Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2023

49. Annual Conference

Special Crops in History and Present - Cultural Heritage in Climate Change

Agriculture is the oldest and still dominant form of land use in Germany - and one of the most important drivers of cultural landscape development. The cultivation of special crops stands out because it is associated with a large number of particularly far-reaching impacts on the natural balance and can shape entire regions economically, socially and visually. In addition, areas with special crops have a particularly large number of distinctive historical structures and elements. 

The Arbeitskreis für historische Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Mitteleuropa e.V. (ARKUM), the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen - hessenARCHÄOLOGIE, the Landschaftsverband Rheinland and the Kompetenzzentrum Kulturlandschaft (KULT) of Geisenheim University are therefore focusing on the historical development of the cultivation of special crops, their heritage and key challenges for the future at a joint conference in Wiesbaden. 

The event will address questions about the emergence and spread of special crops. In addition, the significance of the cultural heritage in special crop areas will be examined: which older structures still exist and can they be dealt with in the sense of preserving the cultural landscape? Based on this, questions of special crops in climate change and adaptation strategies will be addressed.

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Past annual meetings

48th Annual Conference
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47th Annual Meeting
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46th Annual Meeting
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45th Annual Meeting
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44th Annual Meeting
Places and landscapes of mobility
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43rd Annual Meeting
Places and landscapes of leisure, recreation and relaxation
Bad Wildbad, September 21 - 24, 2016 

42nd Annual Meeting
Landscape as a resource, energy-economy-demography.
Cologne, September 23 - 26, 2015    

41st Annual Meeting
Hunting landscapes
Bad Blankenburg (Thuringia), September 24 - 27, 2014 

40th Annual Meeting
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39th Annual Meeting
Open landscapes
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38th Annual Meeting
Raw material extraction and urban development
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37th Annual Meeting
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36th Annual Meeting
Consumption and cultural landscape
Bamberg, September 9 - 12, 2009

35th Annual Meeting
Lakes as settlement, economic and traffic areas
Biel (Switzerland), September 10 - 14, 2008

34th Annual Meeting
Urban settlements and their surroundings
Utrecht (Netherlands), September 12 - 15, 2007 

33rd Annual Meeting
Rivers and river valleys as economic and communication routes
Jena, September 20 - 23, 2006

32nd Annual Meeting
Cultural landscape and settlement research: Historical cultural landscape research in the field of tension between older approaches and current questions and methods
Münster, September 21 - 24, 2005

31st Annual Meeting
Natural disasters and natural risks in the pre-industrial period and their impact on settlements and cultural landscape
Mainz, September 22 - 25, 2004

30th Annual Meeting
Core spaces and peripheries
Greifswald, September 17 - 20, 2003

29th Annual Meeting
Singular and periodic major events in their impact on the historical cultural landscape
Hanover, September 25 - 28, 2002

28th Annual Meeting
Cultural landscape and religion
Poznań/Poznan, September 19 - 22, 2001

27th Annual Meeting
Forest and settlement
Tübingen, September 27 - 30, 2000

26th Annual Meeting
Future perspectives of genetic settlement research in Central Europe
Bonn, September 22 - 25, 1999

25th Annual Meeting
Villages in pre-industrial old settlement landscapes
Giessen, September 23 - 26, 1998

24th Annual Meeting
Mining and industrial landscapes with special focus on coal mining and the iron and steel industry
Essen, September 24 - 27, 1997