Rebekah Ahrendt (Utrecht University) will give a talk on "Ambassadress Orfea, or, Why Condoleeza Rice's Piano Matters"
Rebekah Ahrendt is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies. Prior to joining Utrecht’s faculty, she was Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Music (2013-17) and a Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University (2011-13), where she also taught courses in the Department of Music. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, 2011) and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Artist’s Diploma in viola da gamba and historical performing practices, 2002), she is also active as a performer and recording artist.
A specialist in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Ahrendt’s work centers on the importance of mobility—whether through migration, exchange, or long-distance actor networks—in the construction of identity. Fundamentally multidisciplinary, her approach integrates perspectives gained from history, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, and performance studies with extensive archival research. Her current monograph project illuminates the musical networks maintained by the refugees, exiles, and migrants who traversed the landscape of the Dutch Republic.
For more information please visit https://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/RSAhrendt
Time & Location
Nov 25, 2019 | 02:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Institute