Ethics and Aesthetics


September 7th - 10th  2011






United Kingdom

Contact Person

Anna Jorgensen

Host Institution

University of Sheffield
Department of Landscape



The Conference will be held in the newly refurbished Arts Tower building, central to the University of Sheffield campus.


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The most cost effective option, situated just outside the main University Campus. Within comfortable walking distance of the conference venue (The Arts Tower), and with regular public transport links door to door, these newly built student residences offer a range of bed and breakfast options at very reasonable prices, and are our recommended choice for your stay.

Other Accommodation - check conference web site

First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Call for papers: December 15 2010
Submission of Abstracts for review February 15 2011
Acceptance of Abstracts informed March 10 2011
Final submission of full paper or revised Abstract May 15 2011
Papers are invited for twenty minute presentations in themed sessions. Refer to ‘Themed Sessions’ under ECLAS 2011 Conference, and to the conference Statement.
Papers will receive double blind peer review at abstract stage. If accepted as abstract, the full paper or a revised abstract will be submitted by May 2011, with no further peer review. Papers will typically be no more than 2,000 words in presentation.
Content must be scholarly. As well as conventional research communications, we invite experimental presentations such as: research by design, video, live conversation between authors, live drawing, or structuring and hosting debate, all of which are encouraged.
Papers will normally deal with a significant research project, or theoretical issue. Typically papers will detail context, aims, methodology, findings and conclusions, or provide a detailed original scholarly critique of a landscape architecture project, movement, or approach, or advance new theory with thorough contextual examination and clear applications, or evidence new method in education.
Submission of Abstracts Procedure
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February 2011.
A template for submission of abstracts will be available on the website shortly.
Following successful review, the date for submission of final written paper or revised abstract is 15 May 2011.
Conference Publications
Revised abstracts submitted in written form by May 20 2011 will be published in downloadable format together with keynote speeches in conference proceedings on the conference website.
A special thematic issue of Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA) is planned, based on full written papers. Papers will be selected post conference, and authors invited to submit for further review, for publication in the special issue(s).


Wednesday 7 September 2011 Arrival, Registration, Pre-conference workshops and tours, PhD colloqium and Evening Reception buffet.
Thursday 8 September 2011 Registration, Inception/Welcome, Speakers, Parallel paper sessions.
Friday 9 September 2011 Speakers, Parallel paper sessions, ECLAS AGM. Dinner/Music.
Saturday 10 September 2011 Field Trips highlighting world heritage 18th century parks and gardens, and contemporary art in landscape. Ending with Grand dinner.
Further news will be posted.


Some of the most significant and dramatic 18th Century English Landscape gardens and parkland including:
* Studley Royal Water Gardens and Fountains Abbey
* Chatsworth House and Gardens
* Castle Howard
Contemporary art in landscape:
* Yorkshire Sculpture Park, featuring the work of Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore, James Turrell, Eduardo Chillida, Elizabeth Frink, and David Nash.
Cultural landscapes of Britain’s first designated National Park: The Peak District
Further information coming soon.