Newsletter No. 16 from 27th February 2013
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
In this edition of our newsletter you will find information on our next MCS Study Day, and a reminder for our upcoming conference.
1. MCS STUDY DAY ON 6 MARCH 2013, 1-5 p.m., DEPARTMENT OF MUSICOLOGY
The MCS Study Days are chances for informal and in-depth discussion of recent and relevant literature to the field of music and conflict. This Study Day will focus on the following three texts, all of which are available from our library:
i. Kjell Skyllstad, ‘Music Behind Bars: Testimonies of Suffering, Survival and Transformation’, in Music and Conflict Transformation: Harmonies and Dissonances in Geopolitics, ed. Olivier Urbain (New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008), 115–127.
ii. Lily E. Hirsch, ‘“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”: Music as Punishment in the United States Legal System’, Popular Music and Society: Special Issue on Popular Music and Violence 34:1, guest eds. Bruce Johnson & Martin Cloonan (Feb 2011), 35–53.
iii. Jonathan Pieslak, ‘Music as Inspiration for Combat’, in Sound Targets. American Soldiers and Music in the Iraq War (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2009), 46–57.
Study Days are open to all, but for organisational reasons we request registration by no later than 4 March to the following address: email@example.com
2. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "MUSIC IN DETENTION", 15-16 MARCH 2013
The deadline for registration for the conference is 10 March. In order to help us cover running costs, non-speaking participants who are not staff or students of the University of Göttingen are asked to pay a small fee of € 25. For more information, please contact us at the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org
An updated programme for the conference is available at
"Music in Detention: Preliminary Programm"
For more information on the research group and its work, please see our website:
Research Group "Music, Conflict and the State"
The Research Group "Music, Conflict and the State"