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Logos Seminar- Rethinking Indigenous Modernities and Practices of Listening
September 14, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dr Beverly Diamond
This seminar will discuss how indigenous sound was a part of the very construction of the idea of modernity. Dr Diamond will begin by looking at an event in which Sami discussed their own ideas of indigenous modernity, and end by looking at ethnomusicologists’ practices of listening and how we might decolonize that aspect of our work. A preparatory reading will be made available.
Dr Beverley Diamond was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), considered to be the highest academic honour in Canada. The society calls Dr Diamond “a guiding voice in contemporary ethnomusicology in Canada” and “an inspiring mentor to more than 70 M.A. and Ph.D. students,” and credits her for developing cross-cultural perspectives on gendered musical practices. She received a Trudeau Fellowship (2009-12) and was the first recipient of the SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music. A Festschrift was published in her honour in 2010.