How does the ancient mind work? Are symbols mere doodles? Do motifs in art have any significance?

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DURATION: 7 DAYS | START DATE: 00/00/0000 | BATCH: August 2021

Culture is crucial for understanding human behavior. Human behavior involves studying cognition as it encompasses the processes associated with perception, knowledge, problem solving, judgment, language, and memory. Cultural transmission allows the transfer of experiences, symbolism, and motifs. The course focuses on the ancient mind. From Paleolithic cave art to the modern mind, students will be on a journey of understanding the path to the ideational through case studies set in the past.

7 Day Course in August 2021 starting from _______
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  • An understanding of the theories behind cognition and cultural transmission
  • Analyzing symbols and motifs in a structured manner from different contexts
  • Learning associations between the ancient mind and material culture

Recommended For:

Recommended for archaeologists and anthropologists

Sonali Gupta LL.B., Ph.D. (UCLA) specializes in Archaeology and has worked for nearly a decade in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She is an anthropological archaeologist and has led the first international field school in India under her project “Myth and Reality in the Himalayas.” She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and her Institute of which she is the Founding Director, the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies, situated in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Her core area of research is cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She has various projects in collaboration with Flinders University, Institute of Field Research, University of Delhi and, the Archaeological Survey of India

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Is it a certificate course ?

Yes, you will get an e-certificate on completion of the course (during that month)

Will I be able to get a recording ?

Yes, you will get a recording link for a limited time only if you miss a class

Is this course good for me ? I am a beginner.

Yes, this course is tailored for everyone.

What are the general timings of the course ? Can we get recordings if enrolling from another time zone?

The timings are usually in the evening, Indian Standard Time, if you are in another time zone, we can record the sessions for you.

How do I pay ? Form of payment ?

You click on the "Enroll Now" button and transfer through Razor pay to the HICHS Foundation

Are you going to offer this course again?

Please keep checking the website. We may repeat it in due course.

Is this an online course ?

Yes, this is a virtual course with active engagement with students.
For the Middle Himalaya course, students get assignments and are graded as well.

In case of a technical glitch, will the lesson be rescheduled ?

Yes, the lesson will be rescheduled