Jonathan Carruthers-Jones takes up PhD position at Leeds

Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, an existing WRi member, is to take up a PhD position at Leeds starting in October 2015 under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Innovative Training Network – ITN) scholarships allocated to George Holmes. His proposed work will  examine the connections between the representation and preservation of wild spaces and species in the pan-European context; will analyse specific instances of these connections in the work of contemporary European nature writers and/or natural history filmmakers; and will gauge the applicability of this work to EU environmental, wildlife, and conservation policy (including rewilding) in the context of Natura 2000.