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McCord Centre for Landscape

We create integrative, multi-layered, interdisciplinary approaches to studying past landscapes.

Analysing landscapes

The McCord Centre is uniquely placed to cut across traditional subjects and time periods.

We develop new methods for analysing physical and intangible aspects of past landscapes. Key competencies include:

  • landscape history and historical geography
  • geoarchaeology, palaeoenvironments and landscape change
  • digital survey, including geophysics, aerial and terrestrial survey
  • cultural heritage management
  • landscape and impact assessment
  • historic characterisation


About Professor McCord

The Centre is named after Emeritus Professor Norman McCord. He was formerly Professor of History at Newcastle University. Prof McCord's key areas of interests were in social and economic history. He also took part in landmark archaeological projects and was a pioneer of aerial photography in north-east England.