Invited speakers

Three key-note speakers have confirmed their framework lectures.

Filipe Themudo Barata

foto_ft_barata He is full professor at the University of Evora, Department of Hystory/Hystory, Culture and Societies Interdisciplinary Center (CIDEHUS). He is chairholder of a UNESCO chair “Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-how: linking heritage”. 

The Mediterranean: a region producing differences, land memories and pathways for the future

The talk will address three main ideas. The first one it’s the idea of Mediterranean unity built by 19th century geographers, but which has been transformed when progressively historians and anthropologist underline and propose a new profile for Mediterranean as an area of diversity. The second idea refers to the importance of the differentiated trajectory that each community of the Mediterranean had, reinforcing the perspective of an endless picture of knowledges, looks and skills. Finally the main question it’s to know what we can do of all these multiple looks and practices for the future. What is the preferred spot of observation and the picture to look at? The fields and landscapes of the Mediterranean basin.


Agnieszka Romanowicz

profile foto to come She has worked for many years on land use issues at the European Environment Agency and at the European Commission. She is now Planning and Programming Officer at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development AGRI.H.5 – Research and innovation, and also in charge of the Mediterranean dossier within this unit.


Leonith Hinojosa & Eric Lambin

Leonith Hinojosa  With an interdisciplinary background in Economics and Human Geography, researches socio-environmental sustainability issues, focusing on the linkages between economic drivers of development and land and water use dynamics. She is affiliated with the UCL (Belgium)
 Eric Lambin  Geographer and environmental scientist, divides his time between the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Stanford University.  His current research tries to understand how economic globalization affects land use

Multiscale land use dynamics: agent, system and tele coupling perspectives