6th Landscape Archaeology Conference

2 – 5 June 2020 MADRID


The next Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC) will take place in Madrid in June of 2020 at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Since the first meeting in Amsterdam in 2010, the biennial conferences of the International Association of Landscape Archaeology-IALA have developed a certain prestige and tradition. The conference is both international and interdisciplinary and is open to an increasing number of participants.

Under the title Getting deep into the landscape, in this edition our aim is to delve in Landscape Archaeology as much more than just archaeology; it is a composite of methodologies that encompasses various disciplines such as anthropology, environmental science, geography, geology, cultural heritage management, landscape architecture and history. Thus, the LAC 2020 is a forum where sedimentological study and the history of art will both coexist.


The LAC 2020 will be structured around the following main themes:


  • Multidisciplinarity in landscape research: techniques and theories.
  • Technologies applied to the study of landscape.
  • Mobility, settlement and resilience: human dynamics in landscape.
  • The landscape as cultural heritage: management, knowledge transfer and local communities.
  • Symbolic, Relict, Living and Landscapes of Memory.
  • Climate change and environmental shock: The landscape as a tool to analyse the transformations of the past.


Call for Sessions

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Important Dates:

  • 1 July 2019 Call for Sessions, Registration Opens
  • 18 October 2019 Call for Sessions Closes
  • 15 December 2019 Final Announcement, List of Agreed Sessions, Call for Papers and Posters
  • 1 March 2020 Call for Papers Closes
  • 1 April 2020 Deadline for Notification of Accepted Papers, Early Registration Opens
  • 1 May 2020 Deadline for Early Registration
  • 31 May 2020 Deadline for Registration
  • 2-5 June 2020 Conference