David Seamon (PhD, 1977, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts USA) is a Professor of Environment-Behavior and Place Studies in the Department of Architecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Trained in behavioral geography and environment-behavior research, he is interested in a phenomenological approach to place, architecture, environmental experience, and environmental design as place making. His books include: A Geography of the Lifeworld (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979/Routledge Revival series, 2015); The Human Experience of Space and Place (edited with Anne Buttimer, London: Croom Helm, 1980); Dwelling, Place and Environment: Toward a Phenomenology of Person and World (edited with Robert Mugerauer; New York: Columbia University Press, 1989); Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing: Toward a Phenomenological Ecology (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1993); and Goethe’s Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature (edited with Arthur Zajonc, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1998). Seamon’s A GEOGRAPHY OF THE LIFEWORLD was reprinted in Routledge’s “Revival” series in 2015. His book, LIFE TAKES PLACE, will be published by Routledge in 2018. He is editor of Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology, which celebrated its 25th year of publication in 2014. DOIs for many of my books, articles, and chapters are available at the ORCHID website at Dr. David Seamon, Architecture Department, Kansas State University, 211 Seaton Hall, Manhattan, KS. 66506-2901 USA. Tel 1-785-532-5953; Most of his writings, including articles and book chapters, are available at:

MemberMark George

Mark K. George is Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. His scholarship primarily treats the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and, within that corpus, the Pentateuch and narrative texts. The focus of his work is on ancient systems of thought operating within this literature, whether they be social systems and structures expressed through the practices and conceptions of space, or the creation of particular subjectivities and the ways in which individuals govern or conduct their lives. George is the author or editor of three books, including Israel’s Tabernacle as Social Space (SBL Press, 2009) and a number of articles and encyclopedia entries, including “Aniconism” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (Oxford, 2016). His current project is a book titled Deuteronomy’s Subject: Governmentality and the Creation of “Israel,” an analysis of the systems and techniques by which Deuteronomy creates Israel as a governable subject, one that is loyal and docile. He also is learning natural language processing (NLP), which is opening up new avenues of research as well as new perspectives from which to examine ancient systems of thought.

MemberBernard SIONNEAU

As a former Senior Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies for 30 years, my professional track has encompassed several experiences combining lecturing, applied research and counsel in politics, foreign affairs, economics and management. Developing critical thinking in our elites’ academic education, while boosting their capacity to use “mondiology” as a basis for sound societal decisions, is now a priority. note : the reader will find a definition for “mondiology” and “critical thinking” at

MemberIñigo Sánchez Fuarros

I graduated in Musicology at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2001, studying part of my degree at the Music Department of the Royal Holloway (University of London), In 2002 I won a doctoral scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to do my PhD at the Department of Archeology and Anthropology at the Institució Milá i Fontanals (Spanish National Research Council). This period of study also included a research stay at the Music Department of the University of Texas at Austin, USA (2004). I completed a PhD in anthropology at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2008. My dissertation explored the musical practices of the Cuban diaspora in Barcelona. In 2011 I moved to Lisbon (Portugal) where I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia (INET-MD) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa thanks to  a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. More recently I have been working as a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. I have been presenting my research regularly in national and international conferences. In 2012, I published my first monograph (Cubaneando en Barcelona. Música, migración y experiencia urbana) in the distinguished collection “Biblioteca de dialectología y tradiciones populares” of the CSIC’s Publications Department (Madrid). I have  giving lectures and courses in many European universities, including University of London, INCIPIT-CSIC, Universidad del País Vasco, Universitat de Barcelona, etc. Since 2012 I have been  teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Music Department of the Faculdade de Ciềncias Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). I have extensive experience in the organization and management of research and development activities. I was appointed appointed member of the Board and secretary of the SIBE-Spanish Society for Ethnomusicology (2006-2014). I am also an active member of several international learned societies in the fields of anthropology and music studies (SEM, ICTM, EASA, SIBE). I have contributed to several national and international research projects, participating in the creation and scientific coordination of the research network LXnights, based at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2013 I was appointed as editor of TRANS-Transcultural Music Review, a leading scientic journal in the field of music studies in the Spanish-speaking world. I am also member of the Editorial Board of the journal Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia and Archiv für Textmusikforschung. My scientific judgment is often required by different national and international institutions to evaluate academic work.

MemberDaniel Knitter

Hi! I am a postdoc at the Physical Geography unit of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Since my Master I work with prehistoric and classical archaeologists in different research projects mainly in central Europe, Greece, and Turkey. Together we investigate human-society-landscape-environment interactions. My main methodological tools are quantitative spatial analyses using models as heuristic devices. Besides landscape archeology, I am interested in (critical physical) geography, reproducible research, philosophy of science, inter-, and transdisciplinarity.

MemberBradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and his poems have appeared in over two-dozen journals, including recent publications in Grain, Mannequin Haus, Masque & Spectacle, Nerve CowboyQueen Mob’s Teahouse, Spork, Sugar House Review, Verse, and elsewhere. He has also written a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture, which have been published in boundary 2, CounterText, Critique, Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), The Silence of Fallout (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), Studies in the Novel, and elsewhere. More information is available at