Public Event

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

November 17 and 18

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.

All sessions will be held at the Center for Advanced Study, 912 W. Illinois Street, Urbana

Monday, November 17

Coffee and gathering

Harry Liebersohn (History, University of Illinois)
Globalization Goes Local


10:45-12:00 noon
Angela Glaros (Anthropology, Eastern Illinois University), Marc Hertzman (History, University of Illinois), Gabriel Solis (Music, University of Illinois) and Ron Toby (History, University of Illinois)
Panel discussion:The Varieties of Globalization

lunch break

Annegret Fauser (Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
American, Jewish, Global: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and the Fashioning of Identity
Moderator: William Kinderman


Bruno Nettl (Musicology, University of Illinois)
Remarks on the Diaspora of Musicology
Moderator: Alma Gottlieb.

Tuesday, November 18

coffee and gathering

James Loeffler (History, University of Virginia)
The Lust Machine: Commerce, Sound, and Nationhood in Jewish Eastern Europe
Moderator: Mark Steinberg


11:30 -12:45pm
Lars-Christian Koch (Music, University of Cologne)
Collecting Jewish Music in the Berlin Phonogram Archive
Moderator: Helaine Silverman

lunch break

Philip V. Bohlman (Music, University of Chicago)
“And They Assembled the Entire Communityā€¯: Toward a Historiography of Jewish Music Collecting
Moderator: Bruce Rosenstock.

William Kinderman (Musicology, University of Illinois)
Concluding Remarks

The workshop is free and open to the public.