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SEAC 26th Preliminary detailed Programme


Here is a detailled programm:  


Mon 18:00-21.00 Welcome  
Tue 9:00 - 10:00 Opening  
  10:00 - 10:35 Taub L. Where did astronomy ‘sit’ in ancient Greek and Roman culture?
  10:35 - 10:55 Latura G. Planetary Harmonies & Celestial Symmetries
  10:55 - 11:25 Coffee Break  
  11:25 - 11:45 Michel C. Constructed Knowledge? – New insights on visual characteristics of Middle Neolithic Roundels
  11:45 - 12:05 Frincu M. Vršac Circles and Vlajkovac Predial, a possible pair of archeoastronomy related sites in the South Banat district, Vojevodina province, Serbia
  12:05 - 12:25 Gautschy R. Tu Common features of megalithic stone rows in western Switzerland
  12:25 - 12:45 Henriksson G. Megalithic Total Solar Eclipses
  12:45 - 13:05 Kollerstrom N. The Lunar meaning of Avebury and Stonehenge
  13:05 - 14:30 Lunch  
  14:30 - 14:50 Blomberg M. The historical significance of the orientations of the chamber-tombs of Bronze Age Crete near Mavro Spelio (Black Cave)
  14:50 - 15:10 Ridderstad M.P. Games for Cosmos: How the Minoan elite ruled their people by mastering ritual performance and the cycles of time     
  15:10 - 15:30 Cristofaro I. A Journey to the Late Bronze Age Minoan Underworld: The Reflection of Sunlight on the Sea as an Axis Mundi 
  15:30 - 15:50 Rappenglück B. Exceptional evidence of a prehistoric meteorite impact at the archaeological site of Stöttham (Chiemgau, SE-Germany)
  15:50 - 16:10 Thuillard M. A statistical and Information-Theoretical Analysis of the Motifs on Bronze Age Golden Hats.
  16:10 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
  16:30 - 16:50 Wanek S. Was the knowledge of the spherical shape of the Earth in roman imperial period reserved to the elite or was it common knowledge?
  16:50 - 17:10 Lanciano N. Which rule for the order of days in the week in artifacts from Roman times to 1600
  17:10 - 17:30 Liritzis J. The Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes (Athens, Greece): Investigation of its eight plane sundials
  17:30 - 17:50 Silva F. Introducing skyscapeR, an open-source R package for data reduction, visualization and analysis in cultural astronomy
  17:50 - 18:10 Zotti G. A Virtual Park of Astronomical Instruments
Wed 9:00 - 9:20 Sims L. “Th’inconstant Moon”: lunar celestial mechanics as a template for ritual transformations.
  9:20 - 9:40 González-García A.C. Lunar Standstills or Lunastices: a lunatic myth or a moonly reality?
  9:40 - 10:00 Rappenglück M.A. A Catchy World Model: The Concept(s) of Cosmic Mountain(s) Used by Ancient Cultures
  10:00 - 10:20 Brown D. Empowering Sky Imagery
  10:20 - 10:40 Feeney-Beaton M.H. Weaving as cosmic instrument: a sublimation of the vertical and the horizontal
  10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break  
  11:10 - 11:30 Motta S. The “ Intihuatana” of Saywite ( Perù):  an archaeoastronomical investigation on the role of time marker of  the gnomon
  11:30 - 11:50 Malville J. M. Llactapata and the Puzzle of the Two Coricanchas
  11:50 - 12:10 Benfer R.A. A Condor Shaped Stone Pillar that Marked the Equinox 2,000 Years Ago at the Adean Site of Buena Vista
  12:10 - 12:30 Balbi J.N. Meaning and coincidences. A study into the archeoastronomy of Inka structures and their ritual significance
  12:30 - 14:30 Lunch  
  14:30 - 15:30 Kaiser B. Schloss Eggenberg - A Symbolic World
  16:00 - 18:00 Guided Tours of Eggenberg Castle
  19:00 - 21:00 Reception by the Mayor of Graz (Town Hall)
Thu 9:00 - 9:35 Pankenier D.W. Planetary Astrology in Early China and the Sāsānian Connection
  9:35 - 9:55 Perez-Enriquez R. Astronomical and Geographical Features of Zhoubi Deduced from Mythology and Gnomonic
  9:55 - 10:15 Kirillov A. Calendar meaning of Timber-grave community pottery ornament in accordance with the Vedic tradition of the sacrifice
  10:15 - 10:35 Goto A. Archaeoastronomy of Japan: a short history
  10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
  11:00 - 11:20 Leimlehner A.B. Solar Returns: From observing the sky to observing birthdays
  11:20 - 11:40 Wood F.S. The 19-year Luni-solar Cycle of the Odyssey, the Pylos Combat Warrior Seal and the Antikythera Mechanism
  11:40 - 12:00 Manglova P. Structure of the sacred space, astronomical orientation and functional evolution of the rock-cut monument near the village of Lilych, Kyustendil region, Bulgaria
  12:00 - 12:20 Zangger E. The Hittite Rock Sanctuary of Yazılıkaya: A Lunisolar Calendar from c. 1250 B.
  12:20 - 12:40 Silva F. A robust statistical significance test for the orientation of archaeological structures 
  12:40 - 14:00 Lunch  
  14:00 - 14:20 Campion N. Politics, Harmony and Managing Change in Kepler's Astronomy
  14:20 - 14:40 Velo U. The harmony of J. Kepler. Elliptical form  in geometry and music
  14:40 - 15:00 Rothwangl S. Kepler’s calculations of the Creation’s date, compared to Dionysius Exiguus’ Adjustment of Anno Domini
  15:00 - 16:00 Poster and coffee
  16:30 - 19:00 Guided City Tours and visit of the Kepler Museum
Fri 9:00 - 9:35 Baki P. Astronomy and Indigenous Technologies in Africa 
  9:35 - 9:55 Chukwuetzi B. The regularities of the celestial forces; the concept of the sun and the moon in Igbo world view
  9:55 - 10:15 Assasi R. Origins of Ka’ba and The Celestial Order
  10:15 - 10:35 Mohammad S. Mozaffari A New Light on the Central Instrument of the Samarqand Observatory
  10:35 - 10:55 Bekbassar N. Numerical, Geometric and Orientation Properties of “Steppe Geoglyphs” in Kazakhstan
  10:55 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
  11:15 - 12:45 SEAC General Assembly
  12:45 - 14:00 Lunch  
  14:00 - 14:20 Galindo Trejo J. The calendrical period of 13 days as a basis to explain the solar orientation of architectural structures in Mesoamerica
  14:20 - 14:40 Iwaniszewski S. The use of the Palenque ratio in the Lunar Series as a means to preserve the legitimacy of the ruling dynasty of the Palenque kingdom
  14:40 - 15:00 Sprajc I. Solar alignments and observational techniques in Mesoamerica
  15:00 - 15:20 Hohmann H. Calendar House at Copan? Significant orientations of structures in the Sepulturas region
  15:20 - 15:40 Barrera Atuesta C.E. Harmonic Cycles and Symmetric Time Structures in Mesoamerican Architecture
  15:40 - 16:00 Mejuto J. Tolupan Universe: A Mesoamerican cosmovision
  16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
  16:30 - 16:50 Incerti M. The astrological cycle of Schifanoia: the complexity of content through digital representation
  16:50 - 17:10 Leone I. Diachronic evolution of the orientation of the early Christian and medieval churches of Rome
  17:10 - 17:30 Ragkos N. Intellectual transformations during Renaissance - The change of worldview - Impacts on the architectural thought and creation in the Czech lands during 16th and early 17th century
  17:30 - 17:50 Spinazzè E. The orientation of Roman centuriations. Disposition of Christian medieval sacred buildings inside the Roman centuria situated in Northern Italy
  19:00 - 21:00 Reception by the Govenor of Styria (Orangerie)
Sa 9:00 - 9:35 Hunger H. Celestial regularity as a basis oftime reckoning
  9:35 - 9:55 Hoffmann S.M. Harmony and symmetry: The Planetarium Babylonicum of MUL.APIN 
  9:55 - 10:15 Tiede V. Ziggurats of Mesopotamia: An Astro-Archaeological Analysis
  10:15 - 10:35 Gullberg S.R. A Cultural Comparison of Dark Sky Constellations
  10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
  11:00 - 11:20 Belmonte J.A. On the orientation of Roman cities in the Illyrian coast: a statistical and comparative study
  11:20 - 11:40 Bekbassar N. Numerical, Geometric and Orientation Properties of “Steppe Geoglyphs” in Kazakhstan
  11:40 - 12:00 Bajic A. The summer solstice Sun in Lepenski Vir
  12:00 - 12:20 Dilanian K. "Harmonices Mundi" by Johannes Kepler and Georg Kraft’s prediction for ice drift on the Neva River in 1732
  12:20 - 14:00 Lunch  
  14:00 - 14:20 Gropp H. The Gregorian calendar in Austria and Johannes Kepler
  14:20 - 14:40 Draxler S. The calendar table in Stift Rein
  14:40 - 15:00 Gullberg S.R. Notes from the IAU Working Group  for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture
  15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break  
  15:30 - 17:00 Frank R.M., Iwaniszewsky S., Malville K., Lopez A.M., Silva F. Round Table: The Ontological Turn in Anthropology and Archaeology and Ist Importance for Cultural Astronomy
  19:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner  
  Poster presentations    
  Poster 1 Bajic A. & Dimitrijevic M.S. Archaeoastronomical investigation of Felix Romuliana
  Poster 2 Besser B. P. Graz and Kepler - working, living, and commemoration
  Poster 3 Kale J. Sky as the cultural landscape
  Poster 4 Motta S. The case of the enclosure burials of Bonlez (Belgium): an archaeoastronomical analysis
  Poster 5 Latura G. 'Child of Earth & Starry Sky' – Orphic/Bacchic Gold Lamellae
  Poster 6 Latura G. & Rothwangl S. In Harmony with the Cosmos: Of Calendars & Priests 
  Poster 7 Perkins D.K. The Universe Isn’t Silent: Electroacoustic Ensembles with Life 2.0
  Poster 8 Perez-Enriquez R. Identification of Seris’ Constellations from Memory and Experience
  Poster 9 Mejuto J. Building a robust methodologyin archaeoastronomy
  Poster 10 Gottlieb-Roberts M. Rembrandt and the Telescope
  Poster 11 Rothwangl S. A Vulva-like Rock Sculpture at Externsteine/Germany and Fullmoon as Indication for Sexual Rituals
  Poster 12 Maglova P. Eneolithic solar calendar in the Magura cave near the village of Rabisha, Belogradchikmunicipality, Bulgaria
  Poster 13 Maglova P. Development over time and astronomical orientations of the Demir Baba teke near the village of Sveshtari, Bulgaria
  Poster 14 Türler M. A calendrical interpretation of spirals in Irish megalithic art
  Poster 15 Wokke A. Astronomy in the northern Bronze Age. The ring patterns on the women´s belt plates astonomically/geometrically analyzed
  Poster 16 Ziolkowski M. A 17th century "Mountain Calendar" from Zywiec (Poland): an erudite's invention or a local Mountaineers' tradition?
  Poster 17 Spagocci S. Archaeoastronomical Stratigraphy: Investigations on a Cisalpine Celtic Enclosure





Post-Conference Tours: 8:00 - 18:00

  1. Stift Rein, Georgibergkirche and Teufelstein
    Good footwear is necessary; about 15 - 20 min to walk
    We will visit:
    • Stift Rein (oldest Cisterian Monastery with astronomical objects)
    • Teufelstein (Lucefer's Rock, a prehistoric celestial observatory with mythic tradition and possible geodetical significance)
    • Church of Mt. St. George (medieval profaned church with North-South orientation, a window with calendric function, and possible geodetical significance)
  2. Stift Rein and Burgmuseum Archeo Norico
    We will visit:

Both tours will cost about 60 - 80 Euros, depending on the number of participants.

Please indicate in the questionnaire your preferred tour till end of April.


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