ICREA Research Professor, Margarita Díaz-Andreu’s career has mainly been developed in the UK (Durham 1996-2011) and Spain (UCM 1986-2004, ICREA-UB January 2012). Since then all her efforts have been directed at promoting the internationalisation of Catalan and Spanish research. Since her arrival she has published more than ten books and many peer-reviewed articles. She is leading four projects: the ERC Artsoundscapes; the JPI-JHEP Deep Cities, the R+D+i Arqueólogas and the Palarq Baja California projects. In 2020 these projects sustained a total of twelve positions, most of them PhD and post-doctoral positions. Since her arrival in Barcelona nine years ago, five students have completed their PhDs and four of them are in research careers. Throughout her research career Margarita Díaz-Andreu has contributed to fostering research by organising sessions at all the major conferences (in 2020, due to cancellations, only the EAA). She has earned several Honorary positions
The three main research areas in which Díaz-Andreu has been active and has led research groups in the last few years are still in place: prehistoric art with an emphasis on archaeoacoustics, the history of archaeology - currently with an emphasis on history of women in the discipline - and heritage. Her work in archaeoacoustics is highly innovative and she leads an interdisciplinary group of archaeologists, acoustic engineers, ethnomusicologists and psychologists. For this project, although fieldwork elsewhere in the world had to be cancelled, she managed to undertake further tests in the Western Mediterranean area in July 2020. In the history of archaeology the high point has been the publication of a history of archaeological tourism (Springer). She has also published a dossier out of the InterArq project on the history of Interdisciplinarity (Veleia). She is leading In all her three research areas groups of academics and students (ArqueólogAs, Artsoundscapes and GAPP).