Further North Conference

4th – 5th September 2014
Northumbria University

Further North is a two day conference that builds upon discussion of recent and contemporary experience and representations of so-called ‘marginal’ or ‘at edge’ locations in the north of England and Scotland.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen.
Dr Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Professor Jane Downes, University of the Highlands and Islands
Professor Owain Jones, Bath Spa University.

Within the UK, the Scottish independence referendum has served to focus our attention on questions of territory, boundaries and space, and brought to the fore issues of identity, a sense of shared pasts and a potential reshaping of traditional understandings of how the ‘north’ is understood, located and imagined.

With a multi and inter-disciplinary focus on cultural forms and creative expression, the conference will explore the past and propose new understandings and future re-framings for the 21st century.

As the closing event of the two-year Northern Peripheries Network, we will consider ways in which we might contribute to a ‘furthering’ of the north through enhanced communication and collaboration, as well as looking ‘further’ north beyond Britain, to juxtapose and share experiences in Europe and beyond in addressing such issues as cultural value, heritage, environment and the politics and aesthetics of sustainability.

More information can be found here

Convened by Professor Ysanne Holt (Northumbria University) and Dr Angela McClanahan (Edinburgh College of Art)

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