This is an exciting time for Landscape Studies across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Studies of space and place are of significant interest to scholars who work on representation and visualization of landscapes (especially within Art History, Classics, Film Studies, English Literature) as well as physical landscapes themselves (Archaeology, Computer Science, Geography). Those two strands have often been quite separate from each other, and a central aim of the Centre for landscape studies is to break down these barriers by facilitating interdisciplinary conversation and research.

At its best, landscape studies can play a fundamental role in understanding how the past shapes the present, how humans have long shaped and been shaped by their landscape. History and cultural studies help us understand this complex human-environment relationship in a way that sheds valuable light on our own experience of the world in which we live.

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