« To celebrate the August 2020 publication of Kinder Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Political History Billy Coleman’s Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865 (University of North Carolina Press, book description here), the Kinder Institute will host a trio of events on April 23 exploring the question of what political resonances music held in the early American republic. All events will be held via Zoom, and anyone interested in attending either the 12:30 session or 3:30 session (or both) should contact Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu, to receive Zoom links to participate.
Music and Politics in the Young Republic: A Mini-Symposium
What political resonances did music hold in the early American republic? How can we bring them to life through writing and performance? And what makes doing so worthwhile? This short program of talks, conversation, and performance celebrates new and emerging research into the intersection of music and politics in the Young Republic and asks us to consider what light a musical perspective can shed on the connections between early American art, culture, society, and power. »
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