Nights Of Yore

Life After Dark In The Ancient World

Before social, technological, and scientific factors transformed our world, what was life like after dark?

  • How did ancient cultures experience, view, and portray the night?
  • What was it like to live when total nocturnal darkness was the norm?
  • What can ancient civilizations teach us about contemporary nighttime culture?

It takes archaeologists and anthropologists to respond to this level of curiosity. 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 24HourNation presented three respected scholars and researchers who easily qualify as experts on the subject:

  • Nancy Gonlin, PhD — Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA, United States
  • April Nowell, PhD — University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Jane Eva Baxter, PhD — DePaul University, Chicago, IL, United States

More information:

Cite this blog post
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (2024, April 3). Nights Of Yore. International Night Studies Network. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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