Seminar Schedule – Fall 2021

Seminars are regularly scheduled Wednesday afternoons

Presentations will be live-streamed on zoom. Groups will convene in Glasgow to listen together and hold informal post-seminar discussions.

Tentative Schedule. Subject to change, like everything else.

Register on eventbrite for your free ticket to attend the seminars.


Have I been here?

11 August – 6PM UK – Bright Edge Deep: peatlands in history, cultural heritage, and climate – round table discussion (Gareth Beale – University of Glasgow, Nicki Whitehouse – University of Glasgow, Tom Gardner – Historic Environment Scotland, Althea Davies – University of St. Andrews, Ben Gearey – University College Cork, Rosie Everett – University of Warwick) – Watch the Recording

Organised with the Glasgow Archaeology Festival.

Register for this associated event via Eventbrite here


We made this place.

22 September -1PM UK – Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria). Archaeology and Climate Change in Africa – Confronting the difficult questions.

29 September – 4PM UK – Sarah Govan (University of Edinburgh and ClimateXChange) The historic dimension of landscape and a changing climate in Scotland



It's beautiful, but is it safe?

3 November – 4PM UK – Mairi Davies (Historic Environment Scotland) – Resistance, adaptation, acceptance: managing climate change risk to cultural heritage in Scotland

10 November – 4PM UK – Carole Crumley (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) – Taking Historical Ecology to Administrators and Policy Makers

17 November – 4PM UK – Science Panel (Amy Bogaard – University of Oxford, Andrew Dugmore – University of Edinburgh, Hannah Fluck – Historic England, Ian Simpson – Graduate Centre, City University New York, S. Yoshi Maezumi – University of Amsterdam, chaired by Nicki Whitehouse – University of Glasgow)

24 November – 4PM UK – Susan Pollock and Reinhard Bernbeck (Freie Universität Berlin) – Materiality of Modernity: An Archaeology of World War II Forced Labor Camps in Berlin


Allied Events

Stirling’s Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy seminar series – Climate Change theme – Tuesdays, 1-2PM UK

5 October 
Dr Andrea Schapper 
Senior Lecturer in Politics 
University of Stirling; Chair: Dr Sally Foster

Human rights and justice-based civil society demands in international climate negotiations – COP26 and beyond
19 OctoberDr Annalisa Savaresi 
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law 
University of Stirling; Chair: Dr Sally Foster 
Getting to know COP26. What is on the agenda and what to expect 
9 NovemberDr Clemens Hoffmann 
Lecturer in International Politics 
University of Stirling; 
Chair: Dr Hannes Stephan
Climate emergency and the question of system change: Is ‘degrowth’ the only game left in town 
23 November Dr Hannes Stephan 
Lecturer in Environmental Politics 
University of Stirling; Chair: Dr Jennie Morgan
Communicating climate change through narratives: strategies for supporting low-carbon policy 
1 FebruaryDr Ewan Hyslop
Head of Technical Research and Science
Historic Environment Scotland
Honorary Professor, University of Stirling;
Chair: Professor Siân Jones
Title to follow
15 FebruaryDr Eileen Tisdall
Lecturer in Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling;
Chair: Dr Jennie Morgan
Storming the castle: medieval climate change, storm surges and coastal impacts at Caerlaverock
8 MarchProfessor John Schofield
Department of Archaeology
University of York;
Chair: Professor Siân Jones
‘Trouble in paradise’: how archaeology can be used to address the wicked problem of plastic pollution in the Galapagos Archipelago (Ecuador)
22 MarchDr Lorna-Jane Richardson
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department of Art, Media and American Studies University of East Anglia;
Chair: Dr Chiara Bonacchi
The dark side of digital heritage: ethics and sustainability in digital practice

The University of Stirling Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy conducts their virtual seminars using Microsoft Teams, link here. To receive an advance reminder about individual meetings, please ensure you are on the CEHP mailing list – send your email address to

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