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1922: Translations and Mobilities in sound

  • Διεθνές θερινό εργαστήριο "1922: Translations and Mobilities in sound"
  • 27/08/2022 - 29/08/2022

Διεθνές Θερινό Εργαστήριο Θεωρίας και Ήχου, που οργανώνεται από το Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα «Σπουδές κινητικότητας» στο Τμήμα Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Κοινωνικής Ανθρωπολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας.

Το εργαστήριο θα γίνει στα αγγλικά.

International Summer Workshop in Theory and Sound, organized by the “Mobility Studies” Postgraduate Program, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, Univ. of Thessaly, Greece.

Convenors
  • Dafni Tragaki (Univ. of Thessaly)
  • Mitsos Bilalis (Univ. of Thessaly)
Guest speaker
  • Martin Stokes (King’s College, London)
Artists-in-Residence

The workshop is interested in setting the stage for an alternative reading of 1922 deviating from the narrative of “catastrophe” and “uprooting”, the historical problematics of memory, trauma and refugee “identity”. It suggests instead the re-visiting of 1922 beyond its mainstreamed understanding as a crack in the Eastern Mediterranean historical flow and/or a threshold for a process of forced population movement from a supposedly ancestral locality (“the opposite coast” / “the lost homelands”) to a new one, the Greek state. By placing emphasis on a sound/music-centered exploration of 1922 and its afterlives, the workshop aspires to re-visit 1922’s historical cultures and imaginations through the exploration of expanded cartographies of sounds, bodies, songs and objects and their ever shifting knotted trajectories. We are thus looking for 1922 stories narrating global adventures of sonic entanglements, translations, performances, mediations, (re)appropriations without losing sight of historical traumas, violent dislocations and their complex political and cultural frameworks.The sort of listening to 1922’s (post)memories suggested here is embedded within a quest for re-training the ear, in order to re-think, and potentially re-learn, culture and history and our ways of knowing and sensing the past.

Suggested themes
  • Musical translatabilities
  • Songs and tunes as historical narrators and agencies
  • Sound, memory and the archive
  • Sound technologies and mobile geographies
  • Recordings and remembrance
  • Historical traumas and trans-historicallistening
  • The affective acoustics of dislocation
  • Mediterranean soundscapes
  • Digital interfaces with the analog past

The theoretical/research workshop is combined with a sound/media art workshop also based on the research workshop description and leading to projects ideally presented, at a later stage, at a research-based exhibition/performance. This outreaching initiative is purposed to integrate the scholarly and the artistic, while creating a participatory platform for public knowledge.

Attendance requirements

The theoretical workshop is open to a small number of participants who are expected to offer critical feedback to the presentations and open discussions. It is taking place in The University of Thessaly Conference and Cultural Center, located in the premises of the old St. Nicholas Monastery of Paou (Pelion, http://mpaou.uth.gr/en/). Eligible applicants are doctoral/postdoctoral students and researchers at the early stages of their career.

The application of attendance should include:

  • applicant’s full name, affiliation and a short biographical note.
  • a 350 words summary of the applicant’s research focus and interests justifying their relevance with the workshop’s theme.

Applications should be sent to Eleni Damopoulou, no later than the 24th of June 2022.

Participation is free.

Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. Specific information on accommodation will soon be uploaded.

ΙΑΚΑ: Κεντρική σελίδα Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας