Landscape and Heritage Studies
European History
Inge van der Bijl
CLUE (The Research Institute for the Heritage and History of Cultural Landscapes and Urban Environment), VU University Amsterdam
Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Burgers, VU University
Dr. Linde Egberts, VU University
Rita Hermans, VU University, secretary to the board
Dr. Sjoerd Kluiving, VU University
Dr. Freek Schmidt, VU University
Geografische scope:
Chronological scope:
From prehistory till present
Heritage, history, transformation, landscape, built environment, archaeology and memory.

Landscape and Heritage Studies (LHS) is an English-language series about the history, heritage and transformation of the natural and cultural landscapes and built environment. The series aims at the promotion of new directions as well as the rediscovery and exploration of lost tracks in landscape and heritage research. LHS is published in collaboration with the VU University Research Institute for the Heritage and History of Cultural Landscapes and Urban Environment (CLUE). 

Proposals Welcome:

LHS welcomes both monographs and edited volumes, theoretically oriented approaches and detailed case studies, dealing with:

  • The interactions between physical and material aspects and processes of landscapes and landscape experiences, meanings and representations
  • Perspectives on the temporality and dynamic of landscape that go beyond traditional concepts of time, dating and chronology
  • The urban-rural nexus in the context of historical and present-day transformation of the landscape and the built environment
  • Multidisciplinary, integrative and comparative approaches from geography, spatial, social and natural sciences, history, archaeology and cultural sciences  in order to understand the development of human-nature interactions through time and to study the natural, cultural and social values of places and landscapes
  • The conceptualization and musealization of landscape as heritage and the (contested) values of ‘heritagescapes’ for the construction and reproduction of memories and identities
  • The role of heritage practices in the transmission, design and transformation of (hidden) landscapes and the built environment, both past and present
  • The appropriation and transformation of sites, places, destinations, landscapes, monuments and buildings, and their representation and meaning in distinct cultural context.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:

For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Inge van der Bijl, Acquisitions Editor, via

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