Russian Environmental History

Posted on 7 October 2013

Major Russian Environmental History project website goes live

We are delighted to announce the launch of the website and blog for the new International Network Exploring Russia's Environmental History and Natural Resources.

Based in the History Dept at the University of York and funded by a Leverhulme International Network Grant for three years from July 2013, a network of specialists at British, American and Russian institutions is conducting multidisciplinary research into key aspects of the environmental history and natural resources of lands that have come under Russian rule over a long time period, and in a global comparative perspective.

The network activities revolve around workshops and field trips in St Petersburg, the Solovetskii islands in the White Sea, the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, and Lake Baikal in Siberia, culminating in a final conference in the University of York, UK.

Network Website:  www.york.ac.uk/history/research/majorprojects/russiasenvironmentalhistory

Network Blog:  russianenvironmentalhistory.blogspot.co.uk

Read more about the project and network.