Join us for our first talk in our 2015 – 2016 5CollDH Speaker Series, Miriam Kolar, Five College Post-Doc in Digital Humanities, next Thursday, October 1st at 4:30 PM in the Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College!
Listening Across Intertwined Realities”
Immediate, ephemeral, dynamic: sound pervades human experience and communication. Leveraging computational tools and human aptitudes, integrative archaeoacoustics probes sonic aspects of ancient life, and in its reconstructive activities, offers us experiential engagement with the past, with our predecessors. Such humanistic inquiry offers us the potential to transcend ethnocentric biases, and at the same time, grow in our awareness of their hold on us and on our scholarship. What traces of experiential and social dynamics are revealed by fragmented remains of human culture? How can our reconstructive methods of interaction make transparent their self-reflexivity, yet also bring to light human commonalities across time and geography?