Land Lines Events

The original Land Lines project hosted a number of public and scholarly events from 2017-19. Please see below for an archived list of our events. Check our homepage for upcoming events related to our current follow on projects!

  • Nature Writing’s Future Pasts: Land Lines Conference, 28th February–1st March 2019: more details and the CfP here.



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This special exhibition explored the relationship between British birds and storytelling through the ages. Combining books and specimens, it showed how ornithologists have turned their observations of birds into stories and how birds have sparked our imaginations over time through myths, folk tales and creative writing.

The display was accompanied by a series of public talks:

In this double-event, Will Abberley (University of Sussex) explored Victorian writing about birds while Nicholas Royle read from his new novel An English Guide to Birdwatching.

Mark Cocker, author of Crow Country and Birds Britannica, talked about the use of birds as symbols and mythical figures through history.

David Higgins (University of Leeds) explored how writers in the Romantic period found inspiration in birds.


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