Paul Lane and Nik Petek attended the workshop ‘African Heritage Challenges: Development and Sustainability.’ It was hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge from the 15th to the 16th of May. Paul Lane, who was invited as a plenary speaker, talked on the topic of ‘African […]
Symposium in Paris in December REAL researcher Benoit Hazard, together with Ueru Tanaka from Japan, is organizing the exciting symposium Landscape in the Anthropocene, which will take place in Paris 5-8 December 2016. Both Benoit and REAL ESR Christine Adongo will give presentations on their ongoing research on geothermal areas in Kenya. Please find the […]
REAL training with U&We and ZeroMission on Carbon Trading and Ecosystem Services on 20./21. October How can social and environmental science research be integrated into market approaches to sustainable development? What are the opportunities and risks involved? What do we gain by looking at research on human-environment interactions from a business perspective? As part of […]
On 23-24 September, the Nordic Africa Days, arranged by the Nordic Africa Institute, took place in Uppsala. REAL participated with an exhibition – “Changes, People & Land in East Africa” – that displayed a trailer of the web documentary we are currently working on as well as posters featuring various aspects of the ongoing research. […]
REAL had a stream of three panels on the temporal, spatial and social dynamics of human-landscape interactions in East Africa at the African Studies Association of the UK 2016 conference at University of Cambridge in September 2016. The panels were themed ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’, providing different temporal frames for the REAL ESRs to present […]
Several members of the REAL team are involved in organizing the 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference, which will be held at Uppsala University on 23 – 25 August 2016. It is hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. Registration is open until 1 August 2016. REAL coordinator and researcher Paul Lane as well […]
On 30th March 216, the REAL ITN, in collaboration with the African Conservation Centre, held a workshop on the theme of “Ecosystem Dynamics, Conservation Practices and Land Use in East Africa” at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi. The idea and aim of the workshop was to look at aspects of land use, […]
March 31st is one of my most favourite field visits. It was most honourable to have almost the entire REAL group visit one of my field sites – Mount Suswa, after a conservation training in Nairobi. Not only was visiting Suswa a break from the city, it was an opportunity to visit a conservancy, one conservation […]
The first issue of the Field Diary brought together a collection of fieldwork-themed stories from many parts of the world including, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and New Zealand. It is available here: http://www.real-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Field-Diary-issue-1.pdf The Field Diary is a digital open-access newsletter that highlights and promotes the human perspective of conducting fieldwork anywhere in the world by all groups working for companies, government, development/conservation/missionary […]
We proudly present “People and Land” – a magazine published by the REAL research group! Stories about steaming landscapes, the life of a pollen grain, lost archives, cows on a bridge, forgotten peace, dung and mud and much more ……it’s all in there! In this collection of articles, the REAL Early Stage Researchers take you […]
Ndege means ‘bird’ in Kiswahili. Here we expose some footage from Kenya and Tanzania where REAL members from the University of York have been doing fieldwork in 2014 and 2015. This video was edited by Quinn Asena.
September 25, 2015 King’s Manor, City of York, UK European Union showcase of science Members of the REAL project participated in the European researchers’ night showcasing ongoing science funded by the European Commission.
25 September 2015, York, UK European Researchers’ Night is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. It aims to show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, hosted by the University of […]