The Memory of Trees

Event Date: 
20 Apr 2017


Literature & Science Hub, University of Liverpool


Our keynote speaker will be Professor Fiona Stafford (Somerville College, Oxford), author of The Long, Long Life of Trees (2016)


From root-tip to the upper-most branches, trees are at once single entities and part of a much wider community and environment. This interdisciplinary, one-day conference aims to bring together current and different strands of research that focuses on the cultural representation, study and conservation of trees and woodlands.


Proposals from any discipline or context are invited. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Representations of trees, forests, or woodland ecologies in Literature or the Visual Arts (of any period or context).
  • The Wood-Wide-Web: trees and communication.
  • Woodland and forest ecologies.
  • Trees, conservation and climate change.
  • Dendrochronology and woodlands of the past.
  • Ancient trees, historical and cultural memory.


If you are interested in presenting at this event, please submit a 200-word paper proposal and a short biographical note by 1st March 2017 to Anna Burton at General expressions of interest or questions about the event are also welcome. The registration fee is expected to be £20, and will include lunch and refreshments.


Submission date for papers: 
01 Mar 2017
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