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Toxic Expertise animated explainer video now live!

I am pleased to say our first video is now on the EC Research and Innovation Channel.

To help increase awareness and engagement with our project please share this video far and wide. The video gaining the most LIKEs (not just views) on this channel will win and likes need to be received by mid-April. Winning this will rapidly increase national and international visibility of the project.

Thank you so much your support. Between staff, students and Departmental and University level social media channels we can create fantastic exposure and public engagement as part of our project's impact pathway.

Best Wishes,


Toxic Expertise Project Administrator

Mon 22 Jan 2018, 13:07 | Tags: toxic expertise Research

Challenges in the Study of Hong Kong History: 2nd Early Career & Postgraduate Workshop

Dr Loretta Lou recently attended this event at the University of Bristol. Here's her account of the day:

On Friday I presented my recently published article ‘In the Absence of a Peasantry, What, Then, Is a Hong Kong Farmer?’ at the HKHP Workshop. I used this opportunity the publicize my new publication among a group of Hong Kong specialists. The talk was well received and I had fruitful exchanges with my fellow speakers about non-elites’ contributions to Hong Kong’s social and economic development; Hong Kong’s development during the post-war years; transnational Hong Kong; and the place of Hong Kong in British Empire. We’ve exchanged contacts for future collaborations. During the roundtable discussion, I also had a chance to learn from former BBC Hong Kong-based journalist Vaudine England about writing academic books for general audiences.

Image of Loretta presenting her paper

Image of Loretta presenting her paper

Tue 16 Jan 2018, 16:49 | Tags: toxic expertise Research Conference, Debate or Seminar

CoventryCAN...GO GREEN - March 6-12 2017

CoventryCAN is a Climate Action Network of individuals, groups, organisations, schools, universities, businesses, councillors and students who want to actively do something about climate change through linking together. No matter how 'small' or 'big' the actions taken. JOIN US!

Toxic Expertise Annual Workshop Call for Papers

We invite papers to a workshop on the theme of Pollution, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science, held on 3-4 May 2017, at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK.

This two-day workshop will bring together international researchers working at the intersection of air pollution, environmental justice, and citizen science, from across different regions, disciplines, and scales. Researchers will discuss the possibilities as well as challenges of engaging with new technologies and strategies for environmental justice and citizen science.


Wed 25 Jan 2017, 12:08 | Tags: toxic expertise, environmental justice

Toxic News 3rd Edition

The third edition of our online magainze Toxic News is now available to view.

Special Nuclear Edition to mark the 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl

Pollution, Health, and Global Governance: Roundtable Discussion and Film Screening of 'Warriors of Qiugang'

Thursday 19th May, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Wolfson Research Exchange, The Library, University of Warwick

Issues of pollution are often raised within debates about global environmental governance, but primarily in relation to smog and climate change, rather than global health.
This informal roundtable discussion invites panellists from different fields to discuss the important theme of pollution, health, and global environmental governance. Refreshments available throughout the event and wine and nibbles afterwards.


Toxic Expertise Annual Conference

Friday 20 May: Environment and Expertise Workshop, University of Warwick

This one-day workshop will provide a platform to discuss key issues surrounding the competing claims of expertise, agency and environmental knowledge. This workshop aims to facilitate interdisciplinary and exploratory conversations and collaborative knowledge exchange. We are seeking participants interested in the theme of environment and expertise from a wide range of disciplines.