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FUTURE HISTORY: Teaching history in landscape schools

8 September - 9 September

A meeting of universities and schools to discuss history teaching for landscape architecture to be held at the University of Sheffield on 8 and 9 September 2022. Organised by Jan Woudstra and Robert Holden for FOLAR.

Future History is aimed at those involved or interested in delivering the history of the profession. It seeks to provide an opportunity for discussion to enable guidance to be articulated, and provide ways to reinvigorate engagement with history, not just to benefit students and professionals, but also to provide a more in-depth perspective for the benefit of and closer connection with society more generally.

The conference will run over two days; the first day – Thursday 8 September – will consist of an exploration of different philosophes and ideas in teaching of history. There will be eight different contributions, presented as four pairs, with contrasting views that provide a basis for discussions.

The second day – Friday 9 September – will primarily consist of focussed discussions. These discussions will be organised by theme, to enable sharing of best practice and in-depth exploration of issues. Each discussion will be preceded by three short positioning papers of five minutes each. We will continue to compile and vote on a ‘Declaration on Teaching History in Landscape Schools’, which is ultimately to be developed into a Manifesto.

We feel it is important to organise this conference as a physical event, since this enables forthright discussions and exploration of themes and issues. However we have had requests to hold it online as well, so we will adopt a hybrid form, of both attendance and presentation.

The proceedings will be published by Routledge as a set of edited papers that will be useful for anyone involved with teaching history.


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