Conference: Performing Commemoration: Music and the Politics of Trauma

Friday, March 31, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Hosted by the UNC Department of Music and Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

March 24-26, venue TBA. This is preliminary information, please check back in early 2017 for updated details: jewishstudies.unc.edu

This is a three-day academic conference in which invited scholars from around the world will discuss the role of music in the performance of commemoration, in order to understand how diverse states, governments, organizations, communities, and individuals across the globe deploy the specter of trauma for public, private, or political ends. By so doing, they aim to trace out theoretical territory for performance in the study of memory, reenactment, and commemoration. The conference will include two concerts of musical responses to the Holocaust and other traumatic events in modern history.