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First webinar of the year

A huge thank you to Lise Loktu for starting this year’s webinar series with her presentation titled: “Research potentials connected to Svalbard cultural heritage management”. She is a senior advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) in Tromsø, specialising in northern regions. She has previously worked as a senior advisor at the…

Recap of TAG 2022

On December 15th the Relics of Nature team hosted a session at Edinburgh TAG titled “More-than” approaches in heritagescapes of the Anthropocene: The environmental ethics of heritage”. Due to the ongoing rail strikes across the UK, we held a hybrid session with several presenters joining us on zoom. We covered a wide range of interesting…

TAG Edinburgh 2022

From the 15th to the 17th of December, the Relics of Nature team will be attending and hosting a session at the Edinburgh Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference. This is a reminder that registration for the conference ends 1st of December! So, if you want to attend you’ll have to register before Thursday next week!…

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 Relics…

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 to…

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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 up…

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 an…

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 start…

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