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To mark the last day of COP26 on Friday 12th November, we are holding a 2 hour research workshop on ‘Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainable Development’ in the Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre (CLC202 in the Calman Learning Centre) between 2-4 pm. The programme of speakers is outlined below and we welcome you to join us, where you will be able to ask questions of the speakers and the panel.

COP26 Archaeology Research Workshop: Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

 

12th November, 2-4 pm, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre (CLC202  in the Calman Learning Centre)

We will be exploring the role of archaeology in climate change research and sustainable development through showcasing four Departmental research projects aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We will then conduct a panel discussion on the role of archaeology in climate change research and sustainable development.

 

2:05-2:10 Welcome and workshop introduction: Prof Mike Church

2:10-2:25 UN SDG13 Climate Action: ‘Past and present impacts of climate change on reindeer herders in northern Siberia’ Dr Karen Milek

2:25-2:40 UN SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: – ‘The destruction of cultural heritage during the genocide against the Yazidis’ Dr Kristen Hopper

2:40-2:55 UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities:  ‘Sustainable Cities? Exploring urban persistence and climate change in Ancient Southwest Asia’ Dr Dan Lawrence

Break

3:05-3:20 UN SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing: ‘Health Inequalities and Intergenerational Poverty: Where the Past meets the Present’ Prof Rebecca Gowland

3:20-3-50 Panel discussion on ‘The role of archaeology in climate change research and sustainable development’ chaired by Dr Rob Witcher, with the four speakers and Prof Robin Coningham.

 

We will also be live-streaming the workshop through our new Departmental Youtube channel that can be accessed through the following link: Durham University Archaeology - YouTube