The Institute of Archaeology of the CAS, Prague would like to invite You to a lecture delivered by Prof. Felipe Criado-Boado (Institute of Heritage Sciences – Incipit, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC): FROM LANDSCAPE TO MINDSCAPE: VISUAL COGNITION AND ARCHAEOLOGY. The lecture will be held on Thursday March 8th, 2018 from 2.00 p.m. in the library of the Institute in Letenská str. 4.
Landscape constructions relies on the concept of space embedded in each socio-cultural formation. This has been substantially proved by years of research on landscape archaeology. However, is there any other effective way to study “space” beyond symbolic, cognitive or emotional archaeologies? This talk will examine how materializations of human practices relate to cognition and to socio-cultural contexts. Perceptual studies of prehistoric material styles, underpin the material engagement of mind by showing that the visual world fosters an engagement between doing, seeing, and designing through history.