Convegno internazionale: Astronomy in past and present cultures (SEAC 2015, Rome)

pubblicato 9 nov 2015, 11:32 da Lorenzo Verderame

Final Program (17/08/2015)

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arrow November 9th

Museum of Classical Art of the Department of Classics, Rome University "La Sapienza"

       9:00 Registration

       9:30 Welcome addresses

       10:00 Lectio Magistralis by Prof. G. Bignami, President of Italian Institute of Astrophysics : "Science, society and cultures"

       11:00 Coffee break

       11:15 Lectio Magistralis by Prof. Roberto Buonanno, President of the Italian Astronomical Society: "The Harmony of the Celestial Spheres"

       12:15 Lectio Magistralis by Prof. Sen. Lucio Lombardi Satriani, Roma University La Sapienza: "Astronomy and Anthropology"

       13:15 Invited talk by Dr. Juan Antonio Belmonte, Instituto de AstrofÏsica de Canaria: "Orientatio ad Sidera (OAS): highlights of a decade of archaeoastronomical research in the Mediterranean region and beyond"

       13:45 Lunch

       Session "Problems and Methods of Cultural Astronomy"

        14:15 - 14:35 D. Brown Phenomenology of Shadow

        14:35 - 14:55 V. F. Polcaro The Credibility of Archaeoastronomy: Suggestion From Pharmacology?

        14:55 - 15:15 M. A. Rappenglück Cosmic Entomology: The Image and Function of Insects in Archaic Sky Watching and Cosmovisions

        15:15 - 15:35 J. Vit, M. A. Rappenglück Looking through a telescope with an obsidian mirror: Would specialists of ancient cultures have been able to view the night sky using such an instrument?

        15:35 - 15:55 G. Zotti Open Source Virtual Archaeoastronomy

       16:00 Coffee break

       Session "Astronomy in Extra-European Cultures"

        16:15 - 16:35 J. Holbrook, J. de Prada-Samper !Xam Skylore of the Karoo Desert, South Africa

        16:35 - 16:55 S. Iwaniszewski Another Look at the Lunar Series from Dos Pilas and Naranjo

        16:55 - 17:15 J. McKim Malville Animism and Reciprocity at Sky Watching Places

        17:15 - 17:35 R. Moyano The Crossover Among the Incas in the Collasuyu

        17:35 - 17:55 B. M. Mak Astral Science from the Near East to China in the late first millennium AD - Dorotheus in Pahlavi and Duli Yusi Jing in Chinese

        17:55 - 18:15 R. Neuhäuser, W. Rada, D. L. Neuhäuser Newly found old Yemenite observations of Supernovae 1006 and 1604

       18:15 Welcome cocktail party

arrow November 10th

Auditorium of the University Chapel

       8:00-9:00 Posters Mounting

       Special Session on "Astronomy in Ancient Near East (Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, Turkey) and Egypt, from the origins to 395 CE"

        9:00 - 9:20 J. A. Belmonte, M. C. Pérez Die, L. Díaz-Iglesias Llanos Shrines of Ram-Headed Divinities and Canopus: Skyscaping at Herakleópolis Magna

        9:20 - 9:40 A. C. González-GarcÌa, J. A. Belmonte, A. Polcaro A diachronic analysis of monument orientation in the Levant: the Jordanian paradigm

        9:40 - 10:00 S. Gullberg The Babylonian Astronomical Diaries: A Graphical Analysis of their Implied Reference System

        10:00 - 10:20 A. Jones Eclipses in Greco-Roman Egypt: Trends in Observation, Prediction, and Interpretation

        10:20 - 10:40 D. Nadali, A. Polcaro The sky from the high terrace: study on the orientation of the ziqqurat in ancient Mesopotamia

        10:40 - 11:00 E. Orrelle Identifying transition in ritual power in the Neolithic of the Levant

       11:00 Coffee break

        11:15 - 11:35 S. Pizzimenti The Kudurrus and the Sky. Analysis and Interpretation of the Astral Symbols as Represented in Kassite Kudurrus Reliefs

        11:35 - 11:55 E. Ratson Ideal Lunar Velocity

        11:55 - 12:15 A. Rodríguez Antón, J. A. Belmonte, A. C. González-Garcìa Romans in Near East: Orientation of Roman towns and forts in modern Jordan

        12:15 - 12:35 S. Shinnar Rabbinic Standards for Accuracy in Lunar Observation: Regulating the Calendar in the Mishnah Rosh Hashanah

        12:35 - 12:55 J. Steele Evidence for the Practice of Astronomy and Astrology in the "House of the ašipu’ in Uruk

        12:55 - 13:15 L. Verderame Pleiades in ancient Mesopotamia

       13:15 lunch

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Greece"

        14:00 - 14:20 E. Boutsikas The orientation of Greek temples in sanctuaries of Asia Minor, Sicily and Cyprus

        14:20 - 14:40 M. Revello The Sun of Homer

        14:40 - 15:00 L. Sims Apollonian Delphi: how history comes to the aid of prehistory.

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Italy and in Roman Empire"

        15:00 - 15:20 R. Hanna, G. Magli, A. Orlando Astronomy and landscape in the Valley of the Temples of Akraga

        15:20 - 15:40 P. Littarru Forty years of archaeoastronomical research in Sardinia

        15:40 - 16:00 A. Orlando, D. Gori Megalithic Temple of Diana on the Cefalù Rock (Sicily)

       16:00 Coffee break

        16:15 - 16:35 M. Ranieri, F. Carnevale Solstices at Sesto Fiorentino: an Investigation on Geometry and Alignments of the Tholos Tombs of the Etruscan Princes

        16:35 - 16.55 M. Rapisarda, M. Ranieri "Phoenician lighthouse" at Capo Gallo (Palermo)?

        16:55 - 17:15 I. Dupper Landscape architectural research strategies to interpret Latium’s cultural landscape heritage, Italy: Research focus: Sanctuario della Fortuna Primigenia in Palestrina

        17:15 - 17:35 M. Monaco The Temple B in Largo Argentina, Rome: CAD Analysis of The Ground Plan Reveals a Geometrical Circle-Pentagon-Circle Scheme

        17:35 - 17:55 L. Magini Astronomy and Calendar in Ancient Rome, a Short Summary

       18:00 - 20:00 G. Zotti Tutorial: producing and configuring Stellarium landscapes for orientation studies

arrow November 11th

Auditorium of the University Chapel

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Italy and in Roman Empire"

        9:00 - 9:20 M. De Franceschini, G. Veneziano Archaeoastronomy in the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome

        9:20 - 9:40 D. Epinosa Espinosa, A. C. González-García, M. V. García Quintela On the Orientation of Roman Towns in the Limes Germanicus

        9:40 - 10:00 A. C. González-García, M. V. García Quintela Celtic Solar Orientation of Lugdunum Convenarum

        10:00 - 10:20 N. Lanciano, P. Virgili The urban set of the Pantheon and the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, between architectural and astronomical symbolism.

        10:20 - 10:40 M. Ranieri, M. Monaco From Desgodetz to Laser Scanner: Measures and Geometries in the Plan of the Pantheon

        10:40 - 11:00 S. Sclavi, F. Carnevale, M. Monaco, S. Gaudenzi, M. Ranieri, V. F. Polcaro, C. Scatigno The Orientation of Mithraea In Ostia Antica

        11:00 - 11:20 V. Tiede Ara Pacis Augustae: An Astro-Archaeological Analysis

       11:20 Coffee break

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands"

        11:35 - 11:55 C. Esteban Equinox Markers in Protohistoric Iberian Sanctuaries

        11:55 - 12:15 M. Pérez, A. Rodríguez Dìaz, I. Pavón Soldevila, D. M. Duque Espino A Orientalizing Ritual Building in Aliseda (Cáceres, Spain)

        12:15 - 12:35 M. Pérez, A. Ruiz Rodríguez, M. Molinos Molinos The Iberian urban sanctuary of Puente Tablas (Jaén, España)

       12:35 - 12:55 F. Silva The Prehistoric Skyscapes western Iberian project: an update

        12:55 - 13:15 L. Sims Praile Aitz 1: A Basque Magdalenian lunar-solar cave at 15,500 BP?

        13:15 - 13:35 A. Ulla, F. Braña Rey, E. Pérez Fernández Application of cultural astronomy methods to High School by means of studying astronomical decorations and orientations of hórreos in two locations of Galicia (Spain). Statistics, comparison and educational conclusions.

       13:35 lunch

       Session "The Sky Bear"

        14:05 - 14:25 E. Antonello Sky simulations for the Paleolithic epoch

        14:25 - 14: 45 M. Ridderstad The Bear and the Year: the Origin of the Finnish Late Iron Age Folk Calendar and Its Connection to the Bear Cult

        14:45 - 15:05 D. Gunzburg Time pursued by a Bear: Ursa Major and stellar time-telling in the Paduan Salone

        15:05 - 15:25 R. Frank Sky Bears research: Implications for "Cultural Astronomy"

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Northern Europe and British Islands"

        15:25 - 15:45 P. Amstrong Mesolithic and the Neolithic Skyscapes in Western Britain

        15:45 - 16:05 L. Henty Continuity or change? A microscopic scale analysis of monuments and ritual in Aberdeenshire.

       16:05 Coffee break

        16:15 - 16:35 C. Maumené The Gundestrup cauldron : is this the key to the enigma?

        16:35 - 16:55 M. Ridderstad Sacred or Profane Spaces - Comparing the Orientations of the Neolithic Housepits and the Giants’ Churches of Ostrobothnia

        16:55 - 17:15 V. Tuménas The links in attributes between the Baltic Thunder God Perkunas and his analogues - Jupiter and Zeus

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Eastern Europe"

        17:15 - 17:35 O. Kuzmanovska, J. Stankovski Lunar Markers of the Peak Sanctuary Kokino

        17:35 - 17:55 F. Stanescu The Small Round Sanctuary of the Sacred Terrace of Sarmizegetuza Regia, Romania. The Problem of Number 13

        17:55 - 18:15 A. Stoev, P. Maglova, M. Spasova Late Chalcolithic solar-chthonic rock-cut structures for time measuring in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria

       18:15 - 20:00 G. Zotti Tutorial: producing and configuring Stellarium landscapes for orientation studies

arrow November 12th

Auditorium of the University Chapel

        9:00 - 9:20 A. Mickaelian Armenian Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture

        9:20 - 9:40 S. V. Farmanyan Ancient Cosmology in Armenian Highland

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Christian Churches"

        9:40 - 10:00 B. Vilas Estévez, A. C. González-García Light and Shadow in Santiago: the Cathedral of Saint James and its orientations.

        10:00 - 10:20 M. Incerti, G. Lavorati, S. Iurilli, U. Velo Survey, archaeastronomy and communication: the Mausoleum of Teodoric in Ravenna (Italy)

        10:20 - 10:40 M. García Quintela, A. C. González-García From Hagiography to Celtic Cosmology: the Early Years of Santa Mariña in the Lagoon of Antela (Ourense, NW Spain) and the Limici Celtic heritage

        10:40 - 11:00 E. Spinazzè Alignments at the patron saint’s day of sacral medieval buildings and the light path inside the church at the saint’s day

       11:00 Coffee break

        11:15 - 11:35 M. Zedda A Statistical Analysis on the Orientation of the Romanesque Churches of Sardinia, Corsica and Tuscany

        11:35 - 11:55 S. Draxler, M. E. Lippitsch Astronomy in the medieval Liber Floridus

        11:55 - 12:15 B. Brady Welsh Monastic Skyscapes: the design and results of a pilot project

        12:15 - 12:35 B. Brady The Western Orientation of the Solstitial Churches of Gweynedd, Wales.

       12:35 lunch

       13:00 Posters dismounting

       14:00 - 19:00 "Half day excursion to Rome Imperial Fora"

arrow November 13th

Museum of Classical Art of the Department of Classics, Rome University "La Sapienza"

        9:00 - 9:20 S. Bartolini, M. Pierozzi Astronomy and Solar Symbology in the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and Florence Baptistery in Florence

        9:20 - 9:40 B. Benfer Light Beams and Architecture Marked Celestial Events in Colonial Churches and Missions in New Spain and Perú

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Renaissance and Modern Epoch"

        9:40 - 10:00 G. Gandolfi Astrology, Prophecy and the birth of Modern Science seen through the Lenses of Renaissance Art

        10:00 - 10:20 N. Campion Astronomy and Culture in the Eighteenth Century: Isaac Newton’s influence on the Enlightenment and Politics.

        10:20 - 10:40 L. Tirapicos The old and the new Rome: Francesco Bianchini’s astronomical exchanges with the court of Lisbon

       Session "Cultural Astronomy in Contemporary Epoch"

        10:40 - 11:00 A. Adamo Sound is the night

       11:00 Coffee break

        11:15 - 11:35 A. Adamo Where telescopes cannot (yet) see

        11:35 - 11:55 H. Gropp Toward one date: The Easter date(s)

        11:55 - 12:15 R. Ndlovu Analysing Education as a variable in "the Sky in Our Lives Survey"

       12:15 - 13:30 Posters discussion

       13:30 lunch

       14:00 - 15:45 Round Table: What is "cultural astronomy" today?

       15:45 Coffee Break

       16:00 - 18:00 SEAC General Assembly

       20:30 Conference dinner

       November 14th - 15th : Post Conference Tour

Accepted Posters

        01) A. Adamo Looking the sky in the face

        02) E. Amsterdam Classical constellation patterns on the ground made up by artificial dwelling hills in Frisia, The Netherlands

        03) R. Assasi Astronomical alignment of Roman quadrifrons structures

        04) N. Ayash The Stars in the Minoan Religion

        05) N. Bekbassar Twelve year’s cyclic calendar in numismatics of the Golden Horde and Ilkhanate

        06) A. Belenkiy Easter 414 in Alexandria: Hypatia’s Murder Case Reopened

        07) D. Brown, Ana Souto Skyscapes of Clifton Campus - Exploring Nocturnal Environments & Sky with Stellarium

        08) M.P. Burillo Quadrado, F. Burillo Coelum Empireum, Habitaculum Dei and souls’ destination

        09) B. Castro, I. Liritzis, A. Nyquist Determining the Oracular Time: Comparative Astronomical Measurements of Apollonian Temples

        10) C. Clausen Inter-visibility, Sightlines and Alignments

       11) M. Codebò, H. de Santis, G. L. Pesce A stone observatory at Bric Pinarella (Italy)

        12) P. Colona Ixion, an astronomical interpretation

        13) J. de Jager Pyramids of Ancient Egypt - Paradox and Symmetry

        14) M.D. Duarte da Cunha A bull on the water (astronomy and navigation in the Eastern Mediterranean by Minoans in MM III period 1,600 BC and 1,200 LM III ACC).

        15) C. Esteban, L. B. de Lugo Enrich Venus and the Temples of Astarte across the Mediterranean

        16) C. Esteban, D. Iborra Pellín Archaeoastronomy in Bronze Age Tumular Tombs and Settlements of La Mancha (Spain)

        17) N. L. Furbee Disarticulated Dual Seasons and Maya Cosmology

        18) G. Henriksson King David’s Altar dated by the appearance of comet Encke in 964 BC

        19) R. Herrera Sundials and Some Other Astronomical Instruments to Measure the Sky

        20) S. Ivanova, A. Raduncheva, V. Koleva, D. Kolev Rock Sites in the Eastern Rhodopes: Archaeology and Astronomy

        21) 21. M. Koeppl A Calendar-astronomical Explanation of Homer’s Odyssey

        22) A. Kuzmin The Astronomical Birth of Napie’s Logarithmics

        23) G. Latura The Mysteries of Eleusis & the Zodiacal Light

        24) A. Mulas, M. P. Zedda Orientation of the Sardinian Nuraghic "Huts of Reunions"

        25) A. V. Mushich-Gromyko Archaic Astronomical Slavic Concepts and their Reflection in the Metrics of the Textile

        26) A. Orlando, M.T. Magro, M. S. Scaravilli The oriented altars of Pizzicata Rocks and the rocky sites of Alcantara Valley

        27) A. Orlando, D. Tanasi Rediscovering the Maltese temple of Borg in-Nadur

        28) R. Park Damnatio ad astra on the Dendera Zodiac

        29) M. Pérez, D. Bea Castaño, J. Diloli Fons, J. Vila Llorach, M. Prades Painous La Gessera: an Iberian building for worship?

        30) R. Perez-Enriquez, J. Galindo Trejo Basis of a Gnomonic Paradigm in Mesoamerica: the Case of Mayapan

        31) S. Rothwangl Heaven upon Earth: Educational model of the solar system on a scale of 1:1 billion

        32) M. Shaltout Amon Temple in Khargha Oasis (Egypt) and illumination of the sanctuary two times every year by the rising Sun

        33) M. Shaltout Did the ancient Egyptians observe the explosive stars (Supernovae)?

        34) A. Stoev, P. Maglova Research project "Astronomical orientations and geophysical anomalies of trapezoidal niches in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria": in search of an international partnership

        35) A. Stoev, P. Maglova, V. Markov, M. Spasova Prehistoric rock sanctuary with arch near the village of Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria: spatial orientation and solar projections

        36) M. Zedda Hypothesis about a Astronomical System of Ligures Apuan in Garfagnana

        37) B. Zlatev On the Value of Proclus’ Perfect Year and Its Meaning

        G. Zotti Tutorial: producing and configuring Stellarium landscapes for orientation studies
Georg Zotti will offer a workshop about creation and configuration of calibrated landscape panoramas for use with Stellarium. Attendands must bring their own notebooks (please no netbooks, but full-size systems. Minimum suggested: Core i3 or equivalent, Graphics: Intel HD or NVidia or AMD Radeon with OpenGL 3.0 or better, 4GB RAM, screen should be 1366x768 or larger, FullHD recommended).
For participation we need to know how many will attend as Georg needs to prepare and bring lecture note CDs/DVDs with sample images and calibration images for which he will ask for €15.- from each workshop participant.
Interested registered attendants (limited to 30) should write to me ( until October 15th. Please, confirm your participation to this workshop as soon as possible: only the first 30 applications in order of arrival time will be accepted.
Registered participants will receive email before conference about free and/or open-source software they have to download and install before the workshop starts.

Lorenzo Verderame,
9 nov 2015, 11:32