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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Josh Kun: Listening to the Migrant Songbook

Online Lecture
6:00 pm CET

An award-winning cultural historian, critic and curator, Josh Kun is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and expert on the intersection of arts, culture and politics, with an emphasis on popular music. Kun is an author and editor of many books and anthologies including The Autograph Book of L.A.: Improvements on the Page of the City (Angel City Press, 2019) and Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (University of California Press, 2005) and the curator of numerous art, music and public humanities projects. His research and practice focus on the arts, music and politics of cultural connection, with an emphasis on archives, global migration and Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and more.

This lecture is part of the lecture series on Migration in Global History that is taking place within the framework of the Mellon sponsored Consortium of Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

More upcoming Events:

November 18, 12.30 pm CET:
Amelia Gentleman (Journalist): "The Windrush Scandal - Is It Over?"
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

November 25, 11.00 am CET :
Omar Kasmani (Free University): "Audible Intimacies: Migrant Saints in a Godless City"
Moderated by Agata Lisiak

December 1, 2.00 pm CET:
Anguezomo Mba Bikoro (Artist): "On The Ruins Of Paradise: Archival Legacies of Women's Movements in Colonial Empire'"
Moderated by Fatin Abbas

December 8, 10.45 am CET:
Joshua Craze (Writer): "'There are no whole lives': Exile, Fiction, and Bureaucracy in the UNHCR Archive"
Moderated by Aaron Tugendhaft

 

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