Old gate under the trees at the entrance to Novello town center in Piedmont, Northern Italy.
Registration is open The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research is pleased welcome you to the conference ‘Nature and Culture in Medieval Towns’ in Oslo 6-7 March 2019. (Photo: Colourbox)

Registration is open

Registration for NIKU's conference 'Nature and Culture in Medieval Towns' 6-7 March 2019 is now open.

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Stefka Eriksen: The self in social spaces
Conference committee:Stefka Eriksen, NIKU

NIKU is pleased to announce the conference ‘Nature and Culture in Medieval Towns’, is now open for registration.

The conference will be held at Gamle Festsal, University of Oslo in Oslo on 6th-7th of March 2019.

‘Nature and Couture in Medieval Towns» will seek to understand the two-way dynamics between nature and culture. On the one hand we will ask: How did climate changes (for example the Little Ice Age) affect the establishment and development of medieval towns?

What role did nature, i.e. the geology, landscape and topography, and available resources, play in the very instigation process of urbanization, and in processes of change and continuity within urban medieval settlements?


Conference committee:Elise Naumann, NIKU

Keynote speakers:

Detailed program for the conference


Deadline for registration is February 26th 2019

For more information please contact the conference committee Stefka Eriksen or Elise Naumann