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Exploring Narratives in Environmental Challenges Workshop

31st March 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Register here – https://www.york.ac.uk/yesi/events/2022/exploring-narratives-in-enviro-challenges-workshop/

Using SMMR Funded Project ‘Pyramids of Life’ as a case study, this workshop will explore the opportunities and limitations of narratives in the area of environmental challenges.

Narratives can be extremely powerful. We often use narratives (sometimes in the form of stories) in the area of environmental challenges to help us to understand and communicate problems, develop solutions, and map possible future scenarios. However, ensuring that these narratives adequately capture complex reality is difficult.

This hybrid (in-person and online) workshop follows the webinar on Friday 11th March (watch webinar) and is targeted broadly at those working on environmental challenges, but with all disciplines being welcome. In this workshop, we build on and explore ideas introduced in the webinar, using case studies to demonstrate an approach from literary studies to help us to incorporate critical awareness of the limitations of narratives into our communicative strategies.

This project includes Prof. Richard Walsh (English and Related Literature), Prof. Lindsay Stringer (Environment and Geography) and Prof. Jon Pitchford (Mathematics and Biology) and is part of the NERC Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions programme.

When you register for the event you can select either the in-person or online ticket type.

Please email Annabel Jenkins (annabel.jenkins@york.ac.uk) with any queries.


31st March 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In-person and Online


University of York