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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...


Environmental histories of India and the Indian Ocean world

Tuesday 13 June from 14:00 until 18:00
Arts A 71, University of Sussex
Centre for World Environment History

The British Empire allowed for a vast imperial network of scientific, cultural and governmental exchange to take place from 1800 onwards.


India and the Settler Colonies - Environmental Networks

Wednesday 10 May from 14:00 until 17:00
Fulton 202
Centre for World Environmental History
Dr Ruth Morgan (Monash), Prof Alan Lester (Sussex) and Prof Deepak Kumar (Nehru)

The Centre for World Environment History hosts an informal workshop on India and the settler colonies - environmental networks.


Politics of Adivasi education in India: The evolution (or not?) of tribal education policy

Wednesday 15 February from 13:30 until 15:00
Room 1B, Arundel
ESW Open Seminar Series
Malvika Gupta, UNESCO consultant, Delhi and Felix Padel, Anthropologist and author

A small number of schools in India offer culturally sensitive education. Could they be extended so that mainstream culture learns about sustainability


Etchings in Time: Nature, Climate and Geography

Friday 3 February from 10:00 until 17:00
Meeting Room 3/4, Conference Centre, 3rd Floor, Bramber House

The Centre for World Environment History is hosting Etchings in Time: Nature, Climate and Geography: A conference in honour of A.T. (Dick) Grove.


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