Closing Symposium

Begins at 1:30PM, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Undervisningrom 2, Universitetsbiblioteket

The Closing Symposium for the Popular Music and Gender in a Transcultural Context project will take place on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 and will feature a detailed presentation of the project's outcomes by the project's research team--Stan Hawkins, Mats Johansson, Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik and Birgitte Sandve--as well as new work by two internationally-renowned scholars, Antoine Hennion of the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation in Paris and Laudan Nooshin of City University London.

Prof. Hennion will deliver a paper entitled "Performativity, Performance, and Musical Genres," in which he will speak to the plurality and ambivalence of notions of performativity within processes of music making. Prof. Nooshin will present her recent work "Sites of Memory: Emotionality, Gender and Nationhood in the Music of Googoosh," which explores the popular music of Googoosh and the emotional responses many Iranians have with her musical performances both inside and outside of the nation. 

The symposium begins at 1:30PM in Seminarrom 2, Universitetsbiblioteket at the University of Oslo and is open to all. For more information on the symposium, please contact Craig Jennex, Research Assistant, at 

Program: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2014

1:30PM: Opening Remarks

Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Head of Department

1:45PM: Introductory Remarks

Stan Hawkins, Project Leader

2:00PM: Guest Lecture

“Performativity, Performance and Musical Genres”

Antoine Hennion, Research Director, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation

3:00PM Break

3:15PM: Project Lecture

“Popular Music & Gender in a Transcultural Context”

Stan Hawkins, Mats Johansson, Jon Mikkel Broch Ålvik, Birgitte Sandve

4:15PM Break

4:30PM: Guest Lecture

“Sites of Memory: Public Emotionality, Gender and Nationhood in the Music of Googoosh”

Laudan Nooshin, Senior Lecturer, City University London

Published May 20, 2014 3:19 PM - Last modified May 27, 2014 10:25 AM