Seminar series

“The Teotihuacan Sound Mapping Project: exploring the sonic sphere of the City of the Gods (Mexico)”

“The Teotihuacan Sound Mapping Project: exploring the sonic sphere of the City of the Gods (Mexico)”

WHEN: 1 December 2020 WHERE: Online seminar. Watch it on https://youtu.be/1Yqq9kc0b-U. ABSTRACT:The Teotihuacan Sound Mapping Project explores the role that sound and music played in the urban environment of the archaeological UNESCO World Heritage site, situated in the Central Highlands of Mexico. The sound tools and musical instruments of Teotihuacanare studied, recreated and played in different architectural settings of the site. Subsequently, the instrumental and …
“Inquiring into the Roles of Listening in the Prehistory of Song and Speech” – Bernd Brabec de Mori (Afil. Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria)

“Inquiring into the Roles of Listening in the Prehistory of Song and Speech” – Bernd Brabec de Mori (Afil. Centre for Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria)

WHEN: 16 June 2020, 4 pm (CET)   WHERE: Online seminar ABSTRACT: One distinctive faculty of human modernity is the ability of differentiated utterances that we call today speech or song (or more generally, language and music). It is still under debate whether language and music are the sole achievement of homo sapiens or other hominins …
“The archaeology of dreams: An introduction to south-central California rock art” – David Whitley (ASM Affiliates, California)

“The archaeology of dreams: An introduction to south-central California rock art” – David Whitley (ASM Affiliates, California)

WHEN: 2 June 2020, 6 pm (CET)   WHERE: Online seminar. ABSTRACT:  South-central California contains the renowned rock paintings of the Chumash, Yokuts and related tribes. Substantial ethnography on the making and meaning of this art has been collected over the last 150 years. This demonstrates that the art portrays “dreams,” a gloss for visionary experiences, …