Landscape and Heritage Studies

LHS is a new English-language series about the history, heritage and transformation of the natural and cultural landscapes and built environment. The LHS series aims at the promotion of new directions as well as the rediscovery and exploration of lost tracks in landscape and heritage research. Theoretically oriented approaches play an important part in the realization of this objective.

The series explicitly focuses on:

  • the interactions between physical and material aspects and processes of landscapes and landscape experiences, meanings and representations;
  • perspectives on the temporality and dynamic of landscape that go beyond traditional concepts of time, dating and chronology;
  • the urban-rural nexus in the context of historical and present-day transformation of the landscape and the built environment;
  • multidisciplinary, integrative and comparative approaches from geography, spatial, social and natural sciences, history, archaeology and cultural sciences  in order to understand the development of human-nature interactions through time and to study the natural, cultural and social values of places and landscapes;
  • the conceptualization and musealisation of landscape as heritage and the (contested) values of ‘heritagescapes’ for the construction and reproduction of memories and identities;
  • the role of heritage practices in the transmission, design and transformation of (hidden) landscapes and the built environment, both past and present;
  • the appropriation and transformation of sites, places, destinations, landscapes, monuments and buildings, and their representation and meaning in distinct cultural context.

LHS welcomes both monographs and edited volumes, theoretically oriented approaches and detailed case studies, dealing with one or a combination of the above mentioned topics.

Instructions for authors

Authors' instructions (pdf, 0.2 MB) of Amsterdam University Press.
For more information about the instructions, contact Rita Hermans.

Editorial board LHS


  • Linde Egberts (Heritage Studies, Vu University Amsterdam)
  • Gert-Jan Burgers (CLUE+, VU University Amsterdam)
  • Sjoerd Kluiving (Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam)
  • Freek Schmidt (History of Architecture, VU University Amsterdam)
  • Rita Hermans (CLUE+, VU University Amsterdam)

Submitting a proposal


Contact information
Amsterdam University Press
FAO: Inger van der Bijl
Herengracht 221
1016 BG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Editorial secretariat LHS
Rita Hermans MA
T 020 59 82876
E-mail: lhs@aup.nl