Call for Applications: "Anthropology of Music Master Class" Mainz

Anthropology of Music Master Class in combination with the Anthropology of Music Lecture Series

“Acoustemology“ with Steven Feld June 26 to 29, 2019

Deadline: 01.03.2019

Department of Anthropology and African Studies (ifeas) and African Music Archives (AMA)

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

We proudly announce the second edition of our “Anthropology of Music Lecture Series and Master Class”. It is part of a new initiative to further strengthen and expand the focus on music at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies (ifeas), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. Combining a public lecture series held by one of the field’s most established representatives with a master class designed for young researchers to present their works, this new format provides a unique opportunity to discuss ongoing research and reflect on the current state of anthropological engagements with music and sound. The focus of the 2019 edition is on “acoustemology”, and we are therefore glad to welcome Steven Feld, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico (USA) and Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA), to serve as both our guest lecturer and main discussant in the master class.

How to apply

The lecture series is public. If you wish to participate in our Master Class, we kindly ask you to apply by sending a short outline summing up your general research project (max. 300 words), a title of your presentation, as well a short abstract that relates your presentation to the lecture’s overall topic (max. 300 words). Please apply in electronic form to anthro-music@uni-mainz.de until March 1, 2019.

There is no tuition fee for the master class and we will provide participants with accommodation, breakfast, and lunch.

We encourage applications from countries of the so-called Global South. In cases where transportation costs pose severe challenges, we will try to acquire additional funding. Please send your application, we will discuss further details once you are accepted.

Find more information here.

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