Date: 20th April 2017
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: School of the Arts Library, University of Liverpool, 19-23 Abercromby Square, L69 7ZG
Registration is now open for ‘The Memory of Trees’, an interdisciplinary, one-day conference with the Literature and Science Hub on the cultural representation, study, and conservation of trees and woodlands.
Our keynote speakers are Professor Fiona Stafford (Somerville College, Oxford), author of The Long, Long Life of Trees (2016), Dr Hugh McAllister (Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool), author of The Genus Sorbus (2005), and Matt Larsen-Daw (Project lead on The Charter for Trees, Woods and People).
Trees are sites of natural, cultural and personalised memory. Their life-spans can encompass decades of human encounters, experiences and narratives, and this has long made them objects for scientific study and imaginative engagement.
From root-tip to the upper-most branches, trees are at once single entities and part of a much wider community and environment. This one day conference aims to bring together current and different strands of research that focus on trees and woodlands. This event will explore how we shape the ongoing memory of trees, and how trees continue to shape our own identity too.
If interested in attending, we would kindly ask that you register by Monday 10th April.
For programme and registration details, please visit:
Registration includes refreshments, lunch, and a wine reception to take place after the conference.
We acknowledge the generous contributions of the University of Liverpool and The British Society for Literature and Science in the facilitation of this event.