J a n e t M c E w a n

@ Pendennis Castle

Conference Outline

Environment is one of the key forces in shaping discourses of identity. This conference aims to explore cultural responses to environmental change and shifting constructions of sustainability in historical time and place.
Hosted by Exeter University Cornwall Campus and English Heritage at Pendennis Castle, the conference is part of a series of research networking events funded by the AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme, and also supported by the PPRE (Peninsula Partnership for the Rural Environment), designed to explore early modern discourses of environmental change and sustainability. The conference will extend this scope and bring together scholars interested in a variety of time periods and subjects from across the humanities, social sciences, development studies and policy forums. Its purpose is to generate interdisciplinary, comparative/thematic and cross- period collaborations and contributors are invited to propose papers or panels to explore the ways in which individuals and groups express, negotiate and transform their identities in response to changing environmental conditions.