We have received no other support or funding apart from those acknowledged here:

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The conference has received generous support from the British Academy through a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA – EN150010).

The British Academy is an independent national academy of Fellows elected for their eminence in research and publication. It is the UK’s expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities and social sciences.



The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided financial support for the conference through the “Ethics of Extraction” Award 1540298, funded by the Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.

The program funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF, an independent U.S. federal agency, supports.



The Russell Trust of University of St Andrews has also provided significant financial support through a Russell Trust Development Award (ST1513).

The Fife-based Russell Trust has been a generous supporter of the University for many years. Founded in 1947 in memory of Captain Pat Russell, an alumnus who was killed in the Second World War, the trust has facilitated excellent opportunities for staff, students and the wider community.


We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews.

Since its inception in 2009, the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies (CCS) has been a venue for understanding cosmopolitanism as a range of ideals diversely manifested in contemporary experience. The Centre convenes seminars and conferences, hosts visiting fellows, funds studentships and has its own annual publication.