Musicology Events


Lecture Series

18th Ave. Library

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. Masks are optional on campus. They are still required in health settings and encouraged on campus transportation.

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.

Spring 2023

Lectures will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. as noted above.

The February 20 lecture is rescheduled to April 3 (below). 

February 27

"Sonic Intimacy and Everyday Solidarities in a West African Village." With Sidra Lawrence, associate professor of ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University.

March 6

"Sounding Community Pride in the Mountains: LGBTQ Cultural Placemaking, Publics, and Activism in West Virginia." With Jacob Kopcienski, PhD candidate, Ohio State.

March 20

"Fans’ Histories as Part of the Supremes’ Story." With Elena Cruz-López, PhD candidate, Ohio State.

March 27

"K as a Floating Signifier: The meaning of K in multiethnic K-pop." With Wonseok Lee, PhD candidate, Ohio State.

April 3

'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.

All events are subject to change.

Autumn 2022

Spring 2022

All lectures are co-sponsored by the Music and Dance Library, the EMIC Graduate Student Association and the Ethnomusicology program.

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