Funded via a NERC-AHRC Hidden Histories of Environmental Science grant.
Team leader: Dr Aditya Ramesh, The University of Manchester
British Geological Survey
The Geological Society of London
Manchester Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
John Rylands Research Institute and Library
Working with various Manchester-based institutions engaged in climate science, Cottonopolis seeks to unravel the socio-environmental legacies of industrial cotton production in Manchester.
The project will examine the global impacts this legacy created on scientific knowledge and deliver talks and workshops and a public digital archive to share key findings with community groups.
It aims to re-cast the future of environmental sciences in Britain and beyond.