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Spring Speaker Series presents Janie Cole
March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The History Department Speakers Series invites you to join us for a talk by Janie Cole (University of Cape Town and Founder of Music Beyond Borders), titled
Women’s Music and Memories in Apartheid Prisons
Monday, March 27, 12:00pm in 255 Old Horticulture Building
Lunch will be provided
At 2:30 that same day, Dr. Cole will host an informal discussion with graduate students in 355 Old Horticulture. Though she is currently working on South Africa, Dr. Cole has also done extensive work on Early Modern Italy. Her experience should be of interest to students across fields. So, please encourage your students to attend!
Dr. Janie Cole is a musicologist and cultural historian. She is a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music and a visiting associate at the Centre for African Studies. She is the author of two books, A Muse of Music in Early Baroque Florence: the Poetry of Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane (Olschki, 2007) and Music, Spectacle and Cultural Brokerage in Early Modern Italy, 2 vols. (Olschki, 2011), as well as numerous scholarly articles and publications. She has received fellowships from the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and from the Newberry Library in Chicago. Dr. Cole is the founder/executive director of Music Beyond Borders, an organization dedicated to research, cultural-heritage preservation, publishing, and documentary film production on the role of music as a form of resistance in fighting for human rights (www.musicbeyondborders.net).