This event will include six 1.5hr workshops delivered by established academics in a range of disciplines. The workshops will provide an introduction to theories and methods of landscape study from disciplines which may be unfamiliar to many arts and humanities students, and will involve group-work and discussion in an open environment.

We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speaker for the finale lecture on Friday 17th November, in conjunction with the Centre for Landscape Studies at St Andrews, will be Dr Katharine Earnshaw from the University of Exeter. Dr Earnshaw’s research focuses on landscape and space in classical literature and cognitive humanities, and as well as the keynote lecture she will present a workshop on this area.

Other confirmed presenters include:

  • Professor Timothy Ingold, Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, whose work on movement and temporality in the perception of the environment has been highly influential in landscape studies;
  • Professor Rebecca Sweetman, Director of the Centre for Landscape Studies at the University of St Andrews, who works on landscapes of movement in the archaeology of the Cyclades.
  • Dr Jane Suzanne Carroll, Ussher Assistant Professor in Children’s Literature at Trinity College Dublin, who examines depictions of landscape and imagined worlds in children’s and fantasy literature.

More information will be added here as it becomes available.