Professor Mark Banks and The Dear Green Bothy are one of three regional cluster leads for the new British Council and SGSAH funded EARTH Scholarships, a scheme that supports overseas PhD and early career researchers to spend up to three months undertaking environmental arts and humanities research with partners and mentors in Scottish universities.
Four of the visiting researchers will be based at the University of Glasgow, mentored by Dr Julia McClure (History), Professor Nicki Whitehouse (Archaeology), Dr Alexandra Campbell (English Literature) and Dr David Featherstone (Geographical and Earth Sciences).
Mark and the Dear Green Bothy team will also be offering training sessions and research visits for the first cohort of scholars in April – and including them in our ongoing programme of activities and events.
Details of the scheme and the first thirteen successful EARTH Scholars can be found here Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities – News – EARTH Scholars 2023 (sgsah.ac.uk)
EARTH Scholarships Cluster 3: Economy, Ethics, and Environment
HEIs: University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland
Academic Leads: Professor Mark Banks (University of Glasgow, Cluster Lead); Professor Erica Fudge (University of Strathclyde, Deputy Lead)
This cluster draws together a range of interdisciplinary arts and humanities expertise around three broad and inclusive themes; firstly, the cultural and creative economy and theories of its sustainable and socially-just future; secondly, issues of ethics, politics and political ecology as they play out in human and non-human contexts, and in different historical periods; and, thirdly, theories of environment, including creative approaches to researching species, energy, ecology and the geohumanities. The cluster will take an inclusive approach to these themes, and seek to deliver training through its range of key existing research projects and centres including (but not limited to) Centre for Cultural Policy Research, The Dear Green Bothy, Creative Geohumanities, A + E Collective (Glasgow), Centre for Environment Heritage and Policy(Stirling), British Animal Studies Network, One Ocean Hub (Strathclyde), Centre for Climate Justice (GCU), and the Protracted Crisis Research Centre (UWS) as well as other relevant academic groupings and affiliates. The wide range of Scottish sector partners and potential sites for research placements might include BBC Scotland, The Hunterian Museum, Creative Scotland, Creative Carbon Scotland, Fife Contemporary, the Scottish Council on Global Affairs, and Zero Waste Scotland inter alia – plus our members have an extensive range of international and institutional networks on which to draw in order to support student recruitment and training. The cluster also commits to providing cross-cluster training where possible, and to hosting a cohort-wide networking or programme event hosted by The Dear Green Bothy at the new University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre (ARC).