Conference: Music in the Mediterranean Diaspora

Date: 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day)

Location: 

Gould Hall


This interdisciplinary conference examines the circulation of music and musicians throughout the Mediterranean diaspora. It concentrates on music as a migratory frontrunner and privileges displacement as its critical lens with the specific aim of crystalizing new theoretical approaches to mobility. Across a series of contributions grounded in history, anthropology, demography, literature, and music, we ask how border-crossing histories can shift our critical appraisal of cultural production and, conversely, how the study of musical performance can help us sight instances of ethnic encounter, creolization, and cultural métissage that are otherwise difficult to trace.

Organizer: Kate van Orden (Harvard University)

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