Dr. Pilar Diarte-Blasco
Scientific and Organizing Committee coordinator
Dr. Pilar Diarte-Blasco is a Ramón y Cajal researcher (MICINN) in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She completed her European PhD in 2011 at the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) and then held several prestigious postdoctoral fellowships in Italy, Spain and UK, such as the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (2015-2017) at the University of Leicester. She has directed several projects devoted to the study of post-classical transformations of landscapes and townscapes. As a result, she has published numerous papers and the book ‘Late Antique and Early Medieval Hispania. Landscapes without Strategy?’ (Oxbow, 2018).
Dr. Almudena Orejas
Dr. Almudena Orejas is a professor researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Social Processes (Institute of History), belonging to Spanish Council for the Scientific Research (CSIC). Her research focuses on Landscape Archaeology, particularly on ancient mining and agrarian landscapes. She has chaired several national and European projects and developed an important academic production with more than 200 contributions. She is involved in programmes oriented to the promotion of cultural landscapes as heritage.
Dr. Primitiva Bueno Ramírez
Dr. Primitiva Bueno Ramírez is a Full Professor in Prehistory at the University of Alcalá, where she manages the Master in Archaeology and Heritage. Her research focuses on European megalithic territories and their symbolic marks. She has chaired several national projects and many collaborations with other European teams. Her academic production (more than 360 contributions) reflects her experience in the study of megalithic landscapes of European prehistory.
Dr. Brais X. Currás
Dr. Brais X. Currás A graduate of the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Brais X. Currás has carried out his doctoral research at the Institute of History of the CSIC within the Social Structure and Territory-Landscape Archaeology (EST-AP) research group. After obtaining his PhD in 2014, he became a member of the CEAACP at the Universidade de Coimbra. Since 2020 he has returned as a researcher to the IH of the CSIC, within the Talent Recruitment Program of the Comunidad de Madrid regional government. His research has focused on the landscape archaeology of the social and territorial transformations of the indigenous communities in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula during the Iron Age and the integration in the Roman Empire. He has focused mainly on mining landscapes. He currently leads the AVRARIA project, aiming to study gold mining in Hispania.
Dr. Miriam Cubas
Dr. Miriam Cubas is a science-based archaeologist, whose research interest focuses on material culture of prehistoric societies during the Prehistory in Europe, especially related to the origin and dispersal of the earliest pottery. Her research experience is highly interdisciplinary. It combines archaeological fieldwork and traditional artefact analysis (typology and technology), and Archaeological Science (organic residue analysis).
Dr. Manuel Castro Priego
Dr. Manuel Castro Priego is Assistant Professor at the University of Alcalá. His research has focused especially on early medieval cultural landscapes in Visigothic and Islamic times, together with the early Spanish colonial period in Latin America. He is currently directing several national and international projects. His main publications include numerous works on the early medieval city of Recópolis and its territory, as well as on the relationship between monetary contexts and the archaeological record.