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Cambridge Global Challenges


A joint workshop between the Centre of Development Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies, Centre of African Studies, Centre of Latin American Studies and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute in order to exchange ideas and define collaborative research agendas regarding one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: the relationship between humanity and the natural world.


The Global South is home to the vast majority of the world’s biological and cultural diversity. It is also the area where both kinds of diversity are disappearing the fastest. For these reasons, the countries of the Global South are especially relevant to the Environmental Humanities, in terms of both theory and practice. 

For practice, endeavours to conserve cultural and biological diversity at a global level need to develop integrated frameworks for the regions where this diversity is greatest and most threatened.

Workshop Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to take this crucial step, by facilitating cross-disciplinary and cross-regional discussion on the relationship between humanity and nature in the Global South. The topic is deliberately broad, in order to encourage new, perhaps unexpected, forms of collaboration, and to define concrete research strategies for the short or long term.


Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 12:45 to Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 19:30
Contact name: 
Charles Pigott
Contact email: 
Event location: 
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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