Music and the Body Between Revolutions: Paris, 1789-1848
Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University, New York City
The workings of the corporeal and spiritual body were repeatedly reimagined in France between 1789 and 1848, as successive revolutions fundamentally transformed understandings of bodily autonomy and moral responsibility. Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology, performance studies, literature, and the history of science and medicine, this conference examines the interaction between music, science, and medicine in Paris in the aftermath of revolutionary upheavals.
Carmel Raz and Julia Doe, Department of Music, Columbia University
Céline Frigau Manning, Department of Theatre, Université Paris 8

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