quinta-feira, 3 de março de 2011

0007 - Meeting Stars and Stones

Voyages in Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy - A meeting of different worlds
September 19 - 23, 2011, Évora (Portugal)

An International Conference on Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomyhttp://www.ciuhct.com/seac2011
Under the Patronage of the http://www.archeoastronomy.org

Since Prehistory that the sky was always been integrated as part of the cosmovision of human societies. The sky played a fundamental role not only in the space orientation, in the time organization, in the ritual practices or in the celestial divination but also as an element of power.

Migrations and voyages are intrinsic to the humankind, they opened the routes for cultural diffusion and trade, but also for power dominance. Following their routes is also to follow their cultural diversity and how they met or clashed. The sky and astronomical phenomena provided the tools for time reckoning, calendar organization and celestial navigation that supported those voyages. Astronomy gives us today the capacity to reproduce the sky, opening a window through which we can glimpse how those societies perceived, integrated and manipulated the sky into their world views and their myths, and, ultimately, into their society organization.
A voyage is always a meeting of different worlds and a process to accept diversity. We wish that this Conference will be also a meeting of different worlds in the invited lectures, in the public lectures, in the LOC/SOC and in the audience.

The main conference topics are:
• Techniques of celestial navigation and orientation of the past. Astronomical navigation and nautical instruments in XIV, XV and XVI centuries.
• Expressions of astronomical knowledge in architecture and monuments, rock art, archaeology and landscape. People migration, a meeting between different cultures
• History of astronomy. A meeting between different conceptions
• Astronomy and the Jesuits. A meeting between different worlds
• Astronomy in antiquity. A meeting between different knowledges
• Ethno-astronomy, Cultural Astronomy and myths, voyages in space and in time through different cultures.
• To where is Archaeoastronomy voyaging? A round table about Archaeoastronomy, Cultural Astronomy and Education

Call for papers is officially opened!
For further informations please check our home page at: http://www.ciuhct.com/seac2011

(Informação enviada por Fábio Silva)

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