Landscape is often described as a typical European theme, which is increasingly studied on a European level. However, there is no journal that focuses on the international dimensions of landscape and heritage. The Journal of European Landscapes fills this gap by stimulating and promoting both empirical research and reflexive thinking on the history and heritage of the landscapes of Europe.
It is important to understand landscapes on this international scale, as policies on landscape and heritage are increasingly influenced by economic interdependence, political integration and the politics of the European Union. Heritage, defined as present uses of the past, connects historical research with the practice of landscape planning and management.
Scholars increasingly use comparative approaches to landscape and heritage within disciplines with a spatial dimension, such as geography, archaeology, environmental humanities, landscape research and heritage studies. Also in research methods, there is growing international exchange.
The Journal of European Landscapes offers a platform for knowledge exchange on the historical and heritage aspects of rural, urban and industrial landscapes of Europe, particularly for comparative, international and contextualising approaches. Both contributions with historical and heritage perspectives are welcomed.
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