York Launch New Website for International Network 'Exploring Russia's Environmental History and Natural Resources'

News | Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013

University of York's History Department announce the launch of the new International Network 'Exploring Russia's Environmental History and Natural Resources' website based in the History Dept at the University of York and funded by a Leverhulme International Network Grant for three years from July 2013.

Russian Monastery by Abi Sutton
Russian Monastery by Abi Sutton

University of York's History Department are pleased 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.