Landscape and Heritage Studies

Landscape and Heritage Studies (LHS) is an English-language series about the history, heritage and transformation of the natural and cultural landscapes and built environment. The series aims at the promotion of new directions as well as the rediscovery and exploration of lost tracks in landscape and heritage research. LHS is published in collaboration with the VU University Research Institute for the Heritage and History of Cultural Landscapes and Urban Environment (CLUE).

Proposals Welcome:
LHS welcomes both monographs and edited volumes, theoretically oriented approaches and detailed case studies, dealing with:

  • 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 musealization 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.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Previous LHS issues:

Kluiving, S., Guttmann-Bond, E. (2012), Landscape Archaeology between Art and Science. From a Multi- to an Interdisciplinary Approach, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Kolen, J., Renes, H., Hermans, R. (eds)(2015), Landscape Biographies. Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Riesto, S. (2017), Biography of an Industrial Landscape. Carlsberg's Urban Spaces Retold, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Egberts, L., Alvarez, M. (eds)(2018), Heritage and Tourism. Places, Imageries and the Digital Age, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Egberts, L., Schroor, M., (eds)(2018), Waddenland Outstanding. History, Landscape and Cultural Heritage of the Wadden Sea Region, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

Further Information:
For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Inge van der Bijl, Acquisitions Editor, via

Download the series information leaflet

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

  • Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Burgers, VU University
  • Dr. Linde Egberts, VU University
  • Rita Hermans, VU University, secretary to the board
  • Dr. Sjoerd Kluiving, VU University
  • Dr. Freek Schmidt, VU University

Submitting a proposal

Contact information 
Amsterdam University Press
c/o Inge van der Bijl
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89
1018 VR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Editorial secretariat LHS
Rita Hermans MA
T 020 59 82876