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 […]
By: Colin Courtney Mustaphi January 2, 2014 The REAL project and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) published a workshop summary in the latest issue of Frontiers of Biogeography, the scientific publication of the International Biogeography Society. The combined REAL project and NMK training event was held March 2014 in Nairobi. Click here for an […]
How do you get MSc students interested in the research you are doing? How can you organize mutual learning in which the student gets a valuable learning experience in a larger project while the (early stage) researcher gets to supervise a thesis on an topic he/she is actually interested in? A first step is obviously […]
European Researchers’ Night was a mega event on the 26 September 2014, in 300 cities all across Europe. It showcased research to the public and highlighted how research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event and gave the opportunity to delve into the exciting and […]