Nov 17 | Voice, Slavery, & Race in Seventeenth-Century Florence (Emily Wilbourne)

Friday, November 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Room 3408 (Art History lounge)
In person presentation and discussion followed by light refreshments

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Prof. Emily Wilbourne (Music Department) will speak about her new book, Voice, Slavery, & Race (Oxford University Press, November 2023). Grounded in new archival research documenting a significant presence of foreign and racially-marked individuals in Medici Florence, this book argues for the relevance of such individuals to the history of Western music and for the importance of sound-particularly musical and vocal sounds-to systems of racial and ethnic difference.