C-Urge Kick Off Event

2023-11-08

Group picture of PhD candidates in the network

In the beginning of October, the department’s two PhD candidates Metztli Sarai Hernández Garcia and Matias Menalled, together with senior lecture Susann Baez Ullberg, participated in the C-Urge network’s kick-off event hosted by KU Leuven in Belgium. C-Urge stands for Anthropology of Global Climate Urgency and is a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Doctoral Network focusing on how the social sciences can contribute to our understanding of and engagement with climate change by attending to the notion of 'urgency' itself. 

The doctoral candidates will be trained in understanding different perceptions on environmental and climatological urgency, their temporalities, and the political and environmental implications these understandings may have. 

The weeklong kick-off event offered the PhD candidates workshops and lectures on ethnographic fieldwork and other innovative research methods, data management, deep collaborations, wellbeing and safety in the field, citizen science, theory development and much more.

At the end of this stimulating week, the PhD students have begun settling into their new home universities, equipped with plentiful learnings and fresh perspectives to make headway in their respective research projects. With the insights of many scholars in a robust environment, the kick-off event served as an incubator for a productive cross-pollination of ideas and offered a glimpse into the bright path that lays ahead for the C-URGE consortium. 

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Last modified: 2023-11-28