Conferences organised by the Historic Droughts project or attended by project partners are listed on this page, follow the links to find out more about each event.


9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

Carmen Dayrell from the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University, presented her work with Helen Baker and Tony McEnery on a diachronic analysis of newspaper articles about drought and water scarcity at the 9th International Corpus Linguistics conference (CL2017). Corpus linguistics is a methodology for the systematic analysis of large amounts of empirical data to study language. The CL2017 was hosted by the University of Birmingham, from the 24th-28th July 2017.

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World Water Congress 2017

Lola Rey gave an oral presentation, Historic droughts in the UK: What can we learn to improve agricultural drought management in the future?, at the World Water Congress in Cancun (May 2017).

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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Four members of the CEH team attended and presented Historic Droughts research at the European Geophysical Union’s General Assembly in Vienna on the 23rd-28th April 2017.  Over 14,000 scientists attended the conference from over 100 countries, representing all aspects of geophysical sciences. 

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Historic Droughts Symposium - March 2016

On 22nd March 2016, a public symposium was hosted by the Historic Droughts project at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford. The aim of the day was to foster discussion on current scientific and decision-maker perspectives on the use of historical drought information in contemporary drought management, under the broad theme "Understanding past droughts to inform decision-making in future".

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Oral History Society Annual Conference 2016

The Oral History Society held their annual conference 8th-9th July 2016 at the University of Roehampton, London. The interdisciplinary conference investigated the extent to which the written word is redundant in oral history. Rebecca Pearce, University of Exeter, presented on the use of narratives and transcripts of oral histories in the Drought Inventory. 

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