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Music, Technology and Digital Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa One-Day Conference




Speakers: Dr Amina Boubia (SciencesPo Paris’ Centre for International Studies), Nathan Comer (Masåfåt Festival, London and Cairo), Sophia Frankford (University of Oxford), Amin Hashemi (SOAS, University of London), Sylvaine Leblond Martin (University of Rennes 2), Jane Lewisohn (SOAS, University of London), Jiryis Murkus Ballan, Aghsan Khalilih and Abigail Wood (University of Haifa), Cristina Moreno Almeida (King’s College London), Omar Souhaili aka Dizzy DROS, George Murer (City University of New York)

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This one-day conference seeks to explore the ways in which music, technology and digital cultures form part of everyday musical practices for performers, composers and listeners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and throughout MENA diasporic networks. The event will bring together scholars, performers, filmmakers and events organisers who share an interest in both historical and contemporary musical cultures in the MENA region. Our definition of technology is intentionally broad, and encompasses compositional, instrumental, archival and communicative digital technologies (the Internet, social media, etc.). The conference aims to open up dialogue about the relationships between music, technologies and digital cultures in the contemporary MENA region.

The conference forms part of the 'Music and Digital Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa' project, and is hosted by the Department of Music at City, University of London, with support from the Institute of Musical Research through their Early Career Fellowship scheme. Further information about the project can be found on our blog and Twitter.

A number of small travel and accommodation bursaries (to a maximum of £60), provided through financial support from the Institute of Musical Research, will be available for postgraduate students, independent scholars and early career researchers (within three years of completing their PhD). If you are interested in applying for one of these bursaries, please email with a short statement explaining your rationale for applying for funding.

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When & where

9.30am - 5.30pmTuesday 23rd May 2017

AG09 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Dr Stephen Wilford

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom

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