PROGRAM

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
CONFERENCE THEMES
FIELD TRIPS OF THE CONFERENCE

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Monday

Conference day in Gothenburg.

Reception in the Dicksonian Palace (Dicksonska Palatset) in the evening, hosted by the City of Gothenburg

Tuesday

Conference day in Gothenburg

Wednesday

Field trip day, ending up in Mariestad (for more information, see below)

Thursday

Conference day in Mariestad

Conference dinner hosted by the city of Mariestad

Friday

Conference day in Mariestad closing at noon, followed by lunch.

The post-conference to the Finn-settlement areas starts at 14.00

Saturday

Post-conference excursion

Sunday

Post-conference excursion, ending in the afternoon at the Karlstad train station (times will be adjusted to trains departing for Stockholm, Oslo and Gothenburg)

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Biosphere reserves and other international landscape labels
  • Challenges in EU's new agricultural policy
  • Ecosystem services: limits and possibilities
  • Food and landscape
  • Gender and landscape
  • Historical perspectives on the rural-urban interface
  • Landscape and gardens
  • Landscape as heritage
  • Landscape character assessments and the nature-culture integration
  • Landscape management and practical knowledge
  • Models and techniques in landscaping
  • Mountainous landscapes
  • Planned landscapes and historical perspectives on landscape planning
  • Rural landscapes: concepts and approaches
  • Sustainable dimensions of peri-urban landscapes
  • Tourism and recreation as drivers in the rural landscape
  • FIELD TRIPS OF THE CONFERENCE

    On Wednesday, the 10th of September, there will be four separate full-day excursions that simultaneously transport the participants from Gothenburg to Mariestad.

    Preliminary themes for the excursions:

    - Urban proximate landscapes, recreation and nature conservation (Kärna and Söne).
    Arranged by: Gunilla A Olsson (University of Gothenburg, Dept of Global Studies) and Anders Wästfelt (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/Stockholm University)

    - Historical landscapes in Västergötland.
    Arranged by: Lars Nyström and colleagues (University of Gothenburg, Dept of Historical Studies)

    - Gardens and planned landscapes.
    Arranged by: Katarina Saltzman (University of Gothenburg, Dept of Conservation) and Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist (University of Gothenburg, Dept of Global Studies)

    - The biosphere reserve Lake Vänern Archipelago and Mount Kinnekulle.
    Arranged by: Bo Magnusson (University of Gothenburg, Dept of Conservation)