Organisations with an interest in the landscape

Promotes the study of agricultural history and the history of the rural economy and society. It publishes the journal Agricultural History Review as well as hosting conferences and supporting other initiatives in agricultural history.

Promotes local history and supports local historians in their work. It publishes the journal The Local Historian and books and pamphlets on local history. It hosts an annual lecture and regular conferences, and arranges visits to archives, libraries, museums and other places of interest.

An educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

An international, independent and not-for-profit organisation. It works to advance interdisciplinary landscape research through dissemination, communication and exchange across global communities of interest.

A multi-disciplinary group that facilitates collaboration between archaeologists, historians, geographers and other interested parties dedicated to developing understanding of settlement between the fifth and sixteenth centuries AD.

The UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography, and geographers across the world.

A charity dedicated to protecting and conserving the UK’s heritage of designed landscapes. Its interests cover garden history, the discovery and introduction of plants, garden archaeology and the relation of park and garden design to architecture, art, literature and society.

An English and Welsh conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Records and studies traditional buildings in the landscape, mainly of the British Isles. Its work covers a variety of building types, local and regional surveys, building materials and techniques, and the sharing of information via conferences and its journal Vernacular Architecture.

Landscapes of England

W.G. Hoskins’ The Making of the English Landscape (1955) is widely is regarded as one of the founding works of landscape history. Some twenty years after the book was first published, Professor Hoskins presented two series of BBC televison programmes called Landscapes of England. Though dated, they are still a good introduction to landscape history, and also provide a record of the landscapes as they were in the 1970s.

Series 1 1976 (YouTube)

Series 2 1977 (YouTube)