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War and Peat: the military heritage of moors, heaths, bogs & fens

September 4, 2013 - September 6, 2013

| Free


£45 per day for BES Members & £10 per day for students and members of local groups

Discover the remarkable hidden history & heritage of moors, bogs, heaths and fens


How peatlands shaped conflicts and how conflicts shaped the heritage and ecology of moors, bogs, heaths and fens

4th to 6th September 2013

at the Showroom & Workstation, Sheffield UK

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With the anniversary of the start of the First World War next year, SYBRG are organising a major conference and event in Sheffield – called fittingly, ‘War & Peat’. The programme is now available. Please download a copy of the booking form to take advantage of the special offer.

Involving not only researchers and academics, archaeologists and ecologists, but ordinary local people too, the conference addresses the impacts of conflicts on moors, heaths, fens and bogs, their usage and products. The subjects range from the strategic impacts of these areas in conflicts; the legacy and challenge of managing these cultural landscapes  today; to harvesting sphagnum, to peat as horse litter, and as fuel; to use of the landscapes for military training; and then to battles for access to the moors, for conservation and more.

Along with oral presentations, there will be displays and posters, which will form the basis of an exhibition, and a field visit to a local site. The event is being organised with Sheffield Hallam University by the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group, the Biodiversity & Landscape History Research Institute, The Landscape Conservation Forum, the British Ecological Society, and the International Peat Society. It will be held at the Sheffield Showroom and Workstation in the centre of Sheffield. There will be pre-published proceedings and a post-conference book.

Email us at info@hallamec.plus.com or contact Christine on 0114 272 4227 for more information. 


September 4, 2013
September 6, 2013
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0114 2724227


The Showroom Cinema
Brown Street, Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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