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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 …

CMS Conference 2017

A blog by Kiri Langmead On 3rd-5th July I attended and contributed to the 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, hosted in Liverpool by Edge Hill University.  Situated in the context of the recent Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, and the increasing support for Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the conference theme was ‘Time …

The PAGES 5th OSM Zaragoza, Spain

Dr Matt Jones and Prof Sarah Metcalfe on the School of Geography attendance at this meeting…. There was a great turn out of Nottingham Geographers at this 4 yearly meeting of the PAGES (Past Global Changes) community, this year held in Zaragoza in northern Spain. Six members of the Environmental Reconstruction research sub-theme attended the …

Natures in Between: ESEH Biennial Conference, Zagreb 28 June to 2 July 2017

A blog by Dr Pietro Piana The 9th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Environmental History took place at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, between 28 June – 2 July. Thanks to the financial support from the School of Geography’s Research Committee I attended the conference and contributed to a session. The title of …

Wonder 2017

A blog by the Geography Wonder team Wonder 2017 was held on 17th June, the hottest day of the year so far.  The sunshine brought everyone out and University Park was filled with interested and curious minds from all ages.  Sir Clive Granger hosted Zone 5 and Geography were joined by other schools displaying everything …

HopefulNESS Conference, University of Tampere, Finland June 2017

A blog by Dr Carol Morris With some financial support from the School of Geography’s Research Committee I attended and contributed to the 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science (NESS) conference at the University of Tampere, Finland between 6-8th June 2017. The conference theme was ‘HopefulNESS’. This was my first time at a NESS event but my …

The Past Global Changes Open Science Meeting, Zaragoza

A blog by PhD student Savannah Worne “The PAGES (Past Global Changes) project is an international effort to coordinate and promote past global change research. The primary objective is to improve our understanding of past changes in the Earth system in order to improve projections of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability.” (www.pages-osm.org, …

Chinese finance comes to London

Sarah Hall blogs about her latest research that examines how and why new forms of Chinese finance are becoming increasingly important within London’s financial district. One of the most significant changes currently occurring within the international financial system is the growing internationalisation of money and finance from China. This reflects broader arguments that power in …