I will be presenting a paper on an ethnomusicology panel on musical instruments.
Anthropology on the Move
Monday 15 June 2015 9.30am-6pm, and evening reception
University College London, Department of Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street & E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London
Questions around migration, mobility, borders, and belonging dominate the contemporary political agenda. In recent decades, anthropological studies of the routes and the roots of people, goods, and ideas have highlighted the interconnectedness between local and global. By doing so, the discipline has successfully challenged static conceptions of what it means to belong. Yet while anthropologists have arguably ‘caught up’ with dynamic and changing social realities, there is an ongoing need to think about how the discipline positions itself to stay at the forefront of social and cultural transformations and processes of deterritorialisation (as well as new territorial creations). How will anthropology keep pace with a hyper-connected world in which our subjects of study are ‘on the move’ in a multitude of ways?