Song Studies Seminar Series
On the morning of 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps were liberated. Many countries all over the world have since several years designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day, to commemorate the murder of millions of European Jews between 1940 and 1945.
In honour of the Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday 27 January 2023, the Song Studies Network is organising seminar about song and music in times of violence and war. We have invited Dr. Anna Papaeti, Dr. Elise Petit and Dr. Joseph Toltz to present their work on song and music in Nazi concentration camps and Greek military prisons during the dictatorship.
The event will take place on Friday 27 January, online, from 12:00 -13:30h (CET). Members have received a meeting link. If you are not yet a member but would like to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Toltz (University of Sydney): “Yiesh (Songs of Despair): the place of lamentation in Holocaust-era songs”
Elise Petit (Université Grenoble-Alpes): "Music in Nazi camps: what objects tell us about official and clandestine activities”
Anna Papaeti (Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation): "Singing and the Ethics of Witnessing: The Case of Averof Prison (1967-1971)"
Seminar 4: Song and Music in Concentration Camps and Prisons
We are excited to present the third session of our Song Studies Seminar Series:
Disaster Ballads: An International Survey
Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University), Siv Gøril Brandtzæg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and Lotte Jensen (Radboud University Nijmegen) discuss their respective research projects on this perennial and fascinating topic. Una McIlvenna chairs the discussion.
Friday 17 June 2022