dr. R (Roy) van BeekAssistant professor
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I am an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the departments of Soil Geography and Landscape (SGL) and Cultural Geography (GEO) of Wageningen University & Research. My main interests are:
(1) the dynamic relations between human and landscape in prehistory and early history;
(2) interdisciplinary research (especially the interplay between data from the humanities and various ‘sciences’);
(3) methodological and theoretical innovation in the field of landscape archaeology and history;
(4) the application of scientific data in heritage management.
My current NWO Vidi-project 'Home Turf' centers on the long-term history of raised bogs in the Pleistocene parts of the Netherlands and adjacent areas. I am the Principal Investigator of the JPI-CH project 'WETFUTURES': Wetland Futures in Contested Environments: an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to wetland heritage in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland?. Additionally, I am joint leader of the NWA project EARTHWORK. In this research we focus on the application and improvement of OSL techniques in investigations of anthropogenic earthworks in the Netherlands.