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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Georgina Born

Music and Digital Anthropology: Social and Material Perspectives

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Monday 3 June 2019,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201


How is music changing under the impact of digitization? In this talk I show how music ‘refracts’ digital anthropology, presenting results from a series of ethnographic studies of digitally-mediated popular, folk and art music cultures worldwide. I focus in particular on digital music’s social and material qualities, showing how music makes important contributions by enabling us to conceptualize the social and material anew, beyond current thinking in digital anthropology, Actor Network Theory and social theory. 



Short bio

Georgina Born is AIAS-COFUND Fellow at Aarhus University and Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University. Her work combines ethnographic and theoretical writings on music and digital media. She has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, McGill and Oslo Universities and she Chairs the Culture, Media and Performance Section of the British Academy.

Georgina Born's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.