Musicology Colloquia Series: Ethnography and Creative Process in the Arts


Start Date: Jan 28, 2021 - 02:00pm
End Date: Apr 28, 2021 - 02:30pm

Location: Presented via Webinar

The Department of Music Musicology Colloquia Series: Ethnography and Creative Process in the Arts begins on Thursday, January 28 at 2 pm. Dr. Philip Ewell, Associate Professor of Music at Hunter College CUNY will present his talk How We Got Here, Where to Next: Examining Assimilationism in American Music Studies. Pre register for each event here or email

All talks and workshops will be held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.  Additional speakers include:

2/18  Weaving the World: Place, Dialogue, and Character in Ethnographic Writing presented by Dr. Paul Stoller, Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University

3/4 Finding Songs on the AIr: Lessons from Brittany France presented by Melanie Curran, Independent Musician and Ethnographer

3/25 Crossing Over and Fighting Back: Race, Music and U.S. History presented by Dr. Charles L. Hughes, Director, Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College

4/8 The Two Faces of Janus: Rethinking My Ethnographic Research as an Insider/Outsider presented by Dr. Marco Lutzu, Ethnomusicologist Universita degli Studi di Cagliarai (University of Cagllari), Sardenia, Italy

4/22 Where Ethnography Meets Poetry: Poetry Reading and Workshop with Ethnographic Poets Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Ather Zia and Adrie Kusserow  presented by Dr. Melisa Cahanmann-Taylor, Professor TESOL and World Language Education, University of Georgia; Dr. Ather Zia, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Gender Studies Program, University of Northern Colorado; and Dr. Adrie Kusserow, Professor of Anthropology, St. Michael's College, Vermont

4/29 Teaching the "Anthropology of Food" at Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) During the Pandemic: An Ethnographic Encounter presented by Dr. Les Field, Professor, Department of Anthropology UNM