16 August 2018

The next ASHA reading group is being hosted by Dr Iain Stuart at the offices of GML Heritage and will be held on the 16th August. This is a semi-regular (quarterly) opportunity to catch-up with other historical archaeologists and discuss themes of interest.


Dr Iain Stuart
JCIS Consultants


Cultural Landscapes

Location and Time

GML Heritage
Level 6, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

6:00-7:30pm, Thursday 16th August 2018

Iain has decided to split the readings into two core topics for discussion:

What is landscape?

Meinig, DW 1979, 'The beholding eye: ten versions of the same scene', in Donald W. Meinig (ed), The Interpretation of ordinary Landscapes: Geographical essays, Oxford University Press,, New York., pp. 1-9.

Cosgrove, D 2006, 'Modernity, Community and The Landscape Idea', Journal of Material Culture, vol. 11, no. 1/2, pp. 49-66.

Plus three images – Still Glides the stream, Trees on a Hillside and All Transperent

How to read a landscape?

McClelland, LF, Keller, JT, Keller, GP & Melnick, RZ 1999, 'How to identify, evaluate and register Rural Historic Landscapes', National Register Bulletin No 30, Revised 1999 edn., National Parks Service, Washington, D.C

Stuart, IM 1997, 'Cultural landscapes as an analytical tool: analysing squatting landscapes ', Historic Environment, vol. 13, no. 3 & 4, pp. 23-8.

Rippon, S 2012, Historic landscape analysis: deciphering the countryside, Council for British Archaeology, York

Cullen, G 1961, Townscape, The Architecture Press, London

Notes on the reading group topic from Iain, and a list of additional readings covering foundational and important works and approaches to landscape analysis are available here. Please get in touch (to if you’re having difficulty accessing the readings.

The event is free and open to anyone who is interested, however, RSVPs are essential (to, so please get in touch if you would like to come!