Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization: Barry S. Brook Centennial Conference

BARRY S. BROOK photoThe Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation is pleased to announce the international conference MUSICOLOGY IN THE AGE OF (POST)GLOBALIZATION, taking place from Tuesday, 3 April to Friday, 6 April 2018, at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, in New York City.

The conference celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Center’s founder Barry S. Brook (1918–97), a musicologist with a global vision who lived and worked both in New York and in Paris. His scholarly interests were broad, extending to research that covered secular music from the Renaissance, the 18th and the 19th centuries, as well as music iconography, the social history of music, and aesthetics. In later years he became fascinated with the idea of creating a world history of musics. His interest in the control of music sources and resources together with his vision of a global research community and the use of computers for humanities research led him to found Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and to co-found the Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), along with many other publications and series.

In line with Barry S. Brook’s international perspective, MUSICOLOGY IN THE AGE OF (POST)GLOBALIZATION seeks to facilitate discussions between historical musicologists, ethnomusicologists, music theorists, and pedagogues about 20th- and 21st-century political and cultural shifts that have affected the discipline. Building on the conceptual themes of late–20th-century globalization and post-globalization, this conference concerns itself with two overarching questions: What do these shifts mean for musicology as a discipline, and how are these shifts represented in current research projects?

Conference Program

Call for Papers

MUSICOLOGY IN THE AGE OF (POST)GLOBALIZATION is supported by the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation.