Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change
Attempting to establish a link between environmental history and contemporary debates surrounding the environmental management is and important part of the AHRC research network Histories of Environmental Change. In this podcast the three leaders of the project, Peter Coates, David Moon and Paul Ward, explore why historians should get involved in discussions about environmental change and what they bring to these debates. It will be explained that the network project explores these issues by bringing together a group of historians from different backgrounds to study three localities with unique environmental histories with non-academic stakeholders. These localities are the wetlands of Wicken Fen in East Anglia, the uplands of the Quantock Hills in Somerset and Kielder Forest in Northumberland. The aim is to place these specific sites within a wider global narrative of environmental change and to bring out connections with places elsewhere and the three English locations. Finally the podcast encourages listeners to get involved through the discussions on the network website.