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Anthropology, digital music and the contemporary

Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology, by Professor Georgina Born FBA, 6-7.15pm


How can anthropology help us to understand the epochal social and cultural changes catalysed by the take up of digital media and the internet? This lecture readdresses classic anthropological concerns, among them the nature of time and, as befits the Radcliffe-Brown Lecture, of social relations, drawing on a global programme of ethnographic studies of art and popular digital music cultures in Argentina, Canada, Cuba, India, Kenya and the United Kingdom. The lecture indicates how doing anthropology through music can revitalize these fundamental concerns, opening up new conceptual directions, while reshaping what has been called an anthropology of the contemporary.

This lecture series was established by the Academy and the Association of Social Anthropologists, and named after the Association’s first President, A R Radcliffe-Brown FBA. The lecture was first delivered in 1972.

About the speaker:
Georgina Born FBA is Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University and Fellow of Mansfield College. She directs the ERC-funded ethnographic research programme ‘Music, Digitization, Mediation’ which examines the transformation of music by digitisation. She holds visiting professorships at McGill University and Oslo University, and was previously Bloch Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley.


Speaker(s):

Professor Georgina Born | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

19 May 2015 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

British Academy
10-11
Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AH



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