Landscapes of Conflict is a ‘town hall’ meeting hosted by the Centre for Environmental History and Policy, at the University of Stirling on 7th and 8th June 2013.
Conflict, physical or intellectual, constructed or natural, has for millennia shaped human experience and perception of and interactions with land. From military, political or legal struggles over real property and the resources in, on and below the land, to antithetical perceptions such as agrarian utility versus wasteland or aesthetic beauty versus horror; landscapes have driven human conflict from the individual to international scale throughout history.
The event is designed to bring academics and a wider public audience together to both explore facets of ‘space and place’ conflict through the lens of environmental history, and to discuss the opportunities that knowledge exchange can bring to the study of historical disputes, and their impact on our understanding of present day conflict through to contemporary resolutions.
The meeting is to be opened by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs and comprises of a series of three themed interdisciplinary sessions led by a keynote speaker: ‘Access and Resources’, ‘Heritage, Identity and Place’ and ‘Military Spaces’, each followed by round table discussion. A corresponding series of printed works by Orkney-based artist Alistair Peebles and collaborator Alec Finlay entitled 'Tags/Tags' will be exhibited by Stirling Art Collection.
If you would like present a paper or attend the event could you please register your interest by contacting Paul Adderley, firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Mills, email@example.com. Post-graduate participation and contributions from out with the academe are particularly welcome.
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