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Glasgow COP26 Hub

A special festival Hub in Glasgow exploring climate change and the environmental humanities, tying in with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow (1-12 November 2021).

Glasgow COP26 Hub

To mark the arrival of COP26 in Glasgow, this festival hub led by the University of Glasgow will take a contemporary spin on a long-established tradition through its creation of ‘The Bothy’ (a basic shelter, usually found in remote, mountainous areas and usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use free of charge). ‘The Bothy’ is imagined as a cultural hub and a civic refuge – both real and conceptual – through which to host a range of events and exchanges on the environment and climate change. Through these encounters researchers will demonstrate the vital role played by the humanities in addressing the climate emergency, and will collaborate with the city to activate the legacy of COP26.

The COP26 Hub Award has been made possible by special support from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Browse the programme of events below.

College of Arts at the University of Glasgow

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