REAL ITN co-hosts practice based video training for scientists 8-13 May 2017, deadline for applications 10 April 2017 Together with the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) and the French Embassy in Nairobi, REAL is hosting a training session on how to produce scientific movies. In collaboration with the Africa Digital Media Institute in […]
New publication by REAL researcher Mats Widgren in The Journal of Peasant Studies A pdf version of the article is available on the journal’s website.
The Challenges Undisclosed reflecting on the invisible experiences of doctoral fieldwork This special issue of Field Diary, guest edited by Liz Storer and Anna Shoemaker, is the second online publication in the Field Diary series produced by the REAL project. The mere invocation of ‘the field’ conjures up representations of adventure, understanding, challenges, deep connection and loneliness. […]
How can archaeology contribute to an ecologically sustainable future? In a paper published in the open access journal PLOS ONE titled Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects REAL project members Anna Shoemaker, Nik Petek and Paul Lane explore this issue. The paper presents the result of crowd-sourcing hundreds of key questions for historical ecology from researchers […]
REAL proudly presents its two new PhDs, Eric Mutisya Kioko and Maxmillian Chuhila Both Eric Mutisya Kioko and Maxmillian Chuhila had their PhD defence in late 2016. Congratulations, well done!
New Article by Nik Petek and Paul Lane REAL researchers Nik Petek and Paul Lane have recently published an article on the ethnogenesis of the Ilchamus and the food production capacity of the irrigation system in Baringo. Have a look: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2Xs9p5pQFKSrMS5Y3tEu/full
Like most PhD students determined to make a significant contribution to science and policy through their research, my PhD journey is not an exception. My research had a reached a point where I had to work on that thesis chapter I had always procrastinated to work on. Neither had I the time nor the luxury […]
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 […]
Warwick July 2016 On 7 July 2016 the REAL ITN management and advisory board met at the University of Warwick.