Public Event

Music, Jews and Globalization: A Workshop
Monday, November 17, 2014
Center for Advanced Study
912 West Illinois Street
Urbana (View Map)

November 17-18, 2014

Since the mid-nineteenth century, transformations in communications and technology have accelerated the pace of encounter and exchange between musical cultures. Participants in this workshop will come together in order to share disciplinary perspectives on the reshaping of musical life brought about by these changes since the late nineteenth century, concentrating on the many-sided involvement of Jews as musicians, musicologists, and entrepreneurs in the modern world. The work aims to bring together approaches from multiple disciplines for mutual enrichment and critical reflection; participants will be encouraged to contribute a broadly reflective talk that will lead to discussions of issues of general interest.

Invited participants include:

Philip Bohlman (Music, University of Chicago)
Annegret Fauser (Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
William Kinderman (Musicology, University of Illinois)
Harry Liebersohn (History, University of Illinois)
Lars-Christian Koch (Music, University of Cologne)
James Loeffler (History, University of Virginia),
Bruno Nettl (Musicology, Emeritus, University of Illinois)

University of Illinois faculty will serve as moderators or commentators.

The workshop is free and open to the public.