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Abstract not available

Other talks

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

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