Message #17: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'z Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Cultural Aspects of Astronomy: An Intersection of Disciplines Date: Sat, 30 Dec 95 12:16:00 MST Encoding: 104 TEXT Cultural Aspects of Astronomy: An Intersection of Disciplines, an international meeting to study the importance of astronomical phenomena in human culture, will be held at St. John's College in Santa Fe, N. M., August 3-9, 1996. This will be the fifth in a series of triennial "Oxford Conferences in Archaeoastronomy" that have focused on the role that astronomical phenomena have played in human societies, ranging from the applied (such as the basis for calendrics and orientations) to the ceremonial (the significance given the ritual landscape" of the sky). "Oxford V" will serve as a meeting place for those working in a number of disciplines who share a common interest in the reaction of traditional societies of the past and present to these phenomena. We invite inquiries from those studying specific societies who include aspects of astronomy in their investigations, as well as those interested in comparative studies of the response across societies to common astronomical phenomena. In all cases, the emphasis will be on the reaction of human societies to these astronomical phenomena as part of the worldview of each society. Most attendees will present new results in the general area of the conference; however, some who wish to attend the meeting without making formal presentations can also be included. Further information at: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~zeilik/oxfordV, or from Mike Zeilik, UNM [firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 983-4183]; Ray White, U of A [email@example.com or (520) 621-6528]; or Rolf Sinclair, NSF [a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com or (703) 306-1809].