Barnsley Town Hall
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
An illustrated talk by Professor Ian Rortherham as part of the BArnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society's 150th Anniversary celebrations. Open to all, it begins at 7.00 p.m.. Further details can be found Ian's blog (link to post below) or the Barnsley Naturalist & Scientific Society web site.
From Peat Bogs & Rivers to Woods & Heaths - How Industry Shaped South Yorkshire's Landscape
Investigating Tree Archaeology
16-17 May 2018
Sheffield Hallam University Charles Street Building (and evening field visit)
BOOKING NOW OPEN (Early Bird Discount package available until 31 March 2018)
SYBRG (UKeconet) & partners are organising a 2-day conference on the theme of ‘Tree Archaeology’ looking at the archaeology and heritage at the core of understanding treescapes. This multi-disciplinary event will link the managed woodland or individual tree to their processing and utilisation in historic buildings, other structures and processes. The event will bring together veteran tree specialists, dendrochronologists, archaeologists, vernacular building architects and technologists, ecologists and woodland historians to discuss the history and technology of woodland management, processes and products. It will look at the various aspects of tree and woodland archaeology which extends from the hedgerow/ wood-pasture/ wood [process] to final destination [product] and how these have changed over centuries.
We will consider issues around the legacy of veteran trees and the evidence of past management and technologies that exist in the transformed products, some of which are still found today. This event will focus mostly on the UK experience.
The first day (16th May) starts mid-morning with presentations through the day. This will be followed by an early evening visit to two nearby sites: Gleadless Valley woodlands and Bishop’s House Museum linking historic woodland processes and management with products (a Tudor timber-framed house). The following day will be a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions with poster presentations and displays.
Speakers include: Keith Alexander, Suzi Richer, Rob Jarman, Cathy Tyers, Chris Dobbs, Della Hooke, Ted Green, Ian Rotherham, Stuart Wrathmell, Joe Thompson and Coralie Mills.
Full details and booking form download available; online booking now open
INVESTIGATING TREE ARCHAEOLOGY
Feast in the Forest - Friends of Ecclesall Woods
Sunday, 22 October 2017, Woodland Discovery Centre
10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Gleadless Valley Wildlife Trust are holding two events open to all in the coming weeks:
Sunday, 1 October 10.00-12.30 MEADOW RAKING & BAKED POTATOES
Sunday, 8 October 10.00-12.30 FUNGI HUNT IN ROLLESTONE WOOD
Both events are free. Contact details and location maps of meeting points can be found on the events page, listed under 'Other Events': Events Page
Sheffield Heritage Fair
16/17 September 2017, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate Sheffield
Eco-science in the Park: Shadow Woods and Ghosts on Peatland Landscapes
free drop-in event on Saturday, 7 October at the Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw
Running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will be an opportunity to find out more about SYBRG’s ongoing projects around sphagnum & the ‘healing harvest’; deer; waxcaps and wood-pasture; and shadow and ghost woodlands; as well as the first findings of the BES Peatlands SIG/ SHU peatlands profile project.
Further information and venue details: Eco-science in the Park: Shadow Woods and Ghosts on Peatland Landscapes
Deer Survey Public Sessions Autumn 2017
These are organised by SYBRG with support of the British Ecological Society. Led by Andy Alder, Ian Rotherham and Joe Worden, they are FREE to attend. But please book as group size is limited to 15.
Dates, venue details and online booking are available here: Deer Surveys 2017
Shadow Woods: A Search for Lost Landscapes celebratory evening
Monday 27 November 2017
Sheffield Hallam Univerasity, Charles Street Building
Closing the 2017 shadow Woods series is this celebratory evening at Sheffield Hallam University (Charles Street Building). The event is free but pre-booking is essential.
Talks Start: 19.00 (and run to 20.15, with time after wards to view the posters, etc.)
Tea and coffee available throughout the evening from 18.30.
Professor Ian Rotherham
Professor Chris Baines
Information, venue details and online booking here: Shadow Woods - A Search for Lost Landscapes
History & Heritage of the Bogs & Peatlands of Cumbria and the Surrounding Areas
With Cumbria Boglife, Natural England, the British Ecological Society Peatlands SIG, UKECONET / Biodiversity Research Group (BRG) & partners
Dates: Wednesday 1 Nov / Thursday 2 Nov
Venue: Burgh-by-Sands Parish Hall plus site visits
This event will explore the history and cultural aspects of peat bogs in and around Cumbria and the surrounding areas. It is hoped to involve and engage local people as well as professionals, and to produce a published volume from the event.
Contributors & programme:
Information, programme download and online booking available here: History & Heritage of the Bogs & Peatlands of Cumbria
The SYBRG team