Sjoerd Kluiving

Sjoerd Kluiving is associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, working in the fields of geoarchaeology, quaternary geology, and Anthropocene studies. Sjoerd earned his BSc and MSc in physical geography and glacial geology at the University of Amsterdam in 1986 and 1989, and his PhD in geology at the University of Alabama (US) in 2001, where he specialized in sub-glacial processes in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Sjoerd coordinates 15 PhD candidates in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project: MSCA-ITN-TERRANOVA (2019-2023). This project researches previous and future energy regimes in Europe, combining geology, archaeology, ecology, (palaeo)climatology, landscape management, and rewilding. He is also a co-applicant in the funded NWO-project, What went into the melting pot? (2019-2023), with 2 PhD candidates in geoarchaeology and palaeobotany, and a post-doc on pottery practices in the period 1000-500 BC in the Mediterranean area. Sjoerd leads the International Association of Landscape Archaeology (IALA), uniting geologists, archaeologists, and historians. Kluiving is founder and board member of the Environmental Humanities Center bringing together students, scholars, and members of the general public interested in humanities perspectives on the environment. He has vast experience in convening interdisciplinary sessions in soils, landscapes, and archaeology at EGU, EAA and LAC, and is guest editor of multiple special volumes dedicated to this theme. Sjoerd is co-supervising 4 PhD students in the field of landscape archaeology on the interface of archaeology and the earth sciences. Besides his teaching position, he has a research and consulting company in earth sciences and works for government agencies and archaeological companies. Sjoerd has a special interest in interdisciplinary collaboration between nature and culture and Anthropocene studies.