McCord Centre for Landscape


Upcoming Events

Find details of upcoming events, research workshops and conferences.

  • 7th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference

    Bringing together international researchers, practitioners and students in a diverse and interdisciplinary field, to facilitate discussion, stimulate research, and promote international scholarship.

    Date/Time: 4 – 7 September 2017

    Venue: Newcastle University

  • Power and Place in the Middle Ages

    The events of the past year have been a reminder of the importance of power and its unpredictability as an agent of social and material change. This conference seeks to examine the role of power in the history of medieval settlements and landscapes.

    Date/Time: 29 - 30 April 2017

    Venue: Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

  • Society for Landscape Studies Conference 2018

    Date/Time: 22 September 2018

    Venue: Newcastle University

  • Geovisualisation for (exa)mining archaeological data

    Using data and its visualisation to classify mining remnants in Northern England by era and function, and to enhance the study of comparative landscape archaeology across the sites.

    Date/Time: 11 May 2017

    Venue: The Armstrong Building, B 2.16

  • Between ‘the me that leaves and the me that returns’: Gertrude Bell’s Persian Gateways and Walls

    Julia Szołtysek (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland) explores how Persian Pictures - essays written by Gertrude Bell - can enrich discussions of Western mis/representations of the Orient.

    Date/Time: 5 May 2017

    Venue: The Armstrong Building, room 2.16.

  • Digital Approaches to Landscape Analysis

    This workshop, organised by the Boğsak Archaeological Survey (2010-present), focuses on the use of recent and newly emerging digital tools in the analysis of historic landscapes.

    Date/Time: 20 - 21 February 2017

    Venue: Bomonti Campus of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSÜ), Istanbul (Turkey)

  • Past Events

    Find resources, outcomes, comments and reflections from our past events.

    • Digital Approaches to Landscape Analysis

      Location: Newcastle University 
      Date: 20 - 21 February 2017

      This event focused on the use of recent and newly emerging digital tools in the analysis of historic landscapes. In the past decade, the rapid development of new technologies, the user-friendly interface of software and applications, and the open access alternatives of proprietary software, made digital tools both more affordable and accessible. 

    • Artists, Farmers and Philosophers

      Location: The Bowes Museum
      Date: 7 - 9 September 2016

      This three-day symposium explored types of grassroots expertise pertinent to understanding the character and dynamics of our cultural landscapes. It was held at the magnificent Bowes Museum in Teesdale, and included walks, talks, screenings and performances. There was a diverse programme of eminent speakers, and plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

    • Exploring the Moving ‘Subject': Discourses on ‘Lived’ Landscapes

      Location: Newcastle University
      Date: Thursday 19 March 2015

      This workshop explored the subject of humans and nonhumans moving through a landscape, and what this says about exploring the role of movement in examining living/lived landscapes. The creative challenge was to find out how and why movement and mobility intersect, join with, or pass through, different disciplines.

    • Landscape Forward: Policy, Practice, Research

      Location: Newcastle University
      Date: Wednesday 18 March 2015

      This symposium was developed through a partnership between Newcastle University’s McCord Centre, Natural England and English Heritage. It aimed to explore and discuss the way forward for landscape policy, practice and research. 

      See videos of the day's presentations and read about the outcomes of the event.