Thematic tags: Journeys

  • ‘Walking and Re-Creation’ was an interdisciplinary conversation which brought together the worlds of performance and public health, history and the contemporary moment, practice and theory. It took a long historical view of walking as a form of exercise, transport, healthy activity, and leisure to merge past and present, with the aim of discovering what walking then can tell us about walking and wellbeing now, in the age of coronavirus at the time. (read more)
  • This Ideas Exchange project aims to host a workshop to explore the entangled history of the sea, and in doing so improve our understanding of how the oceans contribute to human wellbeing. (read more)
  • For many urbanites, the pandemic revealed how accessible – or inaccessible – many urban spaces can be. But around the world, different responses to the pandemic led to radically different experiences of access to active leisure and the outdoors. One project sought to explore the experiences of Bristol and its French twin city of Bordeaux. It platformed community organisations that promote running, walking, or cycling, as well as individuals who have tried to stay active throughout the pandemic.   (read more)
  • How can we ensure that walking is accessible to all? Can experimenting with different forms of walking change our view of society, health, and history? This research seeks to explore how progress through space can affect and effect social progress. (read more)
  • What would be needed to live on Mars? (read more)
  • How much do the sounds around you affect your mood? How much do you need to alter a city’s soundscape to benefit its citizens? (read more)
  • How do we negotiate the politics of environmentalism - which can draw on ideas of invasive vs indigenous - and the politics of migration? How and why does language matter in policy debates over environment and migration? (read more)
  • The Afro-Asian Networks project investigates networks of Asian and African intellectuals, activists, writers, and artists moving within the global context of the early Cold War in the first decades of decolonisation. At the time of this study, this interdisciplinary research network was recently asked to contribute a ‘Manifesto’ to Radical History Review’s call for papers… (read more)
  • Leaders of the past, like those of the present, never act alone. An individual’s networks and what they do with them can help to explain how a person eventually comes to represent others in the public sphere. Mapping Intercultural Connections and Conversations traces the vast web of contacts that Manquilef, Aburto Panguilef and Coñuepán developed in order to deepen our understanding of how and why they became the important intellectual and political mediators that they did, and to stimulate a discussion about their continuing relevance today. (read more)