July 19, 2013, by Lucy
The Snow Scenes team
As we explained in the previous blog, ‘Snow Scenes’ is a collaborative project involving researchers at the University of Nottingham, Aberystwyth University, the University of Wales, and the University of Glasgow.
Meet the team:
At the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham:
Georgina is Primary Investigator for the project and will be coordinating the different elements together. As well as offering expertise in historical climatology, she will be sharing the experiences of the previous project ‘Weather Walks’ (which also involved Lucy, Gary, Sam and Simon) with Cerys and Lorna, and ensuring that the team also learns from the work that Cerys and Lorna have recently completed for their corresponding project ‘Snows of Yesteryear’. In Cumbria, Georgina will be involved in archival research and the collection of weather memories. Georgina will also take the lead in communicating findings to the project partner organisations The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and The Royal Meteorological Society, as well as utilising the media channels of each to generate interest in the project.
Lucy is a Research Assistant on the project. Having previously worked on ‘Weather Walks’ (more on this to follow in a separate post), Lucy will continue to carry out research into the archives of climatologist Gordon Manley (1902-1980) (more on Manley to follow too), focusing on his work on snow in the British Isles and his links with the National Snow Survey of Great Britain and the Association for the Study of Snow and Ice. Lucy will also be contributing regular posts to this blog.
Gary is Co-Investigator on the project. Alongside Sam, Gary developed an experimental mobile application for the ‘Weather Walks’ project. For ‘Snow Scenes’ he will be adapting this to the new context of Mid Wales as well as using archival materials and gathered memories to generate digital visualisations of harsh winters in both areas.
Sam is a Technical Consultant on the project. He will be continuing to develop the mobile application and associated technology he developed for ‘Weather Walks’, as well as helping to apply and trial it in Mid Wales.
At the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University:
Cerys is a Co-Investigator on the project. Prior to ‘Snow Scenes’ she worked on the related project ‘Snows of Yesteryear’ with Lorna Hughes (more on this project to follow too). With Lorna, she will be sharing the experiences of that project with the Nottingham and Glasgow based researchers, and adapting the Cumbria-based ‘Weather Walks’ methods and initiatives to West Wales. She will also continue to carry out archival research into winter weather in Mid Wales, using her Welsh language skills.
At the University of Wales:
Lorna is a Co-Investigator on the project. Lorna led the ‘Snows of Yesteryear’ project and will be identifying the strengths of the project, helping to translate the methods to the Cumbrian context whilst also creating an audio walk in West Wales with Cerys and experimenting with the mobile application created by the ‘Weather Walks’ team. She will also offer expertise in digitisation of archival documents and any images and texts submitted to our appeal for weather memories.
At the University of Glasgow:
Simon is a Co-Investigator on the project. Previously a member of the ‘Weather Walks’ project team he will be helping to gather weather memories and archival documents for the Cumbrian context as well as offering expertise in the history of meteorology.
Please get in touch with any member of the team to contribute!