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Blog of blogs 2017

2017 has been a busy year here at the School of Geography, and to round up the year and give you an idea of what we do, we have put together a collection of blogs relating to research from the School, which we hope you will enjoy. We would also like to wish you a …

ICHC and ICHST, Brazil 2017

A blog by Professor Mike Heffernan Thanks to a Conference Grant provided by the School’s Research Committee, I was able to attend two major conferences in Brazil in July 2017 – the 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) and the 25th International Congress on the History of Science and Technology (ICHST). The …

Engaging both the head and the heart: Reflections on Transformations 2017

A blog by Dr Chris Ives The haunting melody caught us by surprise and held us captive. All eyes were transfixed on the petite singer and her big guitar as she sang, painting sonic images of the Scottish coast and countryside. It was 8:30am on the first morning, and already I knew this was to …

A visit to the Hunter Valley coal mining region

A blog by Professor Paul Nathanail What does a professor of engineering geology do on his only free day during a 12 day trip to Australia? The School of Geography’s Paul Nathanail was faced with just such a ‘problem’ in Newcastle – the one in New South Wales. His choice? A drive up the Hunter …

A week in the most liveable city in the world

A blog by Professor Paul Nathanail The biennial CleanUp conference http://www.cleanupconference.com/ found me in Melbourne for a busy week of lectures, panels and workshops. No time for jet lag! Leaving Nottingham on Thursday evening after a very successful three day writing workshop for the H2020 INSPIRATION project, I arrived early on Saturday morning – via Dubai …

Goldschmidt 2017 Conference in Paris

A blog by Virginia Panizzo Between Monday 14th August and Friday 18th August I attended the Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris, hosted by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. It had been a few years since my last attendance (Sacramento, 2014) so I was rather excited to get together with old colleagues …

Summer working experiences in UNNC, Chinese Academy of Science and WWF

A blog by Yunke Peng in Environmental Science 2+2                                    University of Nottingham usually gives students nearly four months summer vacation to explore their interests and potential. In this period, I was enrolled in three programs which includes: UNNC Summer Research in Ningbo, Chinese Academy of Science in Changsha, WWF in Beijing Office. UNNC: Summer Research …

The high and low latitudes of research leave

A blog by Professor Suzanne McGowan Research leave comes to Geographers only once every six semesters, and it’s a chance to clear the backlog of half-finished papers, write grant proposals, read and think….in short do all of the things it is difficult to do whilst involved with the day-to-day tasks of teaching and administration. I …

Scoping disease records at the WHO and the ICRC

Matthew Smallman-Raynor blogs about his visit to the library and archives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva Today, global epidemiological security is promoted by internet-based disease monitoring and surveillance systems that provide a near-constant feed of electronic information to disease surveillance centres around the world. …

Kick starting the new Red River Delta project in Vietnam

A blog by Dr Ginnie Panizzo In early July, 4 members of the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (Suzanne McGowan, Ginnie Panizzo, Chris Vane, Melanie Leng) travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam to meet their Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) collaborators on a new 3 year project. The project entitled “Assessing human impacts on the Red …