Changing ice: Developing interdisciplinary research on Earth’s cold places

This project is developing the University of Bristol’s capacity for interdisciplinary research on Earth’s cold places.

The challenge

This project is building on the successful Cabot Institute sponsored ‘Changing Ice’ workshop that was held at the M-shed in May 2018 to continue to develop the University of Bristol’s capacity for interdisciplinary research on the Earth’s cold places. 

What we're doing

Specifically, this project is bringing together researchers from across the University of Bristol with an interest in the cryosphere. Each researcher meeting will include a talk by a distinguished outside speaker to provide a central focus for discussions and the central aim will be to present an accessible introduction to the study of ice and cold regions from the following disciplinary perspectives:

1) Humanities approaches to the study of ice
2) Biological Science approaches to the study of ice
3) Social Science and Legal approaches to the study of ice
4) Physical Science approaches to the study of ice

How it helps

It is hoped that after a day-long ‘grant writing retreat’, we will be able to consider the best opportunities for moving forward with this interdisciplinary research on the study of ice and to start developing external grant proposals.

Investigators

Lead researcher profile

Dr Adrian Howkins, Reader in Environmental History

Funders

  • Cabot Institute for the Environment Innovation Fund to the value of £2,040
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