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The Society is delighted to be working with geographers leading Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded projects, to further our understanding of unexplored areas of history that relate to environmental sciences.
We are working with the project teams in a range of ways to disseminate the findings of the research to students and teachers through educational resources, and assisting with the research by providing access to the Society’s Collections.
Dr Christopher Prior and Professor Pete Langdon, at the University of Southampton, are leading the Decolonising Victorian histories project which will create a repository of historical and geographical teaching and learning practices for secondary schools focused on the yet to be studied collection of Victorian explorer Frank Oates.
Dr Aditya Ramesh, from the University of Manchester is leading a project to unravel the socio-environmental legacies of industrial cotton production in Manchester and examine the global impacts this legacy created on scientific knowledge. He is collaborating with a number of institutions and drawing on the Society’s historic Collections and mapping.
Dr Rebecca Williams, at the University of Hull, is leading a project addressing barriers to participation in the earth sciences. By working with current students, academics and professional bodies, this project will seek to effect sector-wide change in discipline pedagogy and engage the public in a free geoscience exhibition.
We will provide updates on the projects as they progress.