Scientific Conferences

The debate and the exchange of ideas are crucial for the advancement of science. Here you can learn more about our participation in sessions, seminars and conferences 

Sessions, seminars and conferences

“Sounding rock art landscapes: some results of the Artsoundscapes project “

 29 November 2021. Edinburgh (UK)

Organized by: SCRAP project, in the SCRAP webminar II series

“Rock Art Technology: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches“

8-11 September 2021. Kiel (Germany)

Organized by: Neemias Santos da Rosa and Lydia Zotkina.

27th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting.

“Experimental Enhancement of Feelings of Transcendence, Tenderness and Expressiveness by Music in Christian Liturgical Spaces”

 8-10 September 2021. Cádiz (Spain)

Poster presentation (Presenter: Samantha López-Mochales)

Conference: XII Conference of the Spanish Society of Psychophysiology and Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SEPNECA).

“The acoustics of sacred places: from cathedrals to rock art sites”

31 August 2021. Albarracín (Spain)

Speaker: Lidia Alvarez Moralesu

Sonotomia Residency 2.0.

Organized by SONOTOMIA – Sound Anatomy of Unique Places

“La dimensión sonora. Investigaciones en Arqueoacústica del arte prehistórico” [“The sound dimension. Research in the archaeoacoustics of prehistoric art.”]

22 July 2021.  UIMP (Santander)

Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Course. 10th Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola School of Art and Heritage [X Escuela de Arte y Patrimonio Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola] in the course “Symbols of another time. Art, ritual and communication during the Palaeolithic” [Símbolos de otro tiempo. Arte, ritual y comunicación en el Paleolítico], organized by Pilar Fatás Monforte and Pablo Arias Cabal.

“Experimental Enhancement of Feelings of Transcendence, Tenderness and Expressiveness by Music in Christian Liturgical Spaces”

20 July 2021. Newcastle University (UK)

Speaker: Samantha López-Mochales

Symposium on Scholarly Reconstruction

Organized by Carmela Barbaro and Gianluca Foschi

“Arqueoacústica y arte levantino: nuevas perspectivas para el estudio de un arte silenciado” [Archaeoacoustics and Levantine rock art: new perspectives for the study of a silenced art]

16 June 2021. National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid (Spain).
Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Lecture Series: Prehistoric Art, from the Rock to the Museum.

“La investigación reciente en arqueología musical” [Recent research in musical archaeology]

4 May 2021. National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid (Spain).

Speaker: Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos

Lecture Series: News of Archaeological Research in Spain.

 “Archaeology of Soundscapes and Soundscapes for Archaeology”

24-30 August 2020

Organized by Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Rupert Till.

26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, session #124.

“Arqueología de los Espacios Sonoros” [Archaeology of Soundscapes]

18 November 2020. Spain.

Virtual conference organized within the Artsoundscapes Project by the National Museum of Archaeology in Madrid and the University of Barcelona.

“From landscape archaeology to soundscape archaeology: Themes, approaches and perspectives”

4-7 September 2019. Bern, Switzerland

Organized by Angela Bellia and Tommaso Mattioli.

25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, session #184.

Papers

“Sounding rock art landscapes: some results of the Artsoundscapes project”

29 Nov 2021

Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Seminar presentation at the webinar series organized on the occasion of the final year of the Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP project) in 2021.

“Rock art soundscapes as material culture: archaeoacoustical experiments undertaken in the ERC Artsoundscapes project”

1-5 November 2021. Spain. Humboldt Forum, Berlin (Germany)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Neemias Santos da Rosa.

Conference “Archaeology and Ethno-Archaeology” organized by Lars-Christian Koch, Stefan Hagel, Dahlia Shehata. 11. Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology.

“Acoustics and the chaîne opératoire of rock art production: Levantine rock art as a case study“

8-11 September 2021. Kiel (Germany)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Neemias Santos da Rosa and Samantha López.

EAA SESSION: “Rock Art Technology: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches”.Organized by: Neemias Santos da Rosa and Lydia Zotkina – 27th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting.

“Sound, ritual and archaeological ontologies: exploring the symbolic dimensions of rock art production and use in prehistory“

8-11 September 2021. Kiel (Germany)

Speakers: Neemias Santos da Rosa, Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

EAA SESSION: “Rock Art Technology: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches”.Organized by: Neemias Santos da Rosa and Lydia Zotkina – 27th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting.

“L’archéologie de genre dans la préhistoire méditerranéenne: l’état actuel de la discussion sur les femmes dans l’art rupestre Levantin (Espagne)”

31 May 2021. Toulouse (France)

Speakers: Neemias Santos da Rosa, Laura Fernández and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Session: “Where are women? Gender archeology in Prehistory and Protohistory: France on the sidelines of gender studies? (Session E1)”, organised by Anne Augereau (Inrap, UMR PréTech); Sophie Archambault de Beaune (University of Lyon 3, UMR ArScAn); and Caroline Trémeaud (Cellule archéologique des Ardennes, UMR Trajectoires). 29e Congrès Préhistorique de la France.

“Origen de la música. Los primeros instrumentos sonoros”.

20 April 2021. Museu de Prehistòria de Valencia, Spain. 

Speaker:  Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos.

World Creativity and Innovation Day.

“Além da imagem: a arte rupestre como produto de relações sociais, estruturas simbólicas e processos tecnológicos”

3 December 2020. Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas (Brasil)

Speaker: Neemias Santos da Rosa.

I Encontro Interno de História da Arte da Unicamp.

“Espacios sonoros en la Prehistoria”

18 Nov 2020. National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid (Spain)

Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Arqueología de los Espacios Sonoros [Archaeology of Soundscapes], National Museum of Archaeology.

“Representaciones de danzas en el Arte Levantino”

18 Nov 2020. National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid (Spain)

Speaker: Neemias Santos da Rosa.

Arqueología de los Espacios Sonoros [Archaeology of Soundscapes]

“Las trompas cerámicas numantinas y su estudio a través de la arqueometría y la arqueología experimental”

18 Nov 2020. National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid (Spain)

Speaker: Raquel Jimenez Pasalodos, Juan Jésus Padilla, Manuel Garcia Heras and Estefanía García Barrajón.

Arqueología de los Espacios Sonoros [Archaeology of Soundscapes].

“Celtiberian perforated bones in the Numantine Museum of Soria (Spain).”

28 Aug 2020

Speaker: Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos. 

26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 24-30 August 2020.

“Ritual music and the configuration of liminal spaces: Examples from archaeology and ethnography.”

27 Aug 2020

Speaker: Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos and Margarita Díaz-Andreu. 

26th Virtual Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 24-30 August 2020.

“Archaeoacoustics and alternative perspectives on religion and ritual in archaeology”

28 Feb 2020. University of Gent (Belgium)

Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Alumni Gentse Archeologen.

“Digitalizing the Sounds of the Past”

28 Feb 2020. University of Gent (Belgium)

Speaker: Tommaso Mattioli.

Alumni Gentse Archeologen.

“Universals in Music? Perspectives from Ethnomusicology and Music Archaeology”

28 Jan 2020. University of Barcelona (Faculty of Psychology), Barcelona (Spain)

Speaker: Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos.

8th Barcelona Lecture Series in Brain, Cognition and Behavior.

“Preliminary results of the acoustic analysis of the Great Mural Rock Art in the Cañon de Santa Teresa, Baja California Sur (Mexico)”

23 Nov 2019. University of London, London (United Kingdom)

Speaker: Leslie F. Zubieta, Mª de la Luz Gutiérrez Martínez, Tommaso Mattioli, Mathieu Picas, César Villalobos, Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Music Archaeology of Latin America, 22-23 November 2019.

“Dreaming music in water: representing Yokuts songs in the early 20th century”.

22 Nov 2019. University of London, London (United Kingdom)

Speakers: Ana Maria Alarcón-Jiménez, Raquel Jiménez and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Music Archaeology of Latin America, 22-23 November 2019.

“Escuchar con los ojos: la aplicación del GIS al estudio del campo visual y sonoro en los paisajes de arte rupestre de la montaña alicantina”

8 Nov 2019. Universidad de Alicante, Alicante  (Spain)

Speakers: Tommaso Mattioli, Gabriel García Atiénzar, Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Virginia Barciela González.

VI Congreso Internacional de Doctorandos y Postdoctorandos “El arte en las sociedades prehistóricas” [6th International Congress of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers “The Art of Prehistoric Societies”], 6-9 November 2019

“Los paralelos etnográficos sobre chamanismo y acústica entre los yokuts: una reflexión histórica sobre la (ausencia de) interacción entre la antropología y el estudio del arte rupestre”.

8 Nov 2019. Universidad de Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

Speakers: Ana María Alarcón Jiménez and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

VI Congreso Internacional de Doctorandos y Postdoctorandos “El arte en las sociedades prehistóricas” [6th International Congress of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers “The Art of Prehistoric Societies”], 6-9 November 2019.

“Arqueología; psicoacústica y arte rupestre: escuchando el pasado con ayuda del método científico”

8 Nov 2019. Universidad de Alicante, Alicante  (Spain)

Speakers: José Valenzuela, Carles Escera and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

VI Congreso Internacional de Doctorandos y Postdoctorandos “El arte en las sociedades prehistóricas” [6th International Congress of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers “The Art of Prehistoric Societies”], 6-9 November 2019

“Arte rupestre postpaleolítico al sur de los Alpes: el registro artístico de la península italiana”

7 Nov 2019. Universidad de Alicante, Alicante (Spain)

Speakers: Tommaso Mattioli.

Keynote lecture. VI Congreso Internacional de Doctorandos y Postdoctorandos “El arte en las sociedades prehistóricas” [6th International Congress of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers “The Art of Prehistoric Societies”], 6-9 November 2019.

“Los paisajes sonoros de Baja California Sur: resultados preliminares del análisis acústico del arte rupestre del Gran Mural en el Cañón de Santa Teresa”

26 Sep 2019. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Mª Luz Gutiérrez Martínez, Tommaso Mattioli, Laura Coltofean, Mathieu Picas, César Villalobos and Leslie Zubieta. 

Segundo Encuentro de Arqueomusicología de las Américas – ‘Artes, paisajes y objetos sonoros del pasado’ [Second archaeomusicological meeting of the Americas – ‘Sonourous art, landscapes and objects of the past’], 25-27 September 2019.

“Arte rupestre, música y esquizofonía: representaciones inter-disciplinares de las prácticas sonoras de los Yokuts (Valle de San Joaquín, California, EEUU).”

26 Sep 2019. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

Speakers: Ana María Alarcón Jiménez, Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, Tommaso Mattioli and Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Segundo Encuentro de Arqueomusicología de las Américas – ‘Artes, paisajes y objetos sonoros del pasado’ [Second archaeomusicological meeting of the Americas – ‘Sonourous art, landscapes and objects of the past’], 25-27 September 2019

“Acoustic effects at prehistoric landscapes: an archaeoacoustic analysis of rock art sites from Western Mediterranean”

9 Sep 2019. Aachen (Germany)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Angelo Farina, Enrico Armelloni, Laura Coltofean, Mathieu Picas and Tommaso Mattioli.

23rd International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), 9-13 September 2019

“Digitalizing the sounds of the past: the soundscapes of World Heritage rock art landscapes from Spain and Mexico”

9 Sep 2019. Aachen (Germany)

Speakers: Angelo Farina, Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Enrico Armelloni, Mathieu Picas, Leslie Zubieta and Tommaso Mattioli.

23rd International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), 9-13 September 2019.

“Echoes from the present, echoes from the past: Experiencing ancient soundscapes through ethnography and ethnohistory.”

5 Sep 2019. Bern (Switzerland)

Speakers: Doerte Weig, Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos and Tommaso Mattioli.  

25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-7 September 2019.

“Californian “Rock Music”: Ancient soundscapes from a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective.”

5 Sep 2019. Bern (Switzerland)

Speakers: Mathieu Picas, Ana María Alarcón Jiménez and Laura Coltofean.

25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 4-7 September 2019.

 “L’arte rupestre schematica post-paleolitica del promontorio del Gargano (Puglia, Italia)”

7 Jun 2019. Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Torino (Italy)

Speakers: Tommaso Mattioli and Armando Gravina.

Invited talk. VII IAPP – Incontro Annuale di Preistoria e Protostoria – ‘Preistoria e protostoria in ambiente montano: scoperte e ricerca territoriale, tutela e valorizzazione’, 

“The soundscapes of Baja California: preliminary results of the Arroyo de San Pablo rock art canyon”

10-14 Apr 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, María de la Luz Gutiérrez Martínez, Tommaso Mattioli, César Villalobos and Leslie Zubieta.

84th SAA Annual Meeting, 10-14 April 2019.

“Sounds and The Sacred in Rock Art Soundscapes”

16 Jan 2019. Newton Park Campus (Commons 226), Bath Spa University (UK).

Speaker: Margarita Díaz-Andreu.

Her talk centred on the acoustics of landscapes, especially of those marked by past communities with prehistoric rock art as a way of providing them with a special meaning.

“Art rupestre i paisatges sonors” (“Rock art and soundscapes”).

22 Nov 2018. Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Spain)

Speaker: Tommaso Mattioli.

Workshop ‘Rock art and neolithization’.

“The acoustics of rock art landscapes: new perspectives”

17 Nov 2018. National Museum of Archaeology, Lisbon (Portugal)

Speakers: Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Tommaso Mattioli.

Conference “Arqueologia, Arqueoacústica e Neurociência: Que relação?” (Archaeology, Archaeoacoustics and Neuroscience – What is the connection?)