Jonathan Woolley

Jonathan Woolley Is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the interchange between landscape and labour in East Anglia.

Fieldwork in Lyonesse: Salvage Ethnography before the Anthropocene Floods

If the Norfolk Broads are a landscape woven on the loom of history, then the Anthropocene could represent the age of its unravelling. Drawing on both his research experiences in the Broads, as well as the mythological and folkloric significance of that landscape, Jonathan Woolley asks why, when our darkest nightmares are becoming ecological reality, we find ourselves so paralysed to act.