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Ancient History and the Modern Era: The Mysterious Past and Changing Mindsets

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 19:00
For the past hundred years or so historical research has made a clear distinction between what is referred to as Ancient History and Modern History. While there may be some dispute about exactly when Modern History began, we all have a feeling of the two eras as describing different worlds and operating to different principles and motivations. We recognize the modern era as something we can...

The Third International Multi-disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 08:15 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 16:15
Organized by The OTS Foundation, The Instituto Terra e Memória (ITM) and The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal Presentations from researchers, scholars and technologists working across diverse disciplines, sites and practices will focus on the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces. The multi-disciplinary aspect is expected to help highly specialized experts to understand...

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