The 2020 MMRC Lecture

11. November 2020

aus dem Joseph Haydn-Saal 


The MMRC Lecture is designed as a dialogic format in which the encounter of scholars from different disciplines will allow unique and new perspectives on a common theme – this year the issue of forced migration.

This year's lecture presented anthropologist Dawn Chatty (University of Oxford) as lecturer and ethnomusicologist Marko Kölbl (mdw University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) as respondent. 


Musical contribution
Salah Ammo (bouzouk and voice)

Ulrike Sych, rector of the mdw

Anthropological Reflections on 'Fortress Europe' (Keynote Lecture)
Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford

A Response from Ethnomusicology
Marko Kölbl, mdw

Panel discussion
Chaired by Ursula Hemetek, mdw

Musical contribution
Bahram Ajezyar (tablas), Milad Bakhtiyari (harmonium, voice)

About the MMRC

The Music and Minorities Research Center (MMRC) was founded and is led by Ursula Hemetek, who was awarded the Wittgenstein Award – also known as the "Austria Nobel Prize for Science" – by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in 2018. The goal of the MMRC is continuing the ethnomusicological minority research which has been developed by Ursula Hemetek, and creating a structural basis for it. The intention is to sustainably establish this field of research with an emphasis on its socio-political application.

More Information

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