Musicology Events

18th Avenue Library, formerly known as Science and Engineering Library

Lecture Series

Lectures in Musicology is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Libraries.

Lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in the 18th Avenue Library (second floor, Music/Dance Library, Room 205), 175 West 18th Ave., unless otherwise noted. These events are FREE and open to the public.

Campus visitors, please use 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.

Spring 2020 Series


Music as Labor; Music as Work: 100 years of Turkish Roman Musician Narratives. Sonia Seeman, University of Texas–Austin. This lecture is sponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility and co-sponsored by University Libraries.

FEBRUARY 10  •  122 p.m.  •  100 Ramseyer Hall, 29 W. Woodruff

Film screening of Wajd: Songs of Separation by Amar Chebib, director, producer, cinematographer and editor. In the wake of unimaginable loss, three Syrian refugees turn to their love of Sufi music. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, the Middle East Area and Islamic Studies Librarian, and the Ethnomusicology program of the School of Music.


Sounds of the Cold War Acropolis: Halim El-Dabh at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Brigid Cohen, New York University. This lecture is supported by a generous grant from the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme of Migration, Mobility and Immobility.


“Teaching: The Craziest Form of Art" — Magnús Pálsson and The New Art Department. Adam Buffington, Ohio State.

APRIL 6 ***Canceled*** Writing Ourselves into the Future: An Overview of 400: An Afrikan Epic. Mark Lomax II, composer/artist/activist/educator. This event is co-sponsored by the EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture. Many Ohio State events scheduled through April 20 have been canceled, rescheduled or reformatted. The safety of our community is our top priority. We will share updates as more information becomes available.

Autumn 2019 Series

Spring 2019 Series