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MEditerranean MOntainous LAndscapes: an historical approach to cultural heritage based on traditional agrosystems

Objective

"The project is an interdisciplinary approach to cultural landscapes of Mediterranean mountainous areas, taking as a central axis the historical study of two natural resources essential to generate agro-systems: water and soil. The proposal focuses on Sierra Nevada (Spain), Monti di Trapani (Italy), Colli Euganei (Italy) and Vjosa Valley (Albania).

Landscapes and their structure are strongly conditioned by the need to ensure the livelihood of rural communities over time. Essentially they are the spatial representation of production and reproduction strategies of societies over time. Understanding them necessarily requires knowledge of the historical processes that have led to specific relationships with nature: mainly extraction and use of resources. These uses have largely shaped the medium, generating not only its shape, but also the culture that makes possible its management and maintenance.


The various exploitation strategies have resulted in different landscapes and forms of cultural expression throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, but have also produced very important common areas. Agro-systems represent one of their greatest expressions. Agricultural traditions and the different ways of exploiting natural resources including management over time are crucial for conservation of the landscape and its ability to adapt to current global changes: globalisation and agrarian industrialisation, loss of peasant knowledge, loss of rural population and climate change. Conservation can be achieved through the exploitation of this heritage to generate environmental and cultural conservation strategies for sustainable development in rural areas; with the aim of protecting this cultural heritage and, at the same time, increasing and transmitting knowledge about it in order to benefit the local and wider European society."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/cultural and economic geography
  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology/social and cultural anthropology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 607 826,70
Administrative Contact
Mª Dolores Suárez Ortega (Prof.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 930
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Dalla Libera (Prof.)
AGJENCIA E SHERBIMIT ARKEOLOGJIK

Participation ended

Albania
Address
Rruga E Kavajes 4
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Artan Puto (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 401 992
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elías Fereres Castiel (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 965
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosario Schicchi (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Justine Daniels (Dr.)
EACHTRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
The Court 7 Compass Quay
Kinsale Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Choryna Kiely (Ms.)
ARQUEOANDALUSI ARQUEOLOGIA Y PATRIMONIO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 273,60
Address
Calle Gredos 38
18140 La Zubia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Teresa Bonet García (Mrs.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 350
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana María De La Fuente (Ms.)
CENTRO UNESCO DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 600
Address
"Campus Universitario De La Cartuja, Facultad De Ciencias De La Educacion, Paseo De Cartuja, Edificio Aulario Local 122 S/n"
18071 Granada
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
ángel Bañuelos Arroyo (Mr.)
QENDRA E KERKIMEVE DHE PROMOVIMIT TE PEISAZHEVE HISTORIKO-ARKEOLOGJIKE SHQIPTARE
Albania
EU contribution
€ 190 835,70
Address
"Rruga Thoma Filipeu, Pallati 8, Shkalla 2, Apartamenti 14"
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eglantina Serjani (Mrs.)