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Díaz-Andreu García, A. Margarita

ICREA Research Professor at UB (Universitat de Barcelona). Humanities

Margarita Díaz-Andreu is an ICREA Research Professor in Archaeology at the University of Barcelona. She has held posts at the CSIC (1993-94), Complutense University of Madrid (1993-95) and Durham University (1996-2011), where she was a Reader. She is the Vice-president of the History of Archaeology Commission of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. She is also a member of the editorial board of American Anthropologist, Indice Histórico Español and is on the consultative board of Trabajos de Prehistoria. Díaz-Andreu is a member of several international teams working on rock art and heritage, including the EU-funded H@V, and is the leader of the Research Project “Without Frontiers” (HAR2012-334033/Hist). She is the author of six books, four of them single-authored, the editor of nine edited volumes and has published more than a 150 articles. She has successfully supervised seven PhD students through to completion.

Research Interests

I am working in four research areas: the history of archaeology, identity, heritage, and prehistoric art. Among my publications I would like to highlight “A World History of 19th-Century Archaeology” (2007, OUP) and “Archaeological encounters. Building networks of Spanish and British archaeologists in the 20th century” (2012, Cambridge Scholars), the Dictionary of Archaeologists working in Spain (15th-20th c, 2009), and the 2nd edition of the Oxford Companion of Archaeology (2012, OUP). My research on acoustics and rock art has attracted great interest in the media.

I am involved in several international projects: “Without Frontiers” (2012-15, I+D+I project, as PI), the Study Group on the Heritage Status of Aboriginal Cultural Property (2010-14, FQRSC), and the EU-funded Heritage Values Network project (our participation is funded by a I+D+i retos grant for which I am the PI).

Key Words

History of Archaeology, Prehistoric Art, Prehistory, Identity, Archaeology