The one-day workshop Post-Conflict Landscapes was co-convened by Professor Fiona Stafford (Professor of English, Oxford) in collaboration with the National Trust, in support of the National Trust’s 2019 ‘People’s Landscapes’ National Public Programme. The symposium was a targeted event for subject specialists and heritage professionals. Its purpose was to deepen understanding of the experience of conflict aftermath, the ways in which subsequent generations continue to be affected by past conflicts, methods of recovery after major collective turbulence, and the connections between the arts and literature and the physical landscape. The day consisted of three themed panels – on landscapes, seascapes, and buildings and collections – and a roundtable discussion at the end of the day.
The six talks given at the symposium were recorded and are now available for you to listen to online: via the university's podcast website, Apple Podcasts or below:
- Landscapes panel: Professor Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes), 'Artists and Trees in the Post-Conflict Landscape' and Ian Barnes (Head of Archaeology, National Trust), 'The Long-Term Impact of Conflict on the UK Landscape'.
- Seascapes panel: Professor Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford), ’Writing after Waterloo: Jane Austen’s Late Fiction’ and Jonathan Wallis and Kiki Claxton (National Trust), 'Easington Colliery: Conflict in the Landscape'.
- Buildings & Collections panel: Sarah Kay (National Trust), 'Conflict and Conscience project' and Professor Lynda Mugglestone (Oxford), 'Langscapes of War'.
Find out more about the National Trust Partnership at the University of Oxford here.