International Conference 'Music and Migration', October 15-17 2009, University of
* Professor Nina Glick-Schiller, University of Manchester
* Professor Philip Bohlman, University of Chicago
Round table chaired by: Simon Broughton, Editor of Songlines magazine, UK
This conference will explore the relationship between music and migration by providing new insights into the creative practices and life-stories of migrant artists across the globe. A core theme of the conference will be the motivations and experiences of migrant musicians who leave, return, stay or move beyond their localities. Past and on-going research shows that patterns of migration are clearly linked to transnational networks. By focusing on the role of migrant musicians within such networks, this conference seeks to analyse and understand the extent to which musicians networks may or may not be special cases within migration studies.
The conference will provide an international forum for interdisciplinary debate, including keynote lectures from musicological and social sciences perspectives and 40 cutting-edge research papers from international colleagues working across the Humanities and Social Sciences (program to follow).
This event will open with a reception and a special concert by well-known Malagasy and North African musicians.
Registration has now opened, with special early bird concession prices until June 15. Information and booking forms :
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