Music has long been a signifier of Italian identity, and its bearing on both popular and scholarly views of Italian nation-building during the long nineteenth century has only recently been seriously contested. At the same time, a growing body of scholarship has emerged that approaches musical italianità in this period as a set of shifting cultural constructs shaped by acts of (real or imaginary) border-crossing. This in turn invites critical attention on the nineteenth-century musical construction of Italian-ness from novel viewpoints, including the global and transnational.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and can be seen as an international bill of rights for women. All countries that have accepted the Convention are compelled to follow up with a series of measures that would end all forms of discrimination against women.
New Book Series: Global Africa
The University of Texas at Austin
Winston-Salem State University
Published by Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
The abstract submission deadline for the 63rd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 4, 2016. This year’s meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.
22nd Founders' Day
McConnell Springs Nature Park
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington KY 40504
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate the 22nd Founders' Day at Lexington's McConnell Springs. Experience the life of 1775 when William McConnell and a group of explorers were camping in the area and heard about the victory of the battle of Lexington in Massachusetts.
The Rocky Mountain Military Affairs Society presents a free public lecture . . . The Empire Strikes Back: Social Casualties of the Argentine Falkland War Veterans, by Garrett Roberts, US Air Force Academy
The 61st Historical Society of Nigeria annual conference provides a platform for historians, academics, researchers, policy-makers and the civil society to engage in cross-cutting debate on issues of National rebirth.
Call for papers: international symposium “Young Scholars Transfers: A reflection
on the notion of transfer in the field of human and social sciences”
Dates: 13-14 October 2016 at Université Paris-Est Créteil
Keynote speakers : Professor Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut)
Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal)