The speakers will include Dr. Graeme Lawson, a music archaeologist and archaeological acoustician at the University of Cambridge, and Adje Both, a researcher at the German Archaeological Institute and a member of EMAP. They will give introductions to the sources and methods of music archaeology. Researchers will demonstrate instruments such as the Greek lyre, Roman reed Instruments, and a replica of a Roman hydraulis (water organ). The participants will be able to gain insight into the variety of sounds of the ancient world.
The Berliner Antike-Kolleg was founded in 2011. It evolved out of the Topoi Cluster of Excellence, and like Topoi, it draws on support from all the institutions in Berlin that deal with the ancient world. The main partners are Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Archaeological Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The Berliner Antike-Kolleg consists of an international research center, a graduate school for training doctoral students in ancient studies, and a unit for digital resources. It also provides a research platform for classical and ancient studies in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.
Time and Place
- Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Monday, September 8, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Topoi Building Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall, Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)