"If the Past Teaches, what does the Future Learn?"

IHOPE’s pivot to the future will be on display in Uppsala on Monday 22nd August 2016, the day before LAC2016 begins.  LAC participants are welcome to attend (for free!), but must register in advance via the LAC conference registration portal. Read more

Photo: D. Löwenborg. "Innehar beslut om undantag från krav på spridningsgodkännande av flygbilder från Försvarsmakten, FM2015-18792:2."
Gamla Uppsala by air

Visby roofscape

Worker's cottages at Österbybruk, a Walloon site

Landscape Archaeology Conference 2016

The 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. It will be held at Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia - founded in 1477 - on 23-25 of August, 2016.

Following previous conferences held in Amsterdam (2010), Berlin (2012) and Rome (2014), the aim of the LAC2016 conference is to provide a platform for archaeologists, anthropologists, human and physical geographers, earth scientists and researchers from cognate disciplines to present and discuss results, methods and theories around the broad fields of landscape archaeology, landscape research more generally, and historical ecology. The conference aspires to cross conventional divides between nature and culture, mind and matter, and to bring together perspectives on landscapes past and present from the humanities and social and environmental sciences.

Questions regarding abstract submission should be sent to the secretariat at

For questions regarding other matters (e.g. exhibition, venues, and general information) please contact Professor Paul Lane at

We look forward to seeing you in Uppsala in August 2016.

Paul Lane

Professor of Global Archaeology

On behalf of the Local Conference Organising Committee

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline 1st April



Abstract submission is now closed






Important dates

• 26th January 2016: General Call for Papers published
• 1st April 2016: Deadline for paper & poster proposals
• 15th May 2016: Notification of paper acceptance
• 15th June 2016: Deadline for early registration
• 1st August 2016: Deadline for registration
• 22nd August 2016: IHOPE meeting, Uppsala University
• Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th August 2016: LAC 2016 conference (incl. late registration).