Leverhulme International Network Workshop: Exploring Russia’s Environmental History and Natural Resources
This network comprises specialists from York and Glasgow universities in the UK, Georgetown and Ohio State universities in the USA, and the European University and Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, Russia.
The network’s activities revolve around a series of annual workshops/field trips to specific locations: the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea; the Chernobyl’ exclusion zone in Ukraine; and Lake Baikal in Siberia. The project combines field work in these locations with conventional historical research in order to enhance our understanding of the history of Russian scientific research, exploitation of natural resources, environmental disasters, and nature conservation.
Historical Studies of Russia’s Natural Resources and Environments
This network was established within the framework of a Marie Curie Fellowship tenable in GEES (Feb 2009 - Feb 2010) and held by Dr. Julia Lajus, Centre for Environmental and Technological History, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr Denis Shaw was project supervisor.
The network is linked with the ongoing projects ‘The Landscape Concept in Russian scientific thought c1880s - 1991 (AHRC Award No AH/G011028/1), September 2009- March 2013) and the ‘The USSR and its contribution to global environmental understanding and policy prescription, 1945-1991’ (ESRC Award Ref: RES-062-23-1734), January 2010-June 2013.
- Dr. Denis Shaw, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
- Dr. Jon Oldfield, Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow
- Dr. Julia Lajus, Center for Environmental and Technological History, European University at St. Petersburg
- Professor David Moon, Department of History, University of York
- Dr Nick Baron, School of History, University of Nottingham
- Mary Bailes, Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow