Topical Collection "Historical Acoustics"
A topical collection in Acoustics (ISSN 2624-599X).
Interests: environmental acoustics; soundscape; community noise; noise annoyance; urban planning; environmental design; environmental assessment; landscape design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Acoustics: Historical Acoustics: Relationships between People and Sound over Time
Special Issue in Urban Science: Urban Acoustic Environments
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Crowd-Sourced Data and Distributed Sensor Networks for Environmental Acoustics Assessments in Urban and Suburban Contexts
Further to the success of the Special Issue "Historical Acoustics: Relationships between People and Sound over Time", we are delighted to open this topic collection.
Scientific acoustical studies date back to the 6th century BC, with ancient Greek philosophers, and were developed later on by Roman architects and engineers. The establishment of “acoustics” as the science of the “production, transmission and effects of sound” in our modern understanding can be determined to have happened approximately two hundred years ago. Societies and cultures have been more or less aware of the importance of “sound” and the science underpinning it, and acoustics have always played a central role in our lives and evolution.
Recent research outcomes from archaeoacoustics, investigating the auditory and acoustic environment of prehistoric sites and monuments, have been very fruitful. The aim of this Topic Collection is to explore the origins of acoustics, by examining relationships between people and sound over time. The topics include but are not limited to:
- Acoustic characterization of prehistorical and historical spaces and buildings;
- Acoustics of worship spaces (e.g., temples, mosques, churches) and ancient theaters;
- Auralization of soundscapes of the past;
- Soundscape of heritage sites and sound as cultural heritage;
- Literature reviews on acoustic treaties.
Dr. Francesco Aletta
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Acoustics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Historical acoustics
- Ancient theatres
- Worship acoustics
- Soundscapes of the past
- Cultural heritage