Selected Papers Presented at
Sounds of Two Worlds:
Music as a Mirror of Migration to and from Germany

A September 2002 conference organized by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that brought together scholars, folk artists, and the public to explore the role of music in the migration experience and the shaping of ethnic identity.

Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago: "Sounding the Spaces Between Two Worlds: Rupture, Resistance, and Revival in the Re-Membering of German and American History"

Ursula Hemetek, Institut für Volksmusikforschung, University of Vienna, Austria: "Music of Minorities in Austria - A 'National Heritage'?"

James Leary, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "Dialect Songs Among the Dutch"
     For audio samples of songs associated with this paper, please click here.

Rita Ottens and Joel E. Rubin: "'The Sounds of the Vanishing World': The German Klezmer Movement as a Racial Discourse"
[Website: http://www.rubin-ottens.com]

Christoph Wagner: "Old World Hillbillies: Swiss Music Entertainers on Tour through the United States during the 1920s"

More papers to follow.

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