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Ariosto and the Arabs - an International Conference

October 20, 2017

A diverse range of international guest scholars working on European and Near Middle Eastern history and culture gathered at I Tatti on October 18-19 for the conference Ariosto and the Arabs: Contexts of the Orlando Furioso. Organized by former Villa I Tatti Fellows Mario Casari, Monica Preti, and Michael Wyatt, the conference took inspiration from Borges’ celebrated poem ‘Ariosto y los Arabes’ (1960) in order to focus on the Muslim world as the essential ' Read more about Ariosto and the Arabs - an International Conference

Conference: Music in the Mediterranean Diaspora

Conference: Music in the Mediterranean Diaspora

May 9, 2017

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 Read more about Conference: Music in the Mediterranean Diaspora