Lectures

The Musicology Lecture Series brings exciting scholars-- both long-established and up-and-coming-- to campus. Past guests include Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard), Lydia Goehr (Columbia), and Susan Youens (Notre Dame).

All lectures are free and open to the public.


Upcoming Events

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Mary Lou Williams Center

A close focus on how artists like Prince and Lil Nas X integrated aspects of the corporeal into their sonic landscapes. RSVP: bit.ly/3y3QXSL read more about Black Eroticism in Music »

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Online

Online at https://duke.zoom.us/j/96557624723. Jennifer Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, investigates sensory practices in institutional and… read more about Jennifer Hsieh: "Hearing Like a State: Office Work and Noise Control in a Post-Authoritarian Bureaucracy" »

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Online

Online: link forthcoming.W. Anthony Sheppard is Chair and Marylin & Arthur Levitt Professor of Music at Williams College. In 2019, The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) named him a… read more about Music Lecture: W. Anthony Sheppard: "Lady Gaga's Vocal Masking" »

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Mary Lou Williams Center

A close focus on spiritual and universal aspects of music as explored by brilliant artists (for example, Mary Lou Williams's "Zodiac Suite," Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone," and others). RSVP:… read more about Mary Lou and the Black Cosmology in Music »

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Online

Online: link forthcomingYana Stainova is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University.She writes: As a sociocultural anthropologist, I am interested in art, urban… read more about Yana Stoinova: "Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela" »