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Prof. Matthew Johnson (Northwestern University of Chicago) held a series of seminars organised by the Chair of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Padova within the MEMOLA project on:
- What is Theory for?
- Understanding Landscape archaeology: from theory to practice and back again

The seminars took place from the 25th to the 27th of March 2014 in Padova.

Cycle of seminars held by dr. Robin Brigand about the archeo-geographical study of the Veneto landscapes. From the 10th to the 11th of April 2014 in Padova.


Prof. Carlo Citter, Univeristy of Siena, held a seminar about innovative research on spatial analysis and predictivity applied to historical landscape analysis, with case studies on Colli Euganei.

The Town Hall of Padova and the local Cultural Association "Cominato Mura di Padova", in collaboration with the MEMOLA project, have organised the Conference "Castles and fortification walls. The castle of Padua and defenses of the territory in the Middle Age", from 8th of May to the 19th of June 2015.


University of Padova held the 2nd project conference Water technology and economic development in the Middle Age.

Simon Crutchley, from English Heritage, held, on the 30th October 2014 at UNIPD, the seminar "Light Fantastic. Using airborne LiDAR in Archaeology survey".

Last 5th of December 2014 the UNIPD held an internal research seminar about archaeological work in the Euganean Hills. Each participant (both students and specialist) presented the first results of their research in the study area.

Seminars and workshops

Seminars and workshops are an essential part of the consortium approach to scientific research. We use them to involve professionist, private companies, organizations, local and regional policy makers over agriculture, territorial planning, rural development and cultural heritage, sharing differente working techniques and specific methodologies. The practical side of these activities let us embrace very different fields, from advanced IT tecniques to tradtional skills and know-how, adding often an important socioeconomic value.



MEMOLA partners’ participate in numerous conferences organized by project members as well as other scientific meetings of local or international level. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, interventions cover areas such as history and archeology, agronomy, soil science, botany, anthropology, heritage protection, citizen participation, education, land use planning and natural resources management.



Since antiquity, agriculture has had a significant impact on ecosystems in the Mediterranean basin, where water and soil resources are limited. Thus, to understand the current cultural landscapes, resulting from the sustainable interactions between people and nature, it is necessary to investigate the historical use and management of these resources.