Leonardo García Sanjuán
Bringing Together Nature, Time and Society: Landscapes of Monuments in Neolithic Iberia
Leonardo García Sanjuán (1967) is a Professor in Prehistory at the University of Seville (Spain). In the last 25 years he has undertaken research work on Iberian Late Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age societies, focusing on themes such as social complexity, monumentality, burial practices and megalithic landscapes. Currently, he leads research projects at the Copper Age mega-site of Valencina (Sevilla) and the Antequera megalithic landscape (Malaga), having recently edited substantial monographs on major megalithic monuments such as Montelirio (2016) or Menga (2018). Between 2015 and 2016 he led the scientific team that supported the bid of the Antequera Dolmens Site to the World Heritage List, accepted by the UNESCO General Assembly held in Istanbul in July 2016. He has been (or is) a member of scientific committees for the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP), the Shanghai Archaeology Forum of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the European Association of Archaeologists and the Spanish and Andalusian governments. In the last decade he has given taught courses and guest lectures in Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA. In 2018 he was awarded the Best Monograph prize of the UISPP. In 2019 he received the Christiane et Jean Guilaine Award of the French Academy of Good Letters for his contributions to the study of Iberian Late Prehistory.
The landscape as a palimpsest, the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe
Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons is Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention, Head of the Landscape, Environment and Major Hazards Division at the Council of Europe.
Doctor in Law, she was Lecturer at the University of Law and the Institute of Political Sciences and practising lawyer. Since 1987, she has been working at the Council of Europe as Administrator at the European Court of Human Rights; Administrator at the Directorate of the Environment and Local Authorities; Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats of Europe; Principal Administrator and Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Division; Secretariat of the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy; responsible for the European Diploma of Protected Areas; Editor of the Futuropa: for a new vision of landscape and territory Magazine; Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning; and then Secretary of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Culture, Heritage and Landscape, and Responsible for the European Heritage Days.
She has published several articles and books dealing with the territorial development, protection of coastal and marine zones (La Méditerranée en droit international de l’environnement); cultural heritage, biological and landscape diversity, and human rights to the environment (Human Rights and the Environment).
Sustaining landscapes: connecting history beyond memory to landscape futures through archaeology
“Sam Turner is a Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University (UK), and director of the interdisciplinary McCord Centre for Landscape. Previously, he studied for a PhD in early medieval archaeology at the University of York and worked for Devon County Council’s Historic Environment service. His research is currently focused on historic landscapes and he is involved in fieldwork in Britain, Europe, across the Mediterranean and in western and south Asia. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil, 2018) and the University of Pavia (Italy, 2019-23).”