‘Listening to Difference’: Music and Multiculturalism

21st OCTOBER 2017 

HOSTED BY THE FACULTY OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

The University of Cambridge is proud to host the 2017 British Forum for Ethnomusicology one-day conference. This year’s conference will focus on the relationship between music and multiculturalism. Music is closely intertwined with representations of difference, intercultural exchange and institutional strategies aimed at promoting liberal multiculturalism. It unveils the complex nature of social relations in multicultural societies at the level of day-to-day experience, as different cultural groups come into contact. Moving beyond the anti-multiculturalism discourses that have prevailed in the public and political domains, the conference examines how different social, ethnic and religious communities experience living together in multicultural societies. Similarly, it transcends a tendency in ethnomusicology to focus on diaspora, hybridity and the reification of distinct cultural groups within multicultural societies. Instead, the conference will uncover the relationship between music and the politics, ideologies and social realities of multiculturalism.

Please see the call for papers section for details of how to submit an abstract. 

COMMITTEE

  • Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth: Convener (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Rachel Adelstein (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Thomas Hodgson (King’s College London)
  • Dr Stephen Wilford (City, University of London)
  • Dr Byron Dueck (The Open University)

Administrator: Mr James Gabrillo (University of Cambridge)

THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS OF THE CONFERENCE:

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