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Nov. 17–18: “Sound and the Sacred”

Sound and the Sacred

The “Sound and the Sacred”

The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host “Sound and the Sacred,” a symposium that showcases projects exploring sound and its reception, particularly within sacred landscapes. The event takes place Nov. 17 and 18 in Royce Hall.

Sound plays a role in the formation and perception of the sacred. Religions acknowledge the importance of sound, manifested in the voice of God, the call to prayer, collective chant and other profound ways. This symposium addresses questions that are at the forefront of current academic research in the humanities and sciences. The projects include acoustical measurements of ancient, Early Christian, Byzantine, Western Medieval, Islamic and Renaissance temples, churches and mosques.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Royce Hall room 314. The symposium starts at 9:30 a.m. each day and includes a schedule of speakers and discussions. Register for the free event and view a detailed schedule on the event page.

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