Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Sustainability as Cultural Practice

Bringing together scholars from Cities Partnerships Programme in Rome (GEO), Anthropocene, SELCS, Slade, Institute of Global Health, Sustainable Development Goals and Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

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22 July 2021

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Sustainability as Cultural Practice: Verbal and Visual Art, History and the Environmental Humanities

A series of four roundtable events in July 2021, organised in collaboration with the British School at Rome and the British Embassy in Italy. The series was co-hosted by the newly established Italian Ministry for the Ecological Transition, and was included in the "All4Climate – Italy 2021" PreCOP26 Programme, promoting 2021 as the Year of Climate Ambition. Bringing together scholars from UCL Cities Partnerships Programme in Rome (GEO)UCL AnthropoceneUCL SELCSSlade School of Fine ArtUCL Institute of Global HealthUCL Sustainable Development Goals and UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities

For more details see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/sustainability-cultural-practice


  • Professor Florian Mussgnug (Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, School of European Languages, Culture and Society, University College London).
  • Dr Harriet O’Neill (Assistant Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences, British School at Rome; Honorary Research Associate, School of Modern Languages, Royal Holloway, University of London).
  • Professor Chris Wickham FBA (Director, British School at Rome; Chichele Professor of Medieval History (Emeritus); Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford).
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