Landscape and Environment Programme Conference: 18th-21st June 2009, Aberystwyth University: Deadline for proposals 1st December 2008

21 November 2008


Landscape and environment are currently of compelling cultural significance: as fields of scholarly research, sites of artistic endeavour and arenas of public concern. As both imaginative representations and material realities, they are the site of negotiation for the expression of complex ideas and feelings – about beauty, belonging, access to resources, relations with nature, the past and the future, making sense of the world and people's place in it.

This four-day trans-disciplinary conference attends to the manifold and diverse relationships - actual and potential - between landscape, environment and performance; it draws together artists, practitioners and academics from such fields as geography, archaeology, anthropology, performance, music and dance studies, media studies, museology, cultural and environmental policy, folklore studies, art history.

The conference committee welcomes participation from all disciplines and from varying research approaches, both scolarly and practice-led.

We invite proposals for papers, presentations, dialogues, showings, interventions, performances and workshops in all formats.


Please send proposals and abstracts of no more than 300 words to:

or to the organisers at:

Living Landscapes
Parry-Williams Building
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ

For full details: Landscape and Environment Conference 2009

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.