McCord Centre for Landscape

Landscape Archaeology Conference 2018

Landscape Archaeology Conference

17-20 September 2018

Call for papers is now closed!

Participants will be notified of acceptance during May. Please address any questions about your paper or proposal to


LAC 2018 Session Abstracts  

The Landscape Archaeology Conference is a biennial series, co-ordinated by the International Association of Landscape Archaeology (IALA). The founding conference took place at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, in 2010. Subsequent conferences have been held in Berlin (2012), Rome (2014) and Uppsala (2016).

The 5th Landscape Archaeology Conference will be held in Newcastle/Durham in 2018. There's more information in the LAC SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 2018 .

The conferences attract participants from all over the world. With each conference, the interdisciplinary span of the meetings has been expanding. It now covers many disciplines, including: 

  • archaeology
  • anthropology
  • environmental sciences
  • geography
  • geology
  • heritage
  • landscape architecture
  • landscape history

The next conference will take place in North East England, from 17-20 September 2018. There will be between 320 and 350 participants. It is being jointly organised by the universities of Newcastle and Durham. 

The North East is a region with rich prehistoric remains and the best known of the Roman imperial frontiers. It was one of the cradles of early Christianity in Britain and a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

The conference aims for as wide a temporal and spatial coverage as possible. It will include research on theory, method and interpretation. 

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