Oct. 5: Jennifer Iverson

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Iverson to our study group for the inaugural meeting of this school year: Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-6:00 pm in Goodspeed 205! Jennifer will be presenting her chapter, “Techno-Synthesis: From Vocoder Speech to Electronic Music,” which explores the history of the vocoder as it threads together issues of gender,…

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Welcome to Fall 2016

Welcome to the freshly redesigned site for the History/Theory Study Group at the University of Chicago. In the next couple of weeks, we will be updating the site with this quarter’s calendar and other great content. If you want to be kept abreast of study group activity, you can subscribe to our email list at…

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May 11: John Lawrence and Lester Hu

We are pleased to welcome John Lawrence and Lester Hu to workshop for our penultimate meeting: Wednesday, May 11, from 4:30-6:00 in Logan 801! John and Lester will be presenting materials from their dissertation proposals, entitled “Listening in Color: The Sound of the Romantic Style” and “Frontiers of Music History: The Trans-Eurasian Making of “China” in 18th-century…

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April 27: Pablo Palomino

We are excited to welcome Pablo Palomino, a postdoctoral lecturer at the UChicago Center for Latin American Studies who will be presenting from a chapter of his manuscript, Latin America and the Globalization of Musical Practices in the 20th Century. Dr. Palomino holds a BA in history from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD (2014) in History…

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April 20: Olga Manulkina

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Olga Manulkina to the workshop this Wednesday (4:30–6:00 in Logan 801), where she will be presenting on a paper entitled, “‘Foreign’ versus ‘Russian’ in Soviet and post-Soviet Musicology and Music Education.” Miriam Tripaldi will serve as respondent. Access the precirulated document here. Olga Manulkina is an Associate Professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where…

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March 3: Nadine Hubbs

We are delighted and honored to welcome Nadine Hubbs, professor of women’s studies and music at the University of Michigan, for a special Thursday workshop sponsored in conjunction with the EthNoise workshop. Her presentation is entitled, “How the White Working Class (Supposedly) Became Homophobic: Antibourgeois Country and the Middle-Classing of the Queer.” We heartily invite you…

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February 17: Abigail Fine

We will be welcoming music history PhD candidate Abigail Fine to present material from a chapter of her dissertation this Wednesday, February 17 at 4:30pm in Logan 801. The pre-circulated document is available here; John Lawrence will serve as respondent.  

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February 3: Marcelle Pearson

At our next workshop, Marcy Pierson will present “Mass Textures and Textures for the Masses in Xenakis’ Music.” Max Silva will serve as respondent. The document is available on the downloads page here. We hope to see you at 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 3 in Logan 801.

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January 20: Anabel Maler and Lindsay Wright

We are excited to welcome Anabel Maler and Lindsay Wright to the workshop on Wednesday, January 20 (4:30-6:00 in Logan 801). They will both be presenting material from their dissertation proposals. The two documents offered for precirculation are available here. Anabel and Lindsay welcome your comments and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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January 6: Abstracts Workshop

We are looking forward to our special abstract-writing workshop this Wednesday, January 6, from 5-6:30pm. All are welcome, regardless of whether their abstract is being reviewed! Please note the different location this week: JRL264. For all writing abstracts this season, here is a helpful document from one of our faculty sponsors, Berthold Hoeckner.

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