The Landscape Space Place Research Group

'There and back again': An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Workshop on Travel

Monday 22nd June 2015 (09:00-17:30)
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Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

This one-day, interdisciplinary workshop aimed to emphasise and explore the richness of travel in its multivalent forms, from antiquity to modernity and beyond. We considered travel in relation to social, political, cultural, and environmental forces, as we asked how it is interpreted across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

To travel is unavoidable, whether as part of the everyday or the exceptional. It can be political or leisurely, routine or unexpected, real or imaginary. Travel can create different spatial, bodily, and object identities, as (un)familiar places and landscapes are negotiated, and borders and boundaries are crossed and re-crossed. It can have multiple implications and legacies and can be represented and documented in diverse, sometimes surprising, ways. This workshop seeks to offer postgraduate students an opportunity to present related work at any stage of their research within a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment. It is the ninth annual postgraduate workshop to be hosted by the Landscape, Space, Place Research Group at the University of Nottingham.

Registration details and the event programme can be found on our event webpage.

We would like to thank the School of English, the School of Geography, and the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture (CRLC) for their generous financial support.

Organising Committee: Alexander Harby, Alice Insley, Hollie Johnson, Mark Lambert, Xiaofan Xu & Emma Zimmerman.

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