Imagining past and present landscapes
Monica Janowski (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)
Wills 3.33
Start time:
7 April, 2009 at 16:30 (UTC+0)
Session slots:

Short abstract:

This panel explores the points of interaction and intersection between the imagined landscapes of archaeologists, anthropologists and local people, based on the premise that these are sites of productive tension.

Long abstract:

An important area of research within current anthropology and archaeology has to do with the ways in which people engage with the world around them. Anthropologists, archaeologists and local people are all engaged in both imagining landscapes in the past and present and in living in them through situated practice. The points of interaction and intersection between different imaginings of and ways of living in the landscape are sites of productive tension. Drawing on each othe's data and methods, archaeologists and anthropologists can join together with local inhabitants in a common project of understanding the processes whereby landscapes are imagined in the past and in the present. Papers are invited which present research that draws on both anthropological and archaeological material whether through direct collaboration, indirect collaboration or with reference to existing literature to better understand how landscapes are imagined by people.