The Last Ice Age will be sustained by research conducted by an international, interdisciplinary team of world-leading global, maritime and environmental historians, a post-doctoral scholar and a group of MA and PhD students. This team will investigate the production, transport and consumption of natural ice trade, an extraordinary business that offers a lens through which under-researched facets of the maritime, urban, social, cultural and environmental histories of Northwest Europe and North America can be perceived. The collective endeavour of experienced scholars and early career researchers will yield a range of scholarly research outputs.
In addition to the benefits described immediately above, we hope that the climate issues that will be highlighted especially in research section 1, when disseminated to a general audience, will contribute to a higher awareness of the extent and consequences of the on-going climate changes.
Peer reviewed anthology: The Last Ice Age: The Production and consumption of Norwegian Natural Ice, 1800-1930
The planned peer reviewed anthology is divided into 4 sections:
Section 1: Production
Section 2: Transport and Markets
Section 3: Consumption Patterns
Section 4: Ice and Modernization