Centre for World Environmental History

Past Events and Research Seminars

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Economy in Water

Friday 28 February from 17:15 until 19:15
Jubilee G36
Centre for World Environmental History events Spring 2020
Felix Padel

Including - Dangerous Water: Rivers, Lakes and Sovereign Ecologies in the Eastern Himalayas, with Alex Aisher


Earth: Land, Lifeforms, Livelihoods

Friday 7 February from 17:15 until 19:15
Fulton 203
Centre for World Environmental History events Spring 2020
Felix Padel

Academia and Activism network: Understanding Environmental Crisis


Mapping Iron's Caste - The Agnotology of Plunder

Saturday 1 February from 10:30 until 11:30
U.N. College of Science & Technology, Adaspur, Cuttack
Samarendra Das

Keynote address for the Golden Jubilee of Odisha History Congress


Conceptualising Environmental Conflict through Multidisciplinary Lenses

Friday 31 January from 17:15 until 19:15
Fulton 203
Centre for World Environmental History events Spring 2020
Felix Padel

Academia and Activism network: Understanding Environmental Crisis


Rebuilding ‘RiskScapes’: post-flood Kerala 2018

Thursday 10 October from 17:30 until 19:00
Bramber House 256
Centre for World Environmental History Events Autumn 2019
Ravi Raman (State Planning Board, Kerala, India)

The paper engages with the complexities involved in rebuilding Kerala in the wake of the disastrous floods that ravaged the state in June-August 2018.


Disruption by Dams

Wednesday 2 October from 15:00 until 18:00
Bramber House, Room 255
Centre for World Environment History Events
Felix Padel

Big dams in India and Turkey


Women, Militarisation and Trade in North-­East India’s Borderland Area

Thursday 27 June from 14:00 until 17:00
Bramber House Room 232
CWEH Activists and Academia Forum events
Nandima Angom and David Lillian Thangsing (School of Global Studies)

Nandima would focus on Women's Resistance Movement against Militarisation in Manipur. David would talk on Trading along the Indo-Myanmar Borderlands:...


How to Steal a Forest - Investigating Extractivism in India

Saturday 8 June from 14:00 until 17:00
Arts C333
Centre for World Environmental History (CWEH) Events, Spring 2019
Chitrangada Choudhury with Felix Padel and Vinita Damodaran

Chitrangada Choudhury puts the spotlight on the dispossession of rural communities, in particular Adivasis, of eastern and central India.


Artists Environmental Justice Now

Wednesday 1 May from 10:00 until 18:00
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex
CWEH Activists and Academia Forum events

Anthropocene: How does the concept relate to climate change and to environmental history? How do artists engage with climate justice?


Mining Affected Communities from Odisha to Zambia

Friday 1 March from 14:00 until 17:00
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Room 108/109
Centre for World Environmental History (CWEH) Events, Spring 2019
Samarendra Das and Suravee Nayak

Politicised Pollution, Land Grab, Mine Workers in Disputes


Beyond the Indian Ocean: Inter-Asian Environments from the Hindu Kush to the Himalayas - Future Research Agendas

Wednesday 17 October from 13:00 until 14:30
Arts C333
Sussex Asia Centre Seminars 2018
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi; Magnus Marsden; Vinita Damodaran

Joint event with the Centre for World Environmental History – Shah Mahmoud Hanifi; Magnus Marsden; Vinita Damodaran.


Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory Failure, Environment and Human Rights

Thursday 27 September from 14:30 until 16:30
Fulton 203
Centre for World Environmental History (Academia and Activist forum) meeting
Samarendra Das and Miriam Rose

Launch of report into the excesses of a mining company Vedanta, followed by a discussion of its recent delisting following human rights violations.


Artcamp Tytsjerk and the Possibility of Art in Post Growth Era

Wednesday 26 September from 18:30 until 20:00
The Barge: ONCA Community Space, Brighton Marina
Zuky Serper

Graduate Monthly Professional Development Support for Artists Admission FREE The Barge (see below how to find us) This month Zuky Serper our...


Conflict over Land and Resources in India’s Adivasi (Tribal) Heartland: Workshop and Book Launch

Friday 27 July from 10:30 until 12:30
Maison Suger, 16 rue Suger, 75006 Paris

Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, in collaboration with Sangeeta Dasgupta, Visiting Fellow, FMSH and Maison Suger The...


Scholar-Activism in the 21st Century Conference

Friday 22 June from 8:45 until 18:30
British Library, London

The topic of scholar-activism has seen a recent resurgence in our contemporary political moment. To explore this topic, a transatlantic,...


Book Launch: El Niño in World History

Thursday 24 May from 16:00 until 17:00
Arts A108, University of Sussex

You are invited to the launch of the book El Niño in World History By Richard Grove and George Adamson This book examines the role of the...


Power Trip

Wednesday 23 May from 20:30 until 22:00
Depot Cinema, Lewes

Documentary film by Paul O’Connor about front lines of resistance in Lancashire and Balcombe (UK) to stop the controversial energy...


Forests, famine and communities: Towards an environmental history of eastern India

Wednesday 23 May from 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Professorial Lecture
Vinita Damodaran, Professor of South Asian History, School of History Art History and Philosophy

This lecture on the impact of globalisation on the forested landscapes and indigenous or adivasi cultures of India will focus on environmental history


Rising fossil fuel consumption and global warming: a historical perspective

Thursday 26 April from 16:00 until 17:30
Arts A 108
Dr Simon Pirani (Oxford)

Abstract The global level of fossil fuel consumption continues to rise, despite ever-more-insistent claims that we are moving to a post-fossil-fuel...


Book Launch: Climate Change and the Humanities

Tuesday 20 March from 16:00 until 17:00
Arts A108
Centre for World Environmental History events

Climate Change and the HumanitiesAlexander Elliot, James Cullis and Vinita Damodaran, eds See also: Publications from the Centre Centre for World...


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