Musicological Colloquium winter term 2020/21


This semester, we alternate weekly between two formats:

1) in the light of the recent debates regarding racism within music studies, we use our colloquium to discuss an online talk or discussion on race and racism (usually 60 mins, except for the first session). We each watch these talks (individually) before our meeting (in Room 101, Dep. of Musicology), take notes, and take time to think about how the ideas and challenges these talks address can be translated to music studies. The goal of these sessions is to critically translate these discussions for our field (music studies at large), sensitize ourselves to our own roles in these dynamics, and exchange ideas about how we can _should_ contribute to positive change.

2) online (zoom) talks by guest speakers, followed by an online moderated discussion about that talk.

Each student moderates one of the “racism” sessions as well as one of the guest talks and discussion.

  • Tasks for moderating a session on “racism” includes starting with a brief introduction of who the speaker in the video (if this is not included in the video itself), your summary of the main points addressed in the video, as well as the aspects you see as relevant for discussing within our group. It also includes preparing questions you might have, pointing out relations or gaps between these talks and our own work. It also includes general tasks of moderating, such as keeping the discussion going when there might be a silence, keeping an eye on the time, being brave enough to cut short egocentric monologues that have little to do with the topic of discussion, and making sure everybody is included in the discussion.
  • Tasks for moderating a guest talk include introducing the speaker as well as general tasks of moderating, such as keeping the discussion going when there might be a silence, keeping an eye on the time, being brave enough to cut short egocentric monologues that have little to do with the topic of the talk, and making sure everybody is included in the discussion.


Colloquium programme

  • 04.11.2020
    Colloquium introduction and discussion of:
    How does change happen? - Prof. Angela Davis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6RHtEbiOA&t=162s
    Moderator: Eva-Maria van Straaten
  • 11.11.2020
    Klangspuren. Klangepistemologien im Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv
    Lennart Ritz, M.A.
  • 18.11.2020
    Discussion of:
    Prof. bell hooks, Marci Blackman, and Darnell Moore, M.A. - Moving from Pain to Power
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpKuLl-GC0M
  • 25.11.2020
    Trans* Vocality: lived experiences of singing in a trans* chorus
    Holly Patch, M.A.
  • 02.12.2020
    Discussion of:
    So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oluo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnybJZRWipg
  • 09.12.2020
    Nzarwa. Local culture, gender and performing arts in Western Uganda
    Dr. Linda Cimardi
  • 16.12.2020
    Discussion of:
    White fragility – Dr. Robin DiAngelo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU
  • 23.12.2020
    Performative Entgrenzung? Die Theateroratorien an den Wittelsbacher Höfen der Frühen Neuzeit"
    Sebastian Biesold, M.A.
  • 13.01.2021
    Musik und Monster
    Prof. Dr. Markus Böggemann
  • 20.01.2021
    From the Holocaust to the NSU: Multidirectional Memories in the Music of Bejarano and Microphone Mafia
    Prof. Dr. Monika Schoop
  • 27.01.2021
    Discussion of:
    Beyond White Innocence - Prof. Gloria Wekker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQbrVRVUnck
  • 03.02.2021
    „[E]ine aus der Vergangenheit in die Gegenwart wirkende Verpflichtung“: 100 Jahre Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar in Göttingen aufs Plakat gebracht.
    Präsentation eines studentischen Projekts zu ausgewählten Facetten der Institutsgeschichte unter der Leitung von Dr. Christine Hoppe.