Interwoven: Fields and Forms: Legacies of Collecting and the Forms of Knowledge in Ethnomusicology and Islamic Art

WhenMay 28, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Contact InformationNeubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
DescriptionThis keynote panel draws together two of the finest collections in the world, the Humboldt Forum of Berlin and the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of New York. Taking up the theme of Interwoven, speakers explore how the collections and their interpretations are themselves interwoven across time and space, across modes of knowledge production, and from the present to the past.

Panelists (Keynotes Discussion)

Niall Atkinson (Introduction/Moderator), Associate Professor of Art History, Romance Languages and Literature, and the College, University of Chicago
Philip Bohlman (Moderator), Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Department of Music and the Humanities in the College, University of Chicago
Anna Seastrand (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota
Lars-Christian Koch (Keynote), Director of the Ethnological Museum Berlin and Head of Collections for the Humboldt Forum of Berlin
Navina Najat Haidar (Keynote), Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Performance: Peshkaar in Raga Chandrakauns (encore)

Ameera Nimjee, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music and Asian Studies, University of Puget Sound (kathak dance)

Bertie Kibreah, Programming Coordinator, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago (tabla)

Tomal Hossain, PhD Student in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, University of Chicago (harmonium)

Panelists (Concluding Discussion)

Niall Atkinson
Philip Bohlman
James Nye, Bibliographer for Southern Asia, retired, and Associate in the Humanities Division, University of Chicago
Laura Ring, Librarian for Southern Asia and Anthropology, University of Chicago Library
Anna Schultz, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago
Anna Seastrand

This event is presented as part of the capstone series of events for the Interwoven project. The project draws together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners in the arts to lay the foundations of a new paradigm for understanding movement, practice, materiality, and embodiment in a continuum of exchange across long temporal arcs and geographic itineraries unbounded by national borders in the Indian Ocean region.

Visit the Interwoven website to learn more.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), the Department of Art History, the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the Department of Music at the University of Chicago.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions, Concerts, Arts, Diversity
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