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The CALENDARS project will empirically explore the relationship between different institutions’ ideas of seasons and their successful adaptation through an in-depth comparative study in two local communities in Norway and New Zealand.
The overall objective of the project is:

To advance knowledge and understanding of how seasonal representations shape and are shaped by institutions, and  to critically appraise the quality of these representations for contributing to successful adaptation to seasonal change.



Notes from the field
An older man in a military green cap and clothes, sitting in a dark green chair

Affected by seasons: spirits in relation to seasons

“I find winters really depressing, just don’t know what to do with myself,” a high school student shared with me.

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Seasonal experience & expertise on the Kūaotunu Peninsula

Since embarking on fieldwork earlier this year, I have been periodically collecting photos from the beaches of the Kūaotunu Peninsula where my research is based.

Notes from the field

Coromandel Writers Group

What’s in a name? For the Coromandel Writers Group, it is everything. This group of highly motivated local writers covers all topics having to do with the Coromandel.

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text on whiteboard for primstav excercise

Making a primstav of today - part II

This spring we ran the primstav exercise again, this time with a local 7th grade school class we have collaborated with and followed for one school year

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Spring is wild garlic, but is anyone eating it?

People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC), ERC-STG action, under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Grant Agreement No 804150