IUCN World Congress, Marseille, September 2021

By Jonathan Carruthers-Jones After the endless months of COVID enforced routine, a trip to the IUCN World Congress in Marseille felt like quite an adventure. The IUCN congress is the world’s largest conservation event, attended by thousands of practitioners, researchers and policy people working on conservation. But as things turned out, the day in MarseilleContinue reading “IUCN World Congress, Marseille, September 2021”

Workshop Report: Teaching the Wadden Sea through Literature

On 22 and 23 June, Corridor Talk’s Eveline de Smalen and Katie Ritson co-convened a workshop on literature, education and the Wadden Sea, in which academics in the fields of literature, history and cultural geography and practitioners working in nature conservation and visitor centres came together to discuss ways in which they can learn from,Continue reading “Workshop Report: Teaching the Wadden Sea through Literature”

Pyrénées fieldwork

Now that we are emerging from COVID19-enforced hibernation, fieldwork is continuing on Work Package 2 – Immersions – in the Pyrénées. Things are moving slowly of course, and Jonathan has been staying safely outside and well ventilated, but the weather has been favourable as we listen in and learn along some participant led ‘transect walks’.Continue reading “Pyrénées fieldwork”

Vanishing Coasts?

Katie was a speaker in a seminar entitled “Vanishing Coasts” as part of a three-part series Coastal Connections convened by an international team for the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. The seminar session, which took place in February, was put together by Joana Gaspar de Freitas, PI of the ERC-funded projectContinue reading “Vanishing Coasts?”

Sandpipers and the Art of Letting Go: Narratives of Conservation in the Wadden Sea

In a new article for Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, Eveline de Smalen writes about poetry and nature conservation in the Wadden Sea. The history of conservation in the Wadden Sea reserves a starring role for birds. Birds were important for its conception, central to its policies today and contribute to its success as aContinue reading “Sandpipers and the Art of Letting Go: Narratives of Conservation in the Wadden Sea”

Seminar “Literary and Visual Landscapes”

Corridor Talk postdoc Eveline de Smalen was recently invited to give a talk as part of the University of Bristol’s Environmental Humanities Centre’s “Literary and Visual Landscapes” seminar series. The talk had to be held digitally and was recorded. You can watch “Nowhere, Somewhere, Elsewhere, Here: Nature Conservation and Cultural Representations of the Dutch WaddenContinue reading “Seminar “Literary and Visual Landscapes””

“Corridor Talk” AGM

The Corridor Talk project held its first workshop and AGM on 9 November, hosted by the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. The workshop was held online as the COVID crisis made travel impossible. All six members of the Corridor Talk team were present. Report by Graham Huggan Chair: Prof Graham Huggan (University of Leeds)Participants: CorridorContinue reading ““Corridor Talk” AGM”

The Covid Chronicles Part III: Intractabilities

This is the third in a series of blog posts chronicling research in the time of Covid19. In writing these pieces, we are exploring ways to try and use the pandemic restrictions as a means of thinking productively about our case study areas and the mobilities (and now immobilities) that are coming to bear onContinue reading “The Covid Chronicles Part III: Intractabilities”