The Irish WetFutures team Ben and Rosie have written a lockdown inspired piece on peatlands, archaeology and poetry:
Heaney’s Hauntings: Archaeology, Poetry and the ‘Gendered Bog’ (2020). Journal of Wetland Archaeology.
Dr Ben Jennings and Dr Abbi Flint from the UK WetFutures team will be speaking at a webinar on ‘The heritage of peatlands’ hosted by the Moors for the Future Partnership. They’ll be talking about peatland archaeology in the UK, and some of the less visible (intangible) forms of peatlands cultural heritage such as folklore.
As well as Ben and Abbi, speakers include Anna Badcock and Natalie Ward from the Peak District National Park Authority, Chris Atkinson from Pennine Prospects, Chris Fry from the Moors for the Future Partnership, and time for your questions and discussion.
It’s a great opportunity to collectively explore the connections between conservation and the cultural heritage of peatlands and the common ground for protecting peatlands as cultural landscapes and ecosystems.
The webinar will take place on Thursday 17th September at 12-1pm UK time.
You can find out more and book your place here:
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