Landscape Archaeology Conference

The 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference is the first edition to take place in Eastern Europe (Iasi – Romania).

The conference is in online and on-site format.

About LAC 2022

Landscape Archaeology Conference

The 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference is the first edition to take place in Eastern Europe. Starting from this realisation and the fact that landscape archaeology is a discipline that naturally glides through dogmatic disciplinary boundaries, we have decided that the word that would best describe our meeting in Iasi would be togetherness. Around this word we have gathered other seven that define the six themes of the conference.


The specifics of the calendar are still being decided upon, and may be further adjusted depending on the future course of events, but the provisional timeline of the conference is:

Call for Sessions

August 2021 – 30 January 2022

Call for Abstracts 

30 May 2022

Conference in Iași

10-15 September 2022 




LAC 2022 Themes

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Angelica FEURDEAN is a senior researcher at Goethe University and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt am Main in Germany. She received a PhD in Quaternary Geology from Stockholm University in 2004 and was subsequently awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK. Her research uses sedimentary archives to reconstruct past vegetation response to recurrent climate fluctuations and disturbance by fire and human impact in various ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe, with increasing focus on boreal and arctic systems. Recent work combines fossil data with plant functional traits and statistically ecological modelling to understand the role of plant traits in ecosystem resilience to disturbance by fire.


Dr. Neli JORDANOVA is a Professor at the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Geophysics at the Faculty of Physics at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” (Bulgaria).   She was awarded the degree “Doctor of Sciences” in 2015 based on her habilitation work on magnetic properties of soils in Bulgaria. She is author of the monograph “Soil Magnetism. Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and Agriculture” published in 2016 by Elsevier.  Neli’s research interests are related to applications of magnetic methods in archaeology: paleoclimate reconstructions based on magnetic proxies; soil magnetism; archaeomagnetism.

Philippe De Smedt

Philippe De Smedt is associate professor at the Department of Environment and Department of Archaeology at Ghent University in Belgium. After finishing his studies in Archaeology, he received a PhD in Bioscience Engineering in 2013. In his research, he uses geophysical techniques to investigate human-environment interactions and study archaeological landscapes. Particular emphasis of his group lies on developing methods to detect and interpret ephemeral traces of human land-use, as well as past landscapes, based on their electromagnetic properties. Current research activities involve magnetic approaches to landscape studies, as well as the use of modeling techniques to predict the applicability of specific archaeological prospection methods and improve the interpretative potential of geophysical datasets.