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Geography Matters: A Collection

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 11:25

Want to find out more about Geography and Environmental Studies at The Open University? Geography Matters is a series of short articles, videos and podcasts that relate to The Open University's modules on geography, environmental studies and development.

New posts will appear regularly, and a number of articles, videos and podcasts are already available.

Professor Gillian Rose on 'Smile! The Nation's Family Album'

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 10:02

Professor Gillian Rose was featured in BBC4's television programme ‘Smile! The Nation's Family Album’.

Discovering how new technologies and evolving social attitudes inspired the nation to pick up a camera, the programme charts a journey from the Box Brownie to Instagram, offering a touching portrait of our changing lives, taken not by the professional photographer but on our own cameras.

Silk Mill Conversations: Stewardship and Sustainability

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 09:38

Professor Joe Smith, Dr Renata Tyszczuk (University of Sheffield) and Tony Butler (Derby Museums) spoke at a public event ‘The Silk Mill Conversations: Stewardship and Sustainability’ on the 27th April 2017 at the Derby Museums.

Using district level data to inform public policy

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 09:19

Dr Shonil Bhagwat and Dr Christopher Coghlan (McGill, Canada) have published a new paper titled ‘Availability of Pulses in Rural Karnataka: Need to Use District-level Data’ in Economic & Political Weekly (India).

New OpenSpace research project: Listening to Climate Change

By Emma Burnett - 2 May 2017, 16:10

Senior Lecturer Dr George Revill, Research Associate Dr Johanna Wadsley, and Mr Gair Dunlop of Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, have been awarded an AHRC grant, with the National Trust as primary partner, for a new project, Li

Reluctant pioneers in the European periphery? New paper from Petr Jehlička

By Emma Burnett - 2 May 2017, 09:30

43% of Czechs grow a substantial amount of the food they consume themselves. Czech environmental NGOs are not very keen to support and promote this practice, although having an allotment or garden is increasingly seen as a desirable source of food in western Europe.

Prototyping sustainable mobility practices

By Emma Burnett - 25 April 2017, 15:16

OpenSpace researcher Alan-Miguel Valdez recently published a new article for the Smart Cities in the Making project.

Shonil Bhagwat and David Humphreys edit Special Issue of Forest Policy and Economics

By Emma Burnett - 12 April 2017, 14:48

"Forest governance in the Anthropocene: Challenges for theory and practice" is a Special Issue of Forest Policy and Economics which brings together eight papers that critically examine the contemporary governance of forests at a time when the human impact on Earth's biosphere is evidently leaving a distinct signature in the Earth's geosphere – a phenomenon termed the Anthropocene.

Michael Pryke on Geographies of Money

By Emma Burnett - 4 April 2017, 12:29

OpenSpace researcher Michael Pryke has contributed a chapter to a new book, the Handbook on the Geographies of Money and Finance

Women and IT Scorecard - India

By Emma Burnett - 28 February 2017, 09:37

The Open University’s Gender, Skilled Migration and IT project are very pleased to be able to present the spring edition of the 2017 Women in IT Scorecard - India (see document below). This has been produced with the support of NASSCOM. Information Technology has become the flagship industry underlying India’s recent presence on the global stage.

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