Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries. The series invites conversation with experts across the discipline. Numerous university centers and institutes at Ohio State also provide valuable opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Those of particular interest include the Center for Cognitive Science, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Hilandar Research Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, the Slavic and East European Studies Center, the Center for African Studies, the Center for Folklore Studies, the Humanities Institute, the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Offered Mondays at 4 p.m. and in person unless noted otherwise.
Attendance is free.
In-person at the 18th Avenue Library, 175 W. 18th Ave. (Music & Dance Library, second floor, room 205). Campus visitors, please use either the Tuttle Park Place Garage or the Ohio Union South Garage. All other garages in the vicinity of the 18th Ave. Library are closed to visitors before 4 p.m. Masks optional.
Lectures will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. as noted above.
"Centering Artists and their Communities in Hip Hop Higher Education." With Mark Katz, John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and founding director of the U.S. State Department hip hop cultural diplomacy program, Next Level. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries; the Mershon Center for International Security Studies; and EMIC, the graduate student organization for the study of expressive culture. We are grateful for funding provided by the Center for Ethics and Human values.
"See Me Now: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Pop Songs." With Lauron Kehrer, assistant professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology in the Irving S. Gilmore School of Music at Western Michigan University. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries and EMIC, the graduate student organization for the study of expressive culture.
“Zinester Same As Punks: Constructing Punk Publics in Japan Through Print Materials.” With Robert Dahlberg-Sears, lecturer, Liberal Arts at Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku, 上智大学), Tokyo, Japan. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
All events are subject to change.
- 2/27/23 — "Sonic Intimacy and Everyday Solidarities in a West African Village." With Sidra Lawrence, associate professor of ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University.
- 3/6/23 — "Sounding Community Pride in the Mountains: LGBTQ Cultural Placemaking, Publics, and Activism in West Virginia." With Jacob Kopcienski, PhD candidate, Ohio State.
- 3/20/23 — "Fans’ Histories as Part of the Supremes’ Story." With Elena Cruz-López, PhD candidate, Ohio State.
- 3/27/23 — "K as a Floating Signifier: The meaning of K in multiethnic K-pop." With Wonseok Lee, PhD candidate, Ohio State.
- 4/3/23 — “'We Are Not a Refugee Orchestra:' The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra and its Roots in Cold War Cultural Diplomacy." With Katelin Webster, PhD candidate, Ohio State.
- 10/3/22 — "How to Perform an Archive: Listening and Sonic Ethnography as Methods to Reinterpret Sonic Archives." With Brian Harnetty, post-doctoral scholar and GAHDT Fellow (Global Arts + Humanities Discovery theme). Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
- 10/17/22 — "Approaches to Community-Engaged Research in the Humanities." With Elena Cruz-López and Jacob Kopcienski, PhD candidates in musicology. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.
- 11/7/22 — "Distance Listening and the Diasporic Imagination." With Van My Truong, post-doctoral fellow in Comparative Studies. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries and the Department of Comparative Studies.
- 11/28/22 — "Deploying Deadness at Louis Armstrong’s House." With Michael C. Heller, University of Pittsburgh. This lecture is offered in hybrid format. Online registration is required to attend virtually; a Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.