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Musical Instruments and Material Culture
Thursday 26 March 2015
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Musical Instruments and Material Culture

Thursday 26 March 2015

The Pavilion (in the Horniman Gardens), Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, SE23 3PQ http://www.horniman.ac.uk

This conference is held jointly by the Horniman Museum and Gardens and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

To book please go to http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/type/17/date/2015-03-01/interval/30

PROGRAMME

09:30 Registration and coffee

10:15 Welcome/ Opening Remarks

Tim Corum, Director of Curatorial and Public Engagement, Horniman Museum

10:30-11:30 Panel 1: Combating Disempowerment

Khadija Abbasi, The Graduate Institute, Geneva: Dambora: The embodiments of sufferings, resistance and identities for Hazaras of Afghanistan

Veronica Doubleday, Goldsmiths, University of London: Moving the Spirit: Musical Instruments from Found Objects

11:30-12:30 Keynote Speech

Materials Matter: Towards a Political Ecology of Musical Instrument Making
Professor Kevin Dawe, University of Kent

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Panel 2: Spirituality and Enchantment

Dr Conor Caldwell, Queen's University, Belfast: A musical movement: The status of the fiddle in south west Donegal, 1850-2014

Owen Coggins, The Open University, UK: Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars: Drone Metal’s Amplifier Cult

14:30-15:30 Panel 3: Meanings in Metal

Deidre Morgan, SOAS, University of London: The Norwegian munnharpe revival: A dialogue between material and intangible culture

Lyndsey Marie Hoh, University of Oxford: Brass Instruments in Benin: Metal, Meaning, and the Material Turn

15:30 – 16:00 Tea

16:00 – 17:00 Panel 4: Historic Instruments as Signifiers of Culture

Stephen Rees, University of Bangor, and Huw Roberts, independent Scholar: ‘Telyn Cefn Mably’ (‘The Harp of Cefn Mably’): A Newly-Discovered Triple Harp by Bassett Jones and the Abergavenny Eisteddfod of 1848

Dr Amanda Villepastour, Cardiff University: Sacred, Scientific and Political Encounters in the Consecration, Conservation, and Patrimony of a Cuban Drum

17:00 – 17:30 Concluding remarks

Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen

17:30 – 19:00 Wine reception

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