The Music And Cultural Analysis reading group (formerly MACAU, the music and culture reading group at Amsterdam University), is now affiliated to the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA) and welcomes participants from all institutes of higher education that take a special interest in the intersection of music and culture. In informal meetings of scholars, postdocs, PhD students, RMA students and advanced MA students we discuss one or two articles that have been proposed by members of the reading group. Sometimes the articles are work in progress from participants who want to get feedback from the group. More often we read recent articles or chapters from books that are of particular relevance to us. Very rarely we tackle an older text, perhaps because it has been forgotten or overlooked. It’s completely open ended. The idea is to inform each other of recent writings and debates, to discuss such matters, and get to the bottom of it..
Participation is not limited to musicologists, we welcome any background with interest in the subject of the reading group. To become a member just send a mail to email@example.com (or reply to this mail) and we add you to the mailing list. We only request that you let us know you’ll be coming, to make sure we don’t run out of space.
TIME AND PLACE
We meet on different days of the week, which may seem odd, but if you stick to a fixed weekday some people may never be able to come. In 2016 Leiden University is our host and we are meeting at Room 5A-23, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden (Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen).
FIRST MEETING: February 4, 2015
Time: 15-18 h
Location: Room 5A-23, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen.
This first meeting of the new semester we’ll do a general introduction requesting all participants to (1) introduce themselves, (2) talk about their project(s) (3) bring or propose articles or book chapters that we could schedule for the following meetings.
Besides we will devote remaining time to discussing two introductory articles: