Research at the best of times can be a bit of a lonely place, and has only been exacerbated by the Covid restrictions. On top of that, landscape studies with its interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach, can at times be challenging in terms of a community, as our methodology doesn’t tend to fit within one specific traditional academic department.

To help with this isolation we have created a landscape research community group who get together over coffee every month. These are friendly, informal groups, held over Zoom, though trying to recreate the conversations as if we were in a coffee shop or somebody’s kitchen. One benefit of holding them online is that anyone can take part, no matter what the location.

Held every second Thursday of the month, it is open to any post-graduate landscape researcher, focusing on any and all aspects of landscape studies and is an ideal way of finding research connections that may give you those longed-for Eureka moments. Talking through your research, its outline and its challenges often helps bring clarity of thought, enabling you to better focus and write about it. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people.

Contact Emily Shakespeare if you’d like to join us.