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"Into the woods" Conference Program

In recent years the number of actions and projects involving “ancient forests” or “ancient woodland” has greatly increased. (French National Forestry O ce exceptional forests scheme, WWF program for ancient forests, International Day of Forests, etc.). In ecological, economic and social terms, these forest spaces play numerous, diverse roles. 

The definition of “ancient forests” varies not only from country to country but also according to disciplinary field. Working on “ancient forests” can involve separating “old-growth forests” from “ancient woodland”, forests that have disappeared and, in the case of “current forests”, those that are not actually very old! “Ancient woodland” or “old growth forests” are often considered as “current forests” of a certain age, but the appreciation of this antiquity depends on time based thresholds that in turn depend on, amongst other things, the sources available to help reconstruct their history.

The aim of this conference is to allow specialists and researchers from various cultures and different professional felds to meet and exchange views about the study of ancient forests. Foresters, planners, developers, ecologists, biologists, agriculturalists, geographers, historians, philosophers, ethnologists, cartographers, archaeologists, archaeobotanists, sociologists etc., from all backgrounds, are invited to join this debate about our various and varying concept of “ancient forests”.

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UNIPD & UGR participated at a seminar in Padova

Yesterday UNIPD and UGR participated in the networking session for EC Projects in CH organized by RICHES project (Padova, Italy)

Book presentation in Padova

The University of Padova will present the book "Este, l'Adige and Colli Euganei, landscapes histories" coordinated by Gian Pietro Brogiolo

Anual cleanliness of Barjas channel in Cáñar

The University of Granada will collaborate in the anual cleanliness of Barjas channel in Cáñar(Granada) with the local irrigators community.

UGR will participate at a conference in Granada

The University of Granada will present "Remote sensing applications in landscape historical analysis" by P. Romero Pellitero in the Forum: Dialogues on archaeology 7th Edition

UGR participated in the Nearching Factory

The University of Granada presented "The capacity of Archaeology to intervene over a territory and its real impact on local communities" by Lara Delgado Anés and José Mª Martín Civantos in the Nearching factory

2nd Day: Building Cultural Landscapes with Minecraft

Today is the 2nd day of PIIISA educative project. High School students are building a Cultural Landscapes and historical irrigation systems with Minecraft.

Irrigation channel Real Alhambra

Yesterday "Patronato de la Alhambra and Generalife", in colaboration with MEMOLA project and ECOCampus, restored the irrigation channel Real Alhambra and the landscape with volunteers, thank you to all. 

UCO participates at the participatory seminar in Orgiva (Granada)

Margarita García VIla, University of Cordoba, participated in the participatory seminar "industrial hemp" organised by "Las Torcas"

Building the Cultural Landscapes with Minecraft

Yesterday was the first day of the educative project PIIISA. High School students learned about Cultural Landscapes and Historical Irrigation Systems. They started to build a Cultural Landscapes with Minecraft