september 2022 musings

hampstead heath july 2022

a short look at some climate related news and projects in Central Asia Editor’s note: photo was taken amid the drought, Hampstead Heath, London, July 2022. NEWS As always, CAREC continues to work for climate issues in Central Asia by participating in international fora. At the moment they are working with representatives on preparing for COP27. The Third Pole reported on the July glacier collapse filmed by British tourists. June article from Nature: Climate change is turning more of Central Asia into desert: The rapid expansion will have significant impacts on ecosystems… Read More

march 2022 musings

CENTRAL ASIA & UKRAINE + THE Qarakhanids + SHRIMP IN THE ARAL SEA Steppe Sisters: early career conference, tashkent september 2022 ‘The Steppe Sisters Network supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will hold a conference for early career researchers at the National Center of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in Tashkent from September 5-7, 2022. The training workshop is designed to enhance the capacity of women researchers in history, archaeology, ecology and anthropology and create a community of scholars interested in Central and Inner Asian Research. The conference… Read More

november 2021 musings

plov with yellow carrots and raisins, bukhara, uzbekistan 2019

links to post COP26 reflections from CAREC and UCL and sooo much more CLIMATE NEWS AND RESEARCH If you haven’t been able to keep up with all the activities that CAREC have organised at COP26, they have very helpfully posted regular news updates on their website in addition to what else they are working on…catch up HERE. Last month we drew your attention to CAREC attending COP26 as well as a group of UCL researchers. The UCL group have written up some of their reflections and started a podcast: Read their comments… Read More