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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”.

Download the program into the woods

 

Romero Pellitero presented Remote sensing applications

Last Friday Romero Pellitero (UGR) presented "Remote sensing applications in landscape historical analysis" 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

MEMOLA takes part in the XIV Congress of the European Society for Agronomy

UCO and UGR took part in the XIV Congress of the European Society for Agronomy, focused on Growing Landscapes – Cultivating innovative agricultural systems, held this year in Edinburg from the 5th to the 9th of September.

Specifically, they presented a poster titled Potential impacts of Water Framework Directive on the enviromental services associated with historical irrigation systems: a case study from Southern Spain in "Session 8: Landscape management for food and ecosystem services".

You can downlaod the full resolution poster in our Resources section.

Into the Woods: call for submissions

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”.

Download First circular into the woods (4.51 MB)

Abstract and submission:

Abstract for oral or poster communication should be submitted before the 30 november 2016 at meeting.ancientforests@gmail.com
The text of the abstract must be under 2500 characters.

The authors will be informed by email before 15 january 2017 if their submission has been accepted by the scientific committee.

UNIPA participated at the National Urbanists Conference at Catania (Sicily)

MEMOLA research activities have been presented yesterday at the National Urbanists Conference at Catania (Sicily). We spoke about Bio-cultural landscapes and the foundamental role that traditional irrigation systems can play to stimulate new models of sustainable grow and innovative regeneration of the landscapes based on their natural resources, historical and cultural.

It has also been a good chance to illustrate and discuss with urbanists the recent Water Policy Brief.

UNIPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC International Conference

UNiPA team has attended the 2016 ESSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "SOIL - OUR COMMON FUTURE” in CLUJ-NAPOCA (ROMANIA) on last JUNE 15-18, 2016. "Soils, past landscapes and cultural heritage: phytoliths as indicators of ancient crops” was the the title of the oral communication presented at the Conference. Recent findings on crop cultivated during the Islamic period in Sicily were discussed and the importance of the soils’ cultural value was stressed. Giuseppe Lo Papa concluded the presentation highlighting the cultural importance of the human migrations in the Sicilian agricultural heritage, also wishing, on behalf of the MEMOLA project Team, that recent migrations could continue to leave positive footprints in the soil rather than in the Mediterranean Sea floor.

UCO participated in the 7th International Water Resources Management Conferences

Fluvial Dynamics and Hydrology research group (UCO) presented a poster titled "The current and future sociohydrological role of traditional irrigation system in high mountain areas in Southern Spain" in the 7th International Water Resources Management Conferences of ICWRS, organized by The International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Bochum (Germany)

MEMOLA participated in the International Congress RESCATE

The University of Granada presented "Public Participation in Archaeology. MEMOLA project" by L. Delgado Anés and the Poster "Structure from Motion in the archaeological record" by P. Romero Pellitero and J. Caballero López in the International Congress RESCATE from the Stratigraphic Record to the Knowledge Society: the Archaeological Heritage as an Agent of Sustainable Development (City and Territory) 

Conference "The University of Padua for the landscape. Disciplines in comparison"

The University of Padova researchers of MEMOLA project participate next february 25 in the conference "The University of Padua for the landscape. Disciplines in comparison".

The conferences are:

Landscapes Archaeology, by Gian Pietro Brogiolo and Alexandra Chavarria

Refunds of ancient landscapesi, by Armando De Guio

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