SLS Conference 2024 Canterbury


SLS conference 2024 at Canterbury on 28 & 29 September

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SLS conference 2024 at Canterbury on 28 & 29 September

Sacred and Profane: the landscapes of Kent
Saturday 28 September at St Paul’s church, Canterbury CT1 1NH

Saturday timetable:

9.30: Reception

10.00: Introduction

10.15: Session 1: Exploring Kent Landscapes:

‘Kent’s changing coastal landscape’
Dr Chris Young

‘Landscape, culture and cartography: a biographical approach’
Professor Peter Vujakovic

11.15: Break

11.30: Session 2: Landscapes of authority in medieval Kent:

‘Norman Castles in the medieval landscape’ (tbc)
Richard Eales

‘Canterbury in its wider landscape in the Anglo-Norman period’
Tim Tatton-Brown

12.30: Lunch + AGM

13.30: Session 3: East Kent as Gateway: to enter or defend:

‘‘Dost Thou Know Dover?’: locating Dover in the early modern literary landscape’ (tbc)
Dr Claire Bartram

‘The defence of Kent since 1900’
Dr Andrew Richardson

14.30: Break

15.00: Session 4: Seeing new landscapes:

‘The Cross-Channel Geopark – two landscapes connected by the Channel’
Speaker from Kent Downs National Landscape

‘Bringing digital tools to landscape and heritage studies’ (tbc)
Dr Catriona Cooper

16.00: Roundtable Discussion

16.30: Finish

Sunday field trips (provisional):

Leave Canterbury: 10am

Western Heights, Dover – C19 and C20 landscapes: 10.45am (leave 12.30pm)

Little Farthingloe Farm café CT15 7AA: 1pm-2pm

Old St Albans Court, Nonington, CT15 4HH – Anglo-Saxon/medieval landscapes: 2.45pm (leave 4.30pm)

Return to Canterbury: 5pm

Additional information


Member £30.00, Non Member £35.00


Vegetarian, No vegetarian

Field visit

Field Day, No Field Day