Northern Environmental History Network Interdisciplinary Fieldwork Project: Walking as a Research Method: Transcending Disciplinary Boundaries in Northumberland National Park

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a workshop, seminar, course


The Northern Environmental History Network (NEHN) in welcome collaboration with IAS, has devised an interdisciplinary fieldwork project which grew out of a series of conversations: How do we unite methodologically disparate disciplines such as history, psychology, digital storytelling, geography, extinction studies and poetry? Where might we like to carry out fieldwork? Why? And to the benefit of whom?
The Greenlee Lough project offers the NEHN an opportunity to both push at the limits of historical research and interdisciplinarity whilst creating a unified piece of work which could both fulfil public engagement, as well as academic methodological aims. In walking from The Sill to Greenlee and back, PhD and early career researchers across disciplines will have a point of commonality – we will all experience the same walk but see it through our disciplinary eyes. The aim for us as academics, early in our careers, is to produce something genuinely groundbreaking, collaborative, and innovative in terms of interdisciplinary processes which challenge and test the boundaries of environmental history.
Period26 Apr 202428 Apr 2024
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHexham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational