Redesigning Resilience workshop
NRN-LCEE RDF-funded workshop
Redesigning Resilience is a two-day workshop funded through the NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund, examining ancient texts with the aim to discover lost knowledge that can inform resilient behaviours and practices for the challenges of the coming century. For example, ancient remedies with potential to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance, or texts that can inform on how past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change.
Medieval and other historical Welsh texts are newly being translated into English, including the Red Book of Hergest used by the famous Welsh physicians of Myddfai in the 12th century. These ancient texts, alongside records in the National Library of Wales, contain a wealth of information on historical approaches to societal, environmental and medical problems.
Work on a diverse range of topics will be presented, with plenty of time for networking and discussions. Topics include, but are not limited to: the use of ancient remedies to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance; Ancient “how to guides” on being healthy; Can legends be used to validate climate models and can past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change?
An agenda will be distributed to those registered by 16 June.
- Professor Richard Marggraf Turley, Aberystwyth University: How to demonstrate the pertinence of research to debates currently animating society.
- Dr Freya Harrison, Warwick University: Ancientbiotics.
Should you wish to present your research during a ten minute slot, please email a short abstract (less than 200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 June. Please mark the subject header as “Redesigning Resilience”
Funding is also available for accommodation and travel. You can apply by emailing email@example.com by 13 June with your name, affiliation, title, your role and interests, phone number and email. Please mark the subject header as “Redesigning Resilience”