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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.



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Three people sitting/standing on a boat, blue sea and green foliage in the background

Diving and 80s rock on the Coromandel – a year 13 dive trip

The roaring sound of the engines were competing with 80s rock music as the boat was skimming over the deep blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf.

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Children carving wood

Seasonal carving - a workshop with Year 13 high school children

How can enthusiasm and engagement be fostered in high school children?

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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.

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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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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