Research Chair in Ocean Cultures and Heritage, Professor Rose Boswell, will attend a Seas and Oceans Health conference in Italy in the first week of June.

Invited by Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy, she will attend 'Seas and Oceans’ Health and their role on the Present and Future of Humanity. This conference involves discussion on future scenarios for a sustainable coexistence between Humanity and Oceans.  It takes place on 8 June at the Casina Pio IV, Vatican City. 

Thereafter, Prof Boswell will be leading the Blue Heritage event for the One Ocean Hub during UN World Ocean Week (June 2022) where she will launch two books, Between Worlds (on climate change and human relations with the sea) and the Palgrave Handbook on Blue Heritage

Other highlights of Prof Boswell's year so far include:

  • Continuation of fieldwork, international collaboration and publications for the UKRI One Ocean Hub 2022-2024. 
  • An invitation by One Ocean Hub (OOH) to contribute to the IIWG (International Working Group); Customary Law working group; UN World Ocean Week 2022 and UNEP Plastics Working Group.
  • An invitation from UCT Anthropology to be an Honorary Professor of Anthropology from 2022 to 2026 (UCT is her alma mater).
  • An invitation from ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites) for a commissioned report on World Heritage suitability of the property “Eglise catholique d’Ambodifotatra de Sainte Marie” in Madagascar.
  • An invitation from the Volkswagen Foundation (https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding) to be part of a five member international, transdisciplinary committee (a physicist, mathematician, economist and two anthropologists) to review a funding proposal for a global integrated ocean-assessment model. 
  • A presentation at the ASAA 2022 conference, UCT with Prof Curtis Marean and Prof Peter Bridgewater on biocultural heritage in Africa.

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Prof Rose Boswell
Research Chair in Ocean Cultures and Heritage