Earlier Conferences

2018 Clermont-Ferrant and Mende (France)
Date: 6-7 September 2018
Organizer: Yves Michelin
Conference Title: European Landscapes for Qiality of Life?

2016 Innsbruck and Seefeld (Austria)
Date: 5-9 September 2016
Organizer: Austrian Academy of Sciences (Oliver Bender)
Conference Title: Mountains, Upland, Lowlands - European landscapes from an altitudional perspective

Book of abstracts and Conference Report


2014 Göteborg and Mariestad (Sweden)
Date: 8-12 September 2014
Organizer: University of Göteborg (Marie Stenseke)
Conference Title: Unraveling the Logics of Landscape

Conference Book and Schedule

2012 Leeuwarden and Terschelling (The Netherlands)
Date: 20-24 August 2012
Organizer: Fryske Akademy and Waddenacademy (Jacob van der Vaart)
Conference Title: Reflection on landscape change: the European perspective
Themes: (1) Rural landscape and urbanization in Europe: the present and the future (2) Theoretical and methodological considerations of landscape change (3) Coast and islands (4) The mutual relation of landscape and tourism (5) Nature conservation as a driving force for landscape change (6) Energy production and the landscape (7) Participation of the public in research, policy and management of landscapes (8) Commons

2010 Riga and Liepaja (Latvia)
Date: 23-27 August 2010
Organizer: University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences (Inese Sture)
Conference Title: Living in Landscapes: Knowledge, Practice, Imagination

2008 Lisbon and Obidos (Portugal)
Date: 1-5 September 2008
Organizer: Universita Lusófona, Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Desenvolvimento (Zoran Roca)
Conference Title: Landscapes, Identities and Development

2006 Berlin and Hubertusstock (Germany)
Date: 4-9 September 2006
Organizer: Free University of Berlin, Department of Geographical Sciences and Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Karl Martin Born and Tobias Plieninger)
Conference title: European Rural Future: Landscape as Interface
Themes: (1) Interface between past and future (2) Interface between the human and nature (3) C. Interface between urban and rural areas (4) Interface between cultures and spaces (5) Interface between Marx and Bruxelles

2004 Limnos and Lesvos (Greece)
Date: 25 August - 1 September 2004
Organizer: University of the Aegean, Department of Geography (Theano Terkenli, Maria Koulouri, Thanassis Kizos)
Conference title: One Region, Many Stories - Mediterranean Landscapes in a changing Europe
Themes: (1) Cultural history of the Mediterranean; (2) Tourism and landscape; (3) Local landscapes; (4) Biodiversity and landuse; (5) Theory and methodology of landscape research
(1) Roca, Z., Th. Spek, T. Terkenli, T. Plieninger & F. Höchtl (eds) (2006) European landscapes and lifestyles. Proceedings of the 21st Session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL), Myrina and Molyvos, Greece, 25 August - 1 September 2004. CEGD/Edicoes Universitárias Lusófonas, 2006. Lisbon. (in press)
(2) Plieninger, T., F. Höchtl & Th. Spek (eds) (2006) European rural landscapes: land-use, biodiversity and conservation. Environmental Science and Policy, Volume 9, Nr 4 (special issue)
(3) Special issue "Die Erde" (coming soon)

2002 Tartu and Otepää (Estonia)
Date: 25 August - 1 September 2002
Organizer: University of Tartu, Department of Geography (Hannes Palang & Helen Söövali)
Conference title: Rural landscapes: past processes - future strategies
Themes: (1) Lessons of the past: landscape changes as a trigger for future strategies; (2) Language of rural landscapes; (3) Ecology of rural landscapes; (4) Future of rural landscapes
Publications: (1) Palang, H., Sooväli, H., Antrop, M. & Setten, G. (eds) 2004: European Rural Landscapes: Persistence and Change in a Globalising Environment. Boston, Dordrecht, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
(2) Palang, H., M. Antrop & H. Alumae (eds) (2005) Rural landscapes: past processes and future strategies. Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 70, Nr 1-2, p. 1-191 (special issue).

2000 London and Aberystwyth (United Kingdom)
Date: 10-17 September 2000
Organizers: (1) Royal Holloway University; (2) University of Wales (Tim Unwin & Robert Dodgshon)
Conference title: European landscapes, from mountain to sea
Themes: (1) Coastal wetland landscapes; (2) Upland and mountain landscapes; (3) Wildscapes
Unwin, T. & Spek, T. (eds) 2003: European landscapes: from mountain to sea. Huma Publishers, Tallinn. 2003. 238 pp.

1998 Røros and Trondheim (Norway)
Date: 7-11 September 1998
Organizer: University of Trondheim (Michael Jones, Kenneth Olwig, Gunhild Setten)
Title: Shaping the land
Proceedings: Setten, G., T. Semb & R. Torvik (eds) Shaping the land. Proceedings of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape, 18th session in Røros and Trondheim, Norway, September 7th-11th 1998. Papers from The Department of Geography, University of Trondheim, New Series A, Three Volumes. Trondheim. Selection of papers in Norwegian Journal of Geography, Vol. 53, Nr 2-3.

1996 Dublin (Ireland)
Date: 10-14 September 1996
Organizer: Trinity College, University of Dublin (Fred Aalen, Mark Hennesey)
Themes: (1) Ethnicity in the landscape; (2) Changes in perception and use of rural resources; (3) Theoretical and methodological aspects of landscape research
Proceedings: F.A.H. Aalen & M. Hennesey (eds) Proceedings of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape. Papers from the 17th Session, Trinity College dublin, 1996. Published by the Department of Geography, Trinity College, University of Dublin.

1994 Torino (Italy)
Date: 12-16 September 1994
Organizer: University of Torino (Paola Sereno, Maria Louisa Sturani)
Title:Rural landscape between State and Local Communities
Proceedings: : Sereno, P. & M.L. Sturani (eds) Rural landscape between State and Local Communities in Europe, Past and Present. Proceedings of the 16th Session of the Standing European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape. Torino 12-16 September 1994. Edizioni dell'Orso. Torino.

1992 Lyon (France)
Date: September 1992
Organizer: University of Lyon (Jacques Bethemont)
Title: L'avenir des paysages ruraix européens
Proceedings:Bethemons, J. (ed.) L'avenir des paysages ruraix européens: entre gestion des héritages et dynamique du changement. Colloque de Lyon, 9-13 juin 1992. Université Lumière Lyon 2/Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Laboratoire de Géographie Rhodanienne), Lyon (Collection Les Chemins de la Recherce, No hors série). ISBN 2-909604-09-8 / ISSN 1160-2961.

1990 Baarn and Ghent (The Netherlands / Belgium)
Date: September 1990
Organizer: University of Wageningen (Jelier Vervloet) and University of Ghent (Antoon Verhoeve)
Title: The transformation of the European rural landscape
Proceedings:Verhoeve, A, & J.A.J. Vervloet (eds) The transformation of the European rural landscape: methodological issues and agrarian change 1770-1914. Wageningen, Winand Staring Centre.

1987 - Stockholm, Sweden
Proceedings: The transformation of rural society, economy and landscape. Papers from the 1987 meeting of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape, ed. Ulf Sporrong, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Meddelanden serie B 71, 1990, pp.326. (Selected papers also published in Geografiska Annaler, 70 B, 1988, 1-237)

1985 - Rastede and Hagen, Federal Republic of Germany
Proceedings: The medieval and early-modern rural landscape of Europe under the impact of the commercial economy. Papers presented at the meeting held at Rastede and Hagen, Federal Republic of Germany, 2-9 September 1985, ed. H-J. Nitz, Department of Geography, University of Göttingen, 1987, pp.328.

1981 - Durham and Cambridge, England
Proceedings: Villages, fields amd frontiers. Studies in European rural settlement in the medieval and early modern periods. Papers presented at the meeting of the P.E.C.S.R.L. at Durham and Cambridge, 10-17 September 1981, ed. B.K. Roberts and R.E. Glasscock, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 185, Oxford, 1983, p.433.

1979 - Roskilde, Denmark
Proceedings: Collected papers presented at the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape held at Roskilde, Denmark 3-9 June 1979. Organising committee Karl-Erik Frandsen, Sven Gissel, Viggo Hansen ed., Copenhagen, 1981, pp.226.

1977 - Rennes and Quimper, France
Proceedings: Paysages ruraux européens. Travaux de la Conférence Européenne Permanente pour l'Etude du Paysage Rural. Rennes-Quimper, 26-30 Septembre 1977. Travaux publiés par les soins de P. Flatres, Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes, 1979, pp.629.

1975 - Warsaw, Poland
Proceedings: L'évolution de l'habitat et des paysages ruraux d'Europe. Actes de la Conférence tenue à Varsovie en septembre 1975. Volume rédigé par Mme Maria Kielczewska-Zaleska avec la collaboration de M. Jerzy Grzeszezak et Mme. Teresa Lijewska. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation, in: Geographia Polonica, 38, Warszawa, 1978, pp.304.

1973 - Perugia, Italy
Proceedings: I paesaggi rurali Europei. Atti del convegno internazionale indetto a Perugia dal 7 al 12 Maggio 1973 dalla Conférence Européenne Permanente pour l'Etude du Paysage Rural. Deputazione di Storia Patria per l'Umbria. Appendici al Bolletino, No. 12, Perugia, 1975, pp.613.

1971 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Proceedings: Fields, farms and settlement in Europe. Papers presented at a symposium, Belfast, July 12-15, 1971, ed. R.H. Buchanan, R.A. Butlin and D. McCourt. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra Manor, Holywood, Co. Down, 1976, pp.161.

1969 - Liège, Belgium
Proceedings: L'habitat et les paysages ruraux d'Europe. Comptes rendus du Symposium tenu à Liège du 29 juin au 5 juillet 1969. Volume publiée par les soins de F. Dussart dans Les Congrès et Colloques de l'Université de Liège, 58, Université de Liège, 1971, pp.472.

1966 - Würzburg, Federal Republic of Germany
Proceedings: Beiträge zur Genese der Siedlungs- und Agrarlandschaft in Europa. Rundgespräch vom 4 juli bis 6 Juli in Würzburg, veranstaltet von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft unter Leitung von Helmut Jäger, Anneliese Krenzlin und Harald Uhlig, in: Erdkundliches Wissen, Heft 18. Geographische Zeitschrift, Beihefte, Wiesbaden 1968, pp.211.

1964 - Birmingham, England
Proceedings: Jones, G.R.J. and Thorpe, H., Symposium S 4a: The rural landscape and its evolution, July 11th to 20th 1964, in: 20th International Geographical Congress. Congress Proceedings, ed. by J.W. Watson, London, 1967, 221-229.

1960 - Vadstena, Sweden
Proceedings: Morphogenesis of the agrarian cultural landscape, Papers of the Vadstena symposium at the XIXth International Geographical Congress, August 14-20, 1960, in Geografiska Annaler, 43, 1961, 1-328.

1957 - Nancy, France
Proceedings: Géographie et histoire agraires, Actes du colloque international organisé par la Faculté de Lettres de l'Université de Nancy (Nancy, 2-7 septembre 1957), in: Annales de l'Est, Mémoire no.21, Nancy, 1959, pp.452.