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 in person and online, Mondays at 4 p.m. (unless noted otherwise)
Attendance is free. Registration is required for both modes of attendance.
- 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.
- Online — For the virtual experience, a Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email.
Spring Semester 2022
All lectures are co-sponsored by the Music and Dance Library, the EMIC Graduate Student Association and the Ethnomusicology program.
Big Enigmas of a Small Finno-Ugric Culture: The Ancient Polyphonic Singing of the Seto (South-East Estonia). With Dr. Žanna Pärtlas (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre; Institute of National and Folk Culture of the Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia). Co-sponsored by the Music Theory area in addition to the above named co-sponsors. Hybrid format.
March 7 • 7:30–9 p.m. ET
Alienation and Marginality in Music: Race, Gender, Sexuality. With Dr. Gavin Lee (Soochow University, China; scholar of music studies at intersection of global musical modernisms, queer and decolonial theory, affect, posthumanism and musical Asias). Presented virtually from Asia, this talk will be recorded.
Bangkok After Dark: Maurice Rocco and Cold War Global Nightlife. With Dr. Benjamin Tausig (Stony Brook University Department of Music; Asian and Asian-American Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies). Hybrid format.
Encountering Afro-Sweden: Ryan Skinner in dialogue with Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah. With Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah, Ghanaian-Swedish teacher, author, producer, musician; and Dr. Ryan Skinner, musicology and African-American and African Studies, Ohio State. Co-sponsored by the Office of Outreach and Engagement in addition to the above named co-sponsors. Hybrid format.
- 9/27/21 — 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).
- 10/18/21 — Undesirable Humanness: An Ethnography of the Uncanny Valley. With Dr. Ritwik Banerji (Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati).
- 11/8/21 — Contingent Encounters: Improvisation, Everyday Life, and the Music of Eric Dolphy. With Dr. Dan DiPiero (Comparative Studies, Ohio State).