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.
Lectures are held Mondays at 4 p.m.* in the 18th Avenue Library, 175 W. 18th Ave. (Music & Dance Library, second floor, room 205). These events are free and open to the public. 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.
* For any lecture or workshop offered virtually, registration is required. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link.
Autumn Semester 2021
All autumn lectures are offered virtually. Online registration is required.
Writing Songs You Don’t Much Like: Collective Attribution, Field Spanning, and Rationalizing Artistic Risk in Country Music. With Dr. Rachel Skaggs (Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Ohio State).
Undesirable Humanness: An Ethnography of the Uncanny Valley. With Dr. Ritwik Banerji (Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati).
Contingent Encounters: Improvisation, Everyday Life, and the Music of Eric Dolphy. With Dr. Dan DiPiero (Comparative Studies, Ohio State).
- 1/13/21 Workshop • How to Explore Diverse Career Paths: A Workshop for Doctoral Students with Dr. Rob Pearson, Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Career Planning, Emory University.
- 1/25/21 — Writing Ourselves into the Future: An Overview of 400: An Afrikan Epic. Mark Lomax II, composer/artist/activist/educator. Co-sponsored by the EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture and The Ohio State University Libraries.
- 2/1/21 — Hired to be Overheard: Resonances of Chindon-ya on the Streets of Osaka. Marié Abe, Boston University. Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the EMIC Graduate Student Group for Studies in Expressive Culture.
- 3/1/21 — Latinx-Appalachian Migration Narratives, Borders, and Belonging in the Blue Ridge. Sophia Enriquez, Ohio State.
- 3/8/21 — Taylor Swift Becomes Pop: Claiming Adulthood, Leveraging Whiteness. Phoebe Hughes, Ohio State.
- 4/30/21 Special Event — The Barnett "Symposium" Speaker Series presents The Magic is in the Middle: Philanthropy and the Future of Music in American Cities with Elizabeth Cawein. Hosted by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.