Seminar series

“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: 2 June 2020, 6 pm (CET)   WHERE: Online seminar:  https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/2054b9bd78b74dc099e55d657b0ec48e 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, yet this origin for the art was not its sole function or purpose. Dreams were demonstrations of the receipt …
“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:  https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/2054b9bd78b74dc099e55d657b0ec48e 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, yet this origin for the art was not its sole function or purpose. Dreams were demonstrations of the receipt …
“Where the ancestors dwell: four thousand years of rock art production in the highland Andes” – Gordon Ambrosino, Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), United States

“Where the ancestors dwell: four thousand years of rock art production in the highland Andes” – Gordon Ambrosino, Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), United States

ABSTRACT: Spanish Colonial accounts in the Andes identify landscape features considered to be ancestral beings. These huaca places remain today as lasting testaments to past people’s relations with the land, and as anchors that inform descendent community’s cosmological relations with it. Survey and excavation data from a large complex of rock art in highland contexts are synthesized to produce a typology for the rock art of the region, spanning approximately 4,000 years. This typology is …