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LUCAS 2017 Graduate Conference - Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations

  • Dr. Elizabeth Losh
  • Prof. D.E. Nye
Thursday 26 January 2017 - Friday 27 January 2017
LUCAS Graduate Conference
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed.

The title of the conference, "Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations," has been chosen in order to explore landscape in the broadest sense. When analysed as a theoretical concept, landscape evokes strong spatial connotations and vivid imagery by means of our perceptions of the world. However, as the world undergoes impactful developments – often discussed with buzzwords such as industrialisation, globalisation and digitisation – the very notion of what is, arranges, informs, and changes a landscape has altered in accordance with these dynamic processes. Our conference will interrogate ways in which to analyse shifts in conception and approach throughout history. Participants are invited to critically explore and reflect on cultural artefacts and practices that project, trace, or confront these processes through the concept, genre, or medium of landscape. By seeking to gather an interdisciplinary and intercultural selection of academic papers and works of art, we aim to encourage an open dialogue among a unique mix of artists and researchers.

Pratical information

  • Registration fee: € 50 (plus € 2 administration fee) 
  • The fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, closing drinks, conference materials and the excursion.
  • Conference dinner: € 30 
  • The dinner will take place on 26th January at 6:30 pm at the restaurant Puur, in Leiden (walking distance from the university). The dinner consists of a 2 course meal and drinks.
  • Conference excursion: free – limited seats available 
  • The excursion will be a 1 hour long boat trip throughout the canals of Leiden. The boat is heated and has a glass roof. 50 spots are available.
  • Conference certificate – free 
  • If you need a certificate of attendance, please select this item and we will prepare it for you. It will include your name and the title of your paper.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer financial support for travel or accommodation expenses.

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