Constructing Knowledges: Environment as Context

  • Jemma Houghton (Co-Organiser)
  • Olivia Havercroft (Co-Organiser)
  • Linnea Kuglitsch (Co-Organiser)
  • Francesca Elliott (Co-Organiser)
  • Iqra Choudhry (Co-Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


Constructing Knowledges is a conference series set up and managed by PhD students at the University of Manchester. It is dedicated to making interdisciplinary connections amongst postgraduate community at the University.

In the first event of this series, we explored how academics approach environments – both natural and constructed – across a variety of disciplines.

From plant adaptions to technical education in the late 19th and early 20th century urban environment, this symposium examined the topic of the environment in natural, urban and global contexts.

We had presenters from a wide variety of departments including theoretical physics, history, criminology, environmental sciences, American studies, materials science and law.

The event consisted of five-minute presentations from across these different disciplines followed by discussion panels and activities.
Period21 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map


  • postgraduate
  • environment