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Published on Friday, April 08, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In international relations, music and diplomacy are strongly interrelated. Diplomats have gathered for musical events and musicians served as representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music is a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies. There is a new interest for this dimension of international reality in History (Flechet and Marès, Gienow-Hecht), Musicology (Ahrendt and al, Fosler-Lussier), and International Relations (Dillon, Bleiker, Street) — beyond the aesthetic and cultural turns that marked these disciplines.

Announcement

In partnership with/ en partenariat avec CERI Sciences Po & CERLIS (Université Paris Descartes – CNRS – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Argument

In international relations, music and diplomacy are strongly interrelated. Diplomats have gathered for musical events and musicians served as representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music is a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies.

There is a new interest for this dimension of international reality in History (Flechet & Marès, Gienow-Hecht), Musicology (Ahrendt et al, Fosler-Lussier), and International Relations (Dillon, Bleiker, Street)—beyond the aesthetic and cultural turns that marked these disciplines.

The main aim of this conference is to contribute to the debate by fostering a comparative approach (across time, cultures, arts, and polities) to the following themes:

  • Change in diplomatic practices relating to music. Can we identify turning points concerning the designs and the uses of music as a diplomatic resource by states? Does the training of diplomats still relies on an awareness of musical practices?
  • The uses of music in non-governemental diplomacies. Does multi-track diplomacy integrate a musical component and what are its effects on international interactions ?
  • The specificity of musical diplomacy. Does musical diplomacy differ from other types of cultural diplomacy (museums, ballets, theatres)?
  • The goals of musical diplomacies. Does cooperation in the field of music present specific attributes that make it more effective to foster multilateral rather than bilateral negotiations, for example?

6 panels will be organized Forging Musical Diplomacies in Early Times; Music and conception of world order/ the Musical Diplomacy of the United States : a model of power ? ; Learning, training. Musical Diplomacies and the youth/Apprendre, s’entraîner. Diplomacies musicales et jeunesse; Union vs. division in musical diplomacies/ Union vs division dans les diplomaties musicales; Songs : international circulation and influence; Music diplomacies in war context

Programme

20 april

  • 9h00-9h20 Introduction Alain Dieckhoff, Sciences Po-CERI & Cécile Prévost-Thomas, Cerlis, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • 9h20-10h30 Keynote Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Freïe Universität Berlin
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am  Welcome Frédéric Mion, directeur, Sciences Po

11:00 am – 12:30 pm PANEL 1

Forging musical diplomacies in early times

Chair / Présidence : Annett Richter, Unesco

  • Mark Ferrugato, The Pennsylvania State University: At Home with the (Eighteenth-Century) Diplomats:  Toward a Typology of Their Musical Duties 
  • Michela Berti, University of Liège: The circulation of musical models through diplomatic channels : the case of French ambassadors to the Holy See during XVIII century
  • Rebekkah Ahrendt, Yale University: The Diplomatic Viol

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm PANEL 2

Music and conception of world order

Chair / Présidence : Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po-CERI

  • Damien Mahiet, Cornell University : The Diplomat’s Music Test: Branding New and Old Diplomacy at the Beginnings of the 19th and 21st Centuries
  • Fanny Gribenski, EHESS Centre Georg Simmel : Accorder le monde : l’invention d’un diapason universel au XIXe siècle
  • Anaïs Fléchet / Esteban Buch, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / EHESS : Musique, diplomatie et solidarité internationale : la campagne pour la libération de Miguel Angel Estrella (1977-1980)

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PANEL 3

The musical diplomacy of the united states: a model of power? / La diplomatie musicale des etats-unis: un modèle de puissance ?

Chair / Présidence : Rebekkah Ahrendt, Yale University

  • Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University: The State’s Canon: The United States Information Agency and American Music Abroad
  • Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet, Université de Lorraine : Targeting New Music in Post-War Europe : American Non-Governmental Cultural Diplomacy and Art Music Avant-Garde
  • Boris Le Chaffotec, UMR IRICE : Musique et propagande, la mondialisation des voix de l’Amérique durant l’après Guerre froid

21st APRIL

9:00 am – 10:30 am PANEL 4

Learning, training. musical diplomacies and the youth

Chair / Présidence : Laurent Martin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, ICEE- Cerlis

  • Mario Dunkel, TU Dortmund University : The Gentle Fiction of Cultural Exchange”: “Educational Aid” and Imperialist Discourse in West German Music Diplomacy during the 1970s
  • Frédéric Trottier, EHESS – Centre Georg Simmel : Réception des diplomaties musicales par de jeunes diplomates.  Le cas de « Jeunes Européens »

10:45 am – 12:15 pm PANEL 5

Union vs. division in musical diplomacies

Chair / Présidence : Jakob Vogel, Sciences Po

  • Peter Tregear / Matthew Lorenzon, University of London, Australian National University: ‘“L’art de payer ses dettes”: Paul Claudel’s Christophe Colomb and the problème des dettes.’
  • Noe Cornago, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) : Schaeffer, Boulez  and the (de)colonization  of French diplomacy
  • Emilijia Pundziute Gallois, Sciences Po-CERI : Music that divides: the case of Russian musical diplomacy in the Baltic States

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm PANEL 6

Songs : international circulation and influence 

Chair / Présidence : Cécile Prévost-Thomas, Cerlis, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle 

  • Isabelle Marc, Universidad Complutense, Madrid: The French invasion? Les musiques populaires françaises au Royaume-Uni
  • Thierry Cote, York University: Pro Bono Work: Understanding the Impact of Popular Musicians on International and Transnational Issues
  • Dean Vuletic, University of Vienna: Authoritarian States in the Eurovision Song Contest

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PANEL 7

Music diplomacies in war context 

Chair / Présidence : Solveig Serre, CNRS, CESR/CMBV

  • Luis Velasco Pufleau, Université de Salzburg : Musique, politique symbolique et construction d’identités collectives en temps de guerre : le cas de l’État Islamique (Daesh)
  • Frédéric Lamantia, Université Catholique de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2 : Les voix de l’orgue au service du “vivre ensemble”: l’expérience du concert donné à Kharkov (Ukraine) le 4 septembre 2015
  • Marta Amico, EHESS, Centre Georg Simmel : Diplomaties musicales pendant le conflit du Mali. Des scènes internationales aux politiques patrimoniales

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Conclusion : Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po-CERI

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm closing concert Orchestre et Chœur de Sciences Po. Direction : Branislava Strizak

Programme : Te Deum - Haydn et Gloria - Vivaldi

Registration

(concert)

(colloque; ci-dessous)

En cas de difficulté, vous pouvez vous enregistrer sur http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/evenements/

Scientific Committee

  • Cécile Prévost-Thomas, Cerlis, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle ;
  • Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po-CERI ;
  • Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po-CERI

Organisation Committee

  • Cécile Prévost-Thomas,
  • Frédéric Ramel,
  • Alice Jacques,
  • Laura Odin,
  • Raphael Ollivier Mrejen

Languages

English, French

Places

  • Amphi Leroy Beaulieu Sorel | Salle de conférences - Sciences Po, 27 rue saint guillaume | CERI, 56 rue Jacob
    Paris, France (75007 | 75006)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

Keywords

  • diplomacy, music

Contact(s)

  • Nathalie Tenenbaum
    courriel : nathalie [dot] tenenbaum [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Nathalie Tenenbaum
    courriel : nathalie [dot] tenenbaum [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

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