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 are:

  • 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.
  • Professor Hayden Lorimer, Chair of Cultural Geography at the University of Glasgow, who explores the cultural value of topographical and geographical sites, and how the interaction between the human and natural shapes the narrative of the landscape.
  • Dr Frances Fowle, Reader in History of Art at the Edinburgh College of Art and Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery, who curated Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh, and edited Monet and French Landscape (Edinburgh 2006), Impressionism and Scotland (2008), and Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910 (Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Helsinki 2012-2013).