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Tower Seminar- The Doubleness of Sound at Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

September 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presenter: Dr Beverley Diamond

Chair: Dr Colin Quigley

In this public presentation Dr Diamond will examine sound and music in these infamous Schools considering them as both tools of oppression and assimilation, on one hand, and agency/trauma relief on the other hand. She extends her discussion to address these issues in the context of the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

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.


September 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy
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