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Cosmological Visionaries: Shamans, Scientists, and Climate Change at the Ethnic Borderlands of China and Russia

Project description

Joining scientific and indigenous knowledge on climate change to inform future policies

The EU-funded COSMOVIS project aims to examine what global environmental initiatives of the future will look like. It poses two main questions: how scientists, shamans, priests and other indigenous holders of animistic knowledge can collaborate in regions of climatic vulnerability, and what the geopolitics of climate change and the policies that surround it are. The project brings together anthropologists, ethnologists, historians and philosophers of science and ethics, religious studies experts, space and satellite researchers, indigenous leaders and environmental scientists to examine how climate change is managed at the ethnic borderlands of China and Russia. One important parameter the project will focus on is the collaborative relationship between scientists and indigenous peoples, which helps translate collective findings into shared visions.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-SyG
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Host institution

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 4 147 328

Beneficiaries (2)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 147 328
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 310 873
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments