CHeriScape II

Amersfoort (The Netherlands), 5th – 6th of November 2014

Landscape as Heritage in Science

Science (in its very broadest sense), research and new understandings will be prime tools in embedding landscape and heritage oriented perspective into policy, and our second conference in the CHeriScape series attempted a state of the art and prospective overview. A key question to answer was how far we have progressed towards the ideal of integrated landscape research, as promoted by the ESF/COST Science Policy Briefing on ‘Landscape in a Changing World’.  The conference was open to a wide range of landscape disciplines, and to many ‘different’ scientific and humanities-based responses approaches to landscape (for example management, protection, recording, representation, imagination, embodiment, memory, identity-creation), in order to connect them, despite their distinctive academic languages, premises and assumptions, on the common ground of landscape. What are the specific differences between the different approaches to landscape? What can heritage-based landscape researchers learn from other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, ecology, environmental science to move towards sustainable action on a landscape as heritage level?


Abstract Booklet

Briefing Notes


Session 1: Theory and Techniques

Keynote speaker: Thomas Meier (GER), Heidelberg University

Short presentations:

– Bo Ejstrud (DK), Director Museum at Søderskov

– Almudena Orejas & Guillermo-Sven Reher Diaz (ES), CSIC

– Bert Groenewoudt (NL), Cultural Heritage Agency

Session 2: Collaboration & Inter/Transdisciplinarity

Keynote speaker: Esther Jansma (NED), Cultural Heritage Agency/Utrecht University

Short presentations:
– Lars Erikstad (NOR), Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

– Mariusz Czepczyński (POL), University of Gdańsk

– Veerle Van Eetvelde (BEL), Ghent University

Session 3: Past, Present and Future

Keynote Speaker: Tracy Metz (USA), Journalist on urban and spatial issues

Short presentations:

– Eric Luiten (NED), Delft University of Technology/State advisor on Landscape and Water

– Koos Bosma (NED), VU Amsterdam

– Annika Hesselink (NED), Rijkswaterstaat (Department of Waterways and Public Works)

Session 4: Applying results; societal and political impact

Keynote Speaker: Jan Kolen (NED), Leiden University

Short presentations:

– Laurence le Du Blayo (FRA), Université Rennes/Landscape Research Group

– Amy Strecker (IRL), Leiden University

– Sarah May (IRL), Heritage for Transformation


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