I’m currently in Tallahassee for an international conference and to undertake research – more on that soon!
In the meantime, the night before I left, I had a lovely surprise when my colleague and collaborator in Martinique, Mme Raphaëlle Bouville, sent me a surprise link (thanks again, Raphaëlle!):
It’s the Guadeloupean folk song, ‘ba moin un ti bo’, being sung by school children in Seoul! So I’ll leave you with this for now!
I haven’t managed to update the blog for a couple of weeks, as I’m currently balancing my research activities with a placement through the EU Climate-KIC scheme.
I’m learning a lot and it is fantastic experience of discussing my research – and its practical applications – with partners outside academia.
More on this in the coming weeks – in the meantime, here’s a little item about my placement which appeared on the University of Birmingham website:
Dr Louise Hardwick has been awarded 2000 Euro by the EU Climate-KIC programme Pioneers into Practice.
The award enables Louise to develop her research in Ecocriticism and Ecoliteracy through a specific training scheme (workshops, online exercises, and a dedicated coach) and to undertake a placement with a non-academic stakeholder, The Small Woods Association, a charity in Ironbridge with strong interest in practical applications of her research. It also strengthens Louise’s cross-College activities as a University of Birmingham BIFoR Interdisciplinary Leadership Fellow.