LRG is typically planning one to three years in advance on our symposia.
Medieval Perceptions of Landscape
A joint LRG/MSRG conference, Falmouth, 25-26 April 2013
This joint conference capitalises on shared interests between LRG and the Medieval Settlement Research Group. It will address itself to historical geographers and medieval-period landscape archaeologists, to local historians, cultural geographers, ecologists and other landscape specialists, who in their different ways all see the relevance of ‘landscape ways of seeing’ to understanding and appreciating our world, past and present. The conference is framed as an exploration of the relationships between landscape research as a whole, which is not always fully historically-informed, with the particular strand of historically-informed, archaeological and local ways of understanding landscape, which are not always explicitly landscape-focussed. Overall, the conference aims to open windows on the further study of landscape’s past not merely in terms of landscape history but in terms of the prehistory of the concept of landscape itself. The first day of the conference revolves around a series of presentations and discussions, while the second day revolves around a field excursion to Godolphin, which will provide an opportunity to think about the questions posed during presentations on the ground in the context of Godolphin, a complex medieval settled, farmed, mined and (re)designed landscape.
For further information about the event, speakers and field excursion, please download the Conference Flyer. If you are interested in attending this event, please download and complete a Conference Booking Form.
For further information, please contact Peter Herring (Peter.Herring@english-heritage.org.uk) or Graham Fairclough (firstname.lastname@example.org).
December 2012 The LRG Annual Lecture
The 2012 LRG Annual Lecture was hosted by the Landscape Institute on 6 December, at 6.30pm, with a wine reception following at 8.00pm. The event was well attended and served as the ‘launch’ for a new volume edited by three of LRG’s Board, Professor Peter Howard, Dr Ian Thompson and Dr Emma Waterton. The volume is titled The Routledge Companion to Landscape Research. For further information on the event, download the Annual Lecture Flyer, or view a recent news item published by the Landscape Institute here. Information about the Lecture’s three speakers can be found here, with links to their abstracts available here.
Links to videos of the lecture are available below:
Part 1: Peter Howard
Part 2: Emma Waterton
Part 3: Ian Thompson
June/July 2012 The Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and Environment
LRG is a convening partner in this conference to be held at Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Newcastle University. Other collaborators include the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA); and the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (NIASSH) as well as the British Society of Aesthetics (BSA).
Conference abstracts have now been posted on the ISPA website, with those with a landscape ‘flavour’ available here.
Ian Thompson is the LRG lead on this event and contact for details.
Sept 2012 Sublime in Landscape – the Snowdonia Experience
In September 2012, LRG convened a symposium on landscape aesthetics set in the sublime (and changing) landscapes of Snowdonia. The programme included a mix of field based experiences and more traditional plenary discussions. Land managers and philosophers, cultural geographers, historians and artists involved in environmental aesthetics attended the symposium. Please see the event flyer for further information or download the Symposium Report for fuller reflections on the event. You can also access two presentations relating to the Sublime Snowdonia event here:
IN SEARCH OF SUBLIME SNOWDONIA: Landscape Aesthetics and the tourist mind, by Gareth Roberts
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUBMLIME, by Emily Brady
Gareth Roberts is the LRG lead on this event and contact for details.
June 2011 Afforestation, Landscape & Eco-system Services
LRG has convened this invitation-only symposium with the endorsement of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the Forest Research to discuss holistic approaches to landscape assessment in relationship to the successes, challenges and failures of afforestation. Issues addressed will include changes to ecosystems, boundaries, services, agriculture, community and tourism. This will be a field meeting with expert speakers with follow on plenary discussion at the Blair Drummond Village Hall.
Paul Tabbush is the LRG lead on this event and contact for details.
LRG is sponsoring a session on ‘Landscapes and Education’ at the 61st RGS /IBG International Conference taking place in London between 31st August and 2nd September. For further details go to http://conference.rgs.org/CallForPapers.aspx?heading=Y&session=1df57777-e238-4595-ba93-baa5293ed309
April 2010 European Landscape Architecture Student Association (ELASA) International Conference
LRG provided support funding to The European Landscape Architecture Student Association. They organized an international conference, hosted by the Edinburgh College of Art, in April 2010, entitled Back to Basics. The conference proceedings were split between the city of Edinburgh and the rural highlands and the rural highlands around Aberfeldy. Informed by a series of workshops and discussions, including lectures from horticultural experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Eelco Hooftma, Director of GrossMax, and local photographer Michael Lindsay, participants worked through the redesign of a public open space using 230m2 of sculptural turf donated by Lindum. For further information, see Issue 53 of Landscape Research Extra.
Sept 2010 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers
LRG sponsored two sessions: “Post-Industrial Landscapes: Insights from Art, Geography and Landscape Architecture”, co-sponsored by The Landscape Institute, and “Living with Environmental Challenge and Change”. Each session featured four papers and a discussant. For further information, see Issue 55 of Landscape Research Extra.
LRG Annual Lecture: by Prof Emeritus, David Lowenthal University College London.
Title: From Eden to Earth Day: Landscape Restoration as Mission and Metaphor
Location: Architectural Association, 32 Bedford Square, London WC1
Thursday 1 December 2010’
Dr Antonia Noussia is the LRG lead on this event and contact for details.