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The Centre for Landscape Studies focuses on both fundamental as well as applied research in the field of historical and cultural landscape studies. This research is strongly interdisciplinary and interrelates methods and theories from the humanities, natural, social and spatial sciences. With the modern day landscape and its topical issues as a starting point, the researchers go back to history in order to reconstruct historical patterns, formation processes and their underlying factors in order to contribute to future strategies of spatial planning, landscape management and heritage policies.

Main research themes are:

1. Wetland landscapes of the Northern Netherlands, Wadden Sea and former Zuiderzee area (link)

2. Landscape, society and economy in the sandy regions of the Low Countries during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (link)

3. Comparative and interdisciplinary research on castles, country houses and landed estates in past and present (link)

4. Landscape biographies as a tool for spatial planning (link)

5. Historical ecology as a tool for nature and heritage management (link)

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