Reflections from Iceland

In September, four of our Relics of Nature members went to Iceland to conduct archaeological fieldwork and surveys. Here are some of their reflections and photos from that trip. (…) these lands provided the right ground to gather thoughts, discuss methods, and the many and exciting possible ways forward The whole idea of the RelicsContinue reading “Reflections from Iceland”

Call for papers for UK TAG 2022!

The Relics of Nature team will be organising the session “More-than” approaches in heritagescapes of the Anthropocene: The environmental ethics of heritage at this year’s UK TAG in Edinburgh 15.-17. December. We, along with 32 other fantastic sessions, are now accepting papers. Our session abstract and further information can be found here! Make sure toContinue reading “Call for papers for UK TAG 2022!”

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Relics of Nature is proud to announce the upcoming release of our very first quarterly newsletter. Here, we will feature recent activity from our team, upcoming activities, and recent publications of our members. If you would like to become part of our extended network and receive newsletters and event announcements, we would love for you to sign upContinue reading “Join our newsletter!”

Moving across boundaries: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s Séstey/Hverfey

Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir showcases new work – land-based materials, found objects of drift matter and what might be considered the remains of our contemporary, plastic lives from the island of Surtsey – with the exhibition Séstey/Hverfey at the Surtseyjarstofa (Surtsey Visitor Centre). Formed in a seafloor volcanic eruption in 1963-7, Surtsey island is imagined as anContinue reading “Moving across boundaries: Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s Séstey/Hverfey”

Re-wilding time: meet Relics of Nature’s postdoctoral researcher

We are very pleased to announce a new member of the Relics of Nature team: our postdoctoral researcher, Katherine Burlingame. Katherine recently completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Human Geography at Lund University, for which she was awarded an outstanding dissertation prize by Lund University’s New Society of Letters (Vetenskapssocieteten). She will soon startContinue reading “Re-wilding time: meet Relics of Nature’s postdoctoral researcher”

Addressing the future of heritage: HEI’s Cultural Heritage Day 2021

On the 18th November HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative hosted its third Cultural Heritage Day, an annual event intended as a meeting point for all who study and work with heritage. Projects were showcased through stands, and the current challenges facing heritage studies were discussed through presentations. In keeping with this year’s theme, “the future ofContinue reading “Addressing the future of heritage: HEI’s Cultural Heritage Day 2021”

Can we select our heritage?

An interesting exhibition, “ARV”, was opened on September 23 at Glassgata, at The Arctic University of Norway’s campus in Alta. ARV is designed as a travelling exhibition and has previously been exhibited in Tromsø, Sortland, Berlin, and Hammerfest. What is heritage in the Anthropoecene? How do we divide between heritage and waste? Through an aestheticContinue reading “Can we select our heritage?”