Thursday, 24 July 2014

Recording, visualising, and disseminating cultural memories of extreme weather

At the recent World Congress of Environmental History held in Guimarães, Portugal I was fortunate enough to speak at a great session on novel methods of engaging with the public in exploring memories of extreme weather in the UK. Below are the audio and slides from the three papers and subsequent discussion of the panel. For more on the rest of WCEH 2014, please see my previous post here.

Before the audio and slides from the main papers, here is Georgina Endfield introducing the session:

The first paper of the panel was by me and titled, Snow Scenes: exploring the role of place in weather memories.

More information about the Snow Scenes project can be found here.

Next up was Dr Georgina Endfield with a paper on, The Weather Memory Bank: an experiment in collecting British weather memories:

The Weather Memory Bank featured in Georgina's presentation can be found here.

Finally Dr Lucy Veale spoke about, Weather Walks: Gordon Manley and the North Pennines:

The Troublesome Wind audio walk featured in Lucy's talk can be found here.

After Lucy's paper there was time for questions from the audience and discussion drawing together some of the themes presented across the papers in the session:

All three of the projects discussed in these papers were carried out by teams based in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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