International Workshop: “Women as Patrons: Gender, Patronage and Cutural Transfer at the turn of the 20th century”

The workshop ‘Women as Patrons’ aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about the role of women in the patronage system and in the dissemination and management of music and arts at the turn of the 20th century. Taking into account previous patterns of female patronage throughout history, this workshop seeks to explore the emergence of a highly empowered network of women in various aspects of musical and cultural life during a moment of economic change characterised by the expansion of capitalism and the second wave of colonialism. The goal of this workshop is to define gender patterns in the promotion of music and arts at that time, going beyond individual and local experiences to focus on the networks, transnational exchanges, and cultural transfers operating around those cultural processes.

The Workshop will be held in Bern from 15 November to 16 November 2019 at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Bern, Mittelstrasse 43, Room 120.

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Presentations by:

Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Albo, Georgia State University, Atlanta

Prof. Dr. Teresa Cascudo, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño
Prof. Dr. Annegret Fauser, North Carolina University at Chapel Hill

Prof. Dr. Anselm Gerhard, Universität Bern
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kahan, City University of New York
Prof. Dr. Jann Pasler, University of California, San Diego
Prof. Dr. Bullock Philip Ross, University of Oxford
Dr. Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita, Universidad de Granada
Dr. Martin Rempe, Universität Konstanz
Dr. Sabine Hohl, Universität Bern
Dr. Victor Strazzeri, Universität Bern

Workshop Organizers:
Dr. Vincenzina C. Ottomano & María Cáceres-Piñuel