University of Nottingham

ESF/COST workshop

New Perspectives on Landscape Studies

8th-9th May 2008

University of Nottingham



Thematic workshops

  • Landscapes: Perceptions, Values and Meanings, Nottingham, 8-9 May 2008
  • Landscapes: Social relations and environmental resources, Stockholm 27-29 May 2008
  • Landscapes: Imagining the future, Madrid, 12-13 June 2008
  • Exploring New Territories in Landscape Studies, Krakow, 19-21 September 2008  


Workshop resources


Science Policy Document

The science policy briefing document 'Landscape in a Changing World' was published in October 2010 and is available from the ESF website.  


Rutland Group 

European Science Foundation/European Cooperation in Science and Technology initiative 'New Perspectives on Landscape Studies'

Initial workshop: Landscapes: Perceptions, Values and Meanings

The Landscape and Environment Directorate organised and hosted the first of five international meetings for the ESF/COST initiative 'New Perspectives on Landscape Studies' in May 2008.  The two day workshop took place at the University of Nottingham and began with a public lecture given by Professor Peter Coates (University of Bristol). Peter is the Primary Investigator of the large project Militarized Landscapes and he spoke to the title of 'Landscapes of violence, values and vitality: perspectives on militarised environments.' The talk was followed by a formal dinner to welcome the European guests. The two day workshop was a lively event and the organisation of the sessions facilitated the development of themes and ideas to take forward to the next meeting.

The events culminated in the publication of an ESF Science Policy Briefing titled 'Landscape in a Changing World: Bridging divides, integrating disciplines, serving society'. Professor Stephen Daniels contributed to the publication which includes a profile of the Landscape and Environment Programme.


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Landscape and Environment Programme

School of Geography
University Park
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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