Orford Ness lighthouse dismantled

Orford Ness Lighthouse © David Gill

Work has started to dismantle the lighthouse on Orford Ness due to coastal erosion (Martin Barber and Luarence Cawley, “Orfordness Lighthouse is dismantled as sea edges closer“, BBC News 16 July 2020). It is hoped to place elements of the lighthouse elsewhere on the ness.

See earlier account.

Academic journals: Environment and Society

Journal summary: Environment and Society: Advances in Research is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls. The field of research on environment and society is growing rapidly and becoming of ever-greater importance not only in academia but also in policy circles and for the public at large. This growth reflects the urgency of debate and the pace and scale of change with respect to the water crisis, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the looming energy crisis, nascent resource wars, environmental refugees, climate change, and environmental justice, which are just some of the many compelling challenges facing society today and in the future. It also reflects the richness and insights of scholarship exploring diverse cultural forms, social phenomena, and political-economic formations in which society and nature are intricately intertwined, if not indistinguishable.
Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.

Publisher: Berghahn

Website: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/environment-and-society/environment-and-society-overview.xml

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Sutton Hoo Society Conference 2014

Mounds at Sutton Hoo
Sutton Hoo © David Gill

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the excavations at Sutton Hoo. The Sutton Hoo Society will be holding a conference, Defining Kingdoms: Sixth to Tenth Centuries, to mark the event on Saturday 20 September 2014. The venue is the Waterfront Building, University Campus Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich. Booking details are available via the Sutton Hoo Society website.

The programme (9.30 am – 4.30 pm) consists of:

Professor David Gill (UCS): Introduction and opening address

Dr Stuart Brookes (UCL Institute of Archaeology): Scale and scale change in early medieval England

Dr Sarah Semple (University of Durham): Burials / ancient monuments and the emergence of supra-regional power and identity

Dr Sam Newton (Wuffing Education): Sutton Hoo and the Goths

Professor Neil Price (University of Aberdeen): 536 and All That: a sixth-century climate disaster and its impact on northern societies

Dr Noel Adams (Deputy Curator, Furusiyya Art Foundation): What can the depositions at Tournai, Sutton Hoo and Malaja Perescepina tell us?

Lord Cranbrook (President, Sutton Hoo Society): Closing Address

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