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International Association of Landscape Archaeology

International Association of Landscape Archaeology is an association under formation aiming at promoting interdisciplinary research in the field of landscape archaeology.

International Association of Landscape Archaeology (IALA) is an association aiming at promoting interdisciplinary research in the field of landscape archaeology. IALA provides a platform for archaeologists, cultural and earth scientists and researchers from neighbouring disciplines to present and discuss results from this broad field of landscape research between the sciences and humanities. Building on the tradition of the previous Landscape Archaeology Conferences held in Amsterdam in 2010, in Berlin in 2012, in Rome in 2014, and in Uppsala in 2016 IALA is officially launched 5 July 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

IALA aims at values of higher interdisciplinary education, expert and scientific research with emphasis on young scientists and mentors and explores possibilities of use of European funds for higher education purposes. The activities of the Association are directed toward mutual collaboration of all scientific institutions, professors, teachers, assistants and young scientists worldwide.

In order to establish a long-term collaboration between all researchers in this interdisciplinary arena IALA’s mission is to bring together all people involved in landscape research with a multi-disciplinary agenda. IALA aims to bridge the divide between sciences and humanities through higher education of young people, publications and supervising and promoting bi-annual conference organisation in order to establish a long-term sustainable development in interdisciplinary Landscape Archaeology. As the first step to fulfil this intention, IALA invites you to join the Association, become its active member in contributions, and/or be informed on a regular basis about the activities of the Association.

Project details
IALA Administration
IALA is currently steered by the four main organisers of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th international LAC conferences in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome and Uppsala: 

  • Dr. Sjoerd Kluiving, president (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 
  • Dr. Wiebke Bebermeier, treasurer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) 
  • Drs. Annelies Koopman, secretary (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 

€2.965,00 by CLUE+ in 2016. 
€2.000,00 by CLUE+ in 2017.
Funded by association members from year 2017 onwards.



LAC Bibliography

• LAC2014 Proceedings, Library Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Open Access

• Bebermeier, W., Hebenstreit, R., Kaiser, E. & Krause J. (eds.), 2012. Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2012), eTOPOI. Journal for Ancient Studies, Special Volume 3 (ISSN 2192-2608) Berlin: Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi

• Bebermeier, W., Hoelzman, P. Kaiser, E. & Krause, J. 2013 LAC2012 Quaternary International, Special Issue, Vol. Quaternary InternationalVolume 312, LAC 2012: 2nd International Landscape and Archaeology Conference, Berlin

• Kluiving, S.J., Lehmkuhl, F, & Schuett, B. (eds.), 2012. LAC2010, Quaternary International, Special Issue, Vol. 251, 141 pp.

• Kluiving, S.J. & Guttmann E.G.B (eds.), 2012. Landscape Archaeology between Art and Science. From a Multi- to an Interdisciplinary Approach, Landscape & Heritage Studies, Amsterdam University Press, 525 pp. Available in Open Access: