The Landscapes and Monuments Research Strand is an interdisciplinary group based in the School of Historical Studies. Its aims are to provide a focus for researchers in the field by reviewing and discussing recent work, providing feedback on its members’ research proposals and papers, and stimulating new projects. The Research Strand is open to all interested researchers at Newcastle University including staff and postgraduate students.
The convenor is Sam Turner
10th November 2011, 3pm
Katie Green, Newcastle University. Rural Byzantine landscapes of the eastern Mediterranean: new approaches to characterisation and analysis
12th January 2012, 4pm
Prof. Chris Rodgers, Newcastle University. Debunking the Tragedy of the Commons – sustainable management of common land in England and Wales. (Interdisciplinary Research Seminar)
9th February, 3pm
Landscapes and monuments coffee
1st March 2012, 4pm
Stephanie Wynne-Jones, University of York. House power and hospitality on the Swahili coast. (Archaeology Research Seminar)
8th March 2012, 4pm
Josh Pollard, University of Southampton. Between the monuments: rethinking inhabitation of the Avebury landscape. (Archaeology Research Seminar)
16th April 2012, 3pm
Landscapes and monuments coffee
10th May 2012, 3pm
Discussion group: ‘Mediterranean HLC’ (discussant: Sam Turner. Proposal circulated in advance)
21st October, 3pm, Landscapes and Monuments Coffee. Venue: Northern Stage
11th November, 4pm Discussion group: developing an interdisciplinary research proposal on pilgrimage
12th November. Field trip, depart 10.30am Janet Lambert, Newcastle University. Experiencing place.
26th November. Field trip, depart 8.30am Fieldwork excursion: Hedgeley, Northumberland
9th December, 3pm Dave Passmore, Newcastle University. Geoarchaeology of the Battle of the Bulge: WW2 field fortifications in the Ardennes forests of Belgium
20th January, 12-1pm Lutgarde Vandeput, British Institute at Ankara. A tale of monuments in a mountainous landscape: the ancient city of Pednelissos and its chora in SW Asia Minor
3rd February, 4pm Aleks McClain, University of York. Commemoration, landscape and identity in medieval northern England. (Archaeology Research Seminar)
17th March, 3pm Discussion group: ‘Performing pilgrimage’ (discussant: Mark Jackson. Paper circulated in advance)
5th May, 4pm Matthew Haysom, University of Cambridge. Configurations of sacred space in the Bronze Age Aegean
May 2011 (date tbc) Helen Wickstead, Kingston University. Art as the contemporary archaeology of archaeology: making an exhibition of ourselves. (Archaeology Research Seminar)
Thursday 8th October 3pm. Northern Stage Theatre café: Strand coffee hour.
Thursday 29th October 4pm. Jane Downes, Orkney College, UHI Millennium Institute (Archaeology Research Seminar). ‘The recreation of space and place in the Orcadian Bronze Age’.
Thursday 19th November 3pm. Northern Stage Theatre café: Strand coffee hour.
4pm. Elli Winterburn, Newcastle University. Intervention in unequal measure: an archaeology of planning interventions of the last 100 years in the 19th-century residential areas of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (Interdisciplinary Research Seminar)
Thursday 10th December 3pm. Northern Stage Theatre café: Strand coffee hour.
Friday 11th December Light: a Christmas Symposium. Keynote speaker: Prof. Liz James, University of Sussex Venue: Research Beehive (with Centre for Byzantine Cultural History)
21st January 2010 Landscapes and Monuments Coffee. Reading group: Ingold, T., 2007. Lines: a Brief History. London: Routledge. Chapters 1-3.
11th February 2010 Landscapes and Monuments Coffee. Reading group: Ingold, T., 2007. Lines: a Brief History. London: Routledge. Chapters 4-6.
18th February 2010, 4pm Magali Watteaux, Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne 'Archaeogeographyin the southern Vendée. From historicist discourse to understanding changing landscape heritage' (Interdisciplinary Research Seminar)
25th February 2010, 4pm James Barrett, McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge ‘The Brough of Deerness, Orkney: power and ideology written in a Viking Age landscape?’ (Archaeology Research Seminar)
18th March 2010, 4pm Warren Eastwood, University of Birmingham ‘Integrating palaeoenvironmental and historical/textual datasets: evidence for landscape change in Cappadocia since late Antiquity’ (Interdisciplinary Research Seminar)
6th May 2010 Landscapes and Monuments Coffee hour.