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Division of Food Production and Society

CHeriScape – Cultural heritage in landscape

Finished Last updated: 24.08.2022
End: dec 2016
Start: jan 2013
CHeriScape are a landscape-focused network funded as part of the transnational pilot call of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage.
External project link ChreriScape website
Start - end date 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
Project manager Graham Fairclough
Project manager at Nibio Bolette Bele
Division Division of Food Production and Society
Department Landscape and Biodiversity
Partners NIKU (Norwegian Institute for Cultural heritage Research), Newcastle University (United Kingdom), Spanish National Research Council, Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Ghent University (Belgium), Cultural Heritage Agency (the Netherlands)
Funding source Transnational pilot call of the European JPI- Cultural heritage, The Research Council of Norway, Directorate of Cultural Heritage (see website for more details)


Landscape and cultural heritage are tightly and closely linked ideas. They are mutually supportive, and in conjunction, they offer a way to realize the social and economic benefits of both. Heritage in all its diverse manifestations daily enriches people’s landscapes. At the same time, the idea of landscape provides a global framework within which heritage can be differently understood, cherished and protected. It is a way of seeing that helps us to understand our place in the world, and one which transcend disciplinary boundaries, thus offering ‘heritage’ a wider audience and participation as well as new horizons of understanding and context.

Over our three-year lifetime (2013-2016) the CHeriScape-team will organize five international and interdisciplinary conferences hosted in each of our partner countries, on the theme of ‘landscape as heritage’. These five conferences will form an integrated and coherent series. Each will have a distinctive special focus but all will revolve around the single overall theme of ‘landscape as heritage’. Different topics will be discussed between researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders, and we will use those discussions and sharing of experience and knowledge to create a new generation of understanding and aspirations within both research and policy fields.

Publications in the project