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Research - Education: Conference
The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta, 3000-2500 BC.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

The sound of the ancient world

The Archaeology of Sound: call for papers

The intent of this conference is to explore the importance of sound in antiquity, sharing focused expertise from a variety of backgrounds in order to provide a forum for expanding previous conceptions and introducing new methodologies.

We are particularly interested in the role acoustic behavior may have had in the development and design of important architecture and ritual spaces throughout the ancient world, and its possible biological impact on human brain activity.

The conference will take place in Malta from the 19th to the 22nd of February 2014. All presentations will be in English.

Submission of abstracts for a 20-minute presentation and proposals for posters/demos on any topic related to the theme will be open until 01 September 2013. Abstracts should be 300 words or less plus title and author details. Authors of papers accepted for presentation by the academic committee will be notified by 15 September 2013. Final papers are required by 15 January 2014.

Submissions should be made to: conference2014@OTSF.org.

NOTES
1. The Old Temples Study Foundation, http://www.otsf.org/Conference2014.htm