The Past Has Ears is a portal to research on Cultural Heritage of Acoustics, focusing on room acoustics and soundscape.
This site directly hosts 2 projects:
These 2 projects are inspired by the concept of the mythical phoenix, represented by the constellation phe, and the detrimental fires which have ravaged various historical sites having an acoustics of importance. These projects rely on the use of virtual reality and simulations to study and experience the acoustics of historical sites. The projects also represent a collaborative effort between social/human science researchers and acoustic/information technology researchers, to the benefit of all disciplines.
These projects are associated with studies in archeoacoustics as it relates to room acoustics. PHE and PHEND are also part of the Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics EVAA program, led by the "Sound Spaces" Sorbonne University team.
PHE is a collaborative research project. Partners in the project include researchers from a wide range of disciplines focusing on room acoustics as an important aspect of cultural heritage. Funding has been provided by the EU JPI Cultural Heritage project PHE.
For more information, follow the PHE project link.
PHEND is a French collaborative research project funded by the ANR. Partners in the project include researchers from a wide range of disciplines, all with an interest in the sonic history of the Notre-Dame cathedral.
For more information, follow the PHEND project link.
EVAA (Experimental Virtual Archaeological-Acoustics) is a directive/umbrella project centralizing a variety projects focusing on heritage acoustics research and the use of acoustic simulations and virtual reality. Our goals are to facilite and coordinate research in this area, and encouraging collaborations and communications between researchers in various field interested in acoustic cultural heritage.
For more information, follow the EVAA link.
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