Workshop programme

We’re very excited to announce that we now have a provisional programme for Social Water, which can be found on the new ‘Workshop‘ page.

We received such a high number of responses that we decided to run two sets of parallel panels during the day.

We think the range of topics and disciplines really shows the diversity and liveliness of water research today, and we’re grateful to all the presenters for their thoughtful and fascinating engagements with the Call for Papers.

Take a look at the programme on the Workshop page, or below:

Social Water

9.15-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction to the Hydropolitics NetworkHannah Boast (York), Christine Gilmore (Leeds) and Will Wright (Sheffield)
10.10-11.10 Panel 1: Postcolonial watersNiranjana Ramesh (UCL) – A Tank Half-Full: Water in the Socio-Ecological Imagination of Chennai

Irma Allen (Goldsmiths, UoL) – Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink: The lived experience of scarce water and its social meaning in Malta

Sarah Bennison (Newcastle University) – Culture clash in Lima’s watersheds: heroic ancestors and narratives of rebellion

11.10-11.30 Break
11.30-12.30 Parallel panels: 2A and 2B
2A: Flows of memory, migration and mourningChristine Gilmore (University of Leeds) – title tbc

Emilija Lipovsek (College of Tourism Belgrade, Serbia) – Fluidity in Lara by Bernardine Evaristo

Emily Thew (University of Sheffield) – To Be Made Whole: Grieving Whos and Whats in Peter Carey’s Chemistry of Tears

2B: Divided waters: water management between communities and the stateJohn Morgan (University of Warwick) – ‘Do not seek thy penny in the water’: regulating environmental exploitation in an early modern English waterscape

Oladipo Lafinhan (University of Nottingham) – An appraisal of the transition in flood hazard governance in England from ‘flood defence’ to ‘flood risk management’

Owen King (University of the West of England) – Contested Waters: Perspectives on participation, consensus and (ant)agonism in hydro-social spaces of governance.

12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote lecture – title tbc
Dr Kimberley Peters (Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Aberstywyth)
14.30-14.50 Break
14.50-16.00 3: River communities, human and nonhumanHetta Howes (Queen Mary, UoL) – Beside still waters: proximity to, and interaction with water, in The Orcherd of Syon and Aelred of Rievaulx’s A Rule of Life for a Recluse.

Caterina Scaramelli (MIT, US) – Making Sense of Water: Multispecies Encounters on the Mystic River

Eddy Dreadnought and Paul Allender (visual artists) – (title tbc)

16.00-17.00 Parallel panels: 4A and 4B
4A: The sea as space and substanceHannah Boast (University of York) – ‘There is no land of Israel without the sea of Israel’: Rediscovering the Mediterranean Sea in Israeli and Palestinian writing

Will Wright (University of Sheffield) –  Communities of Practice on SE Sri Lanka’s Post-Tsunami Coast

Satya Savitsky (Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University) – The Domestication of Ice

4B: Colonial waters, circulations of powerMariana Matoso (University of Nottingham) – Networks of Meaning in the Water Conduits of Luanda and Maputo

Nicola Pritchard (University of Glasgow) – Redefining Rights: Grassroots Water Provision and Perceptions of the State in Dar es Salaam

Jo Lunt (University of York) – Problematising Social and Cultural Meanings of Water in Colonial History and Beyond: Uganda 1940 – 1970

17.00-17.45 Wine reception and RoundtableLed by Professor Graham Huggan (Faculty of Arts, University of Leeds)
17.45 onwards(restaurant TBC) Meal in York
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1 comment
  1. Reblogged this on theurbanfix and commented:
    Programme up for the Social Water workshop taking place in York on 25 October

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