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Middle East and Central Asia Forum

  • AG09, College Building, City, University of London St John Street London, EC1V 4PB United Kingdom (map)

Provisional list of speakers: Julian Harris (King’s College, London), Tala Jarjour (University of Notre Dame), Gabrielle Messeder (City, University of London), Shayna Silverstein (Northwestern University) and Maya Youssef (SOAS), who will also present an evening concert as part of the City, University of London Summer Sounds Music Festival.

In conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research.

All welcome and admission is free but advance registration is requested for planning purposes. For booking, please visit:

The Middle East and Central Asia Music forum has been running since 2007 and is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the region. In the spirit of fostering dialogue and interdisciplinarity, we hope that the issues discussed at the forum will be of interest to a broad audience, including musicologists, ethnomusicologists and other researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In addition, we welcome those working on other aspects of Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture broadly speaking (dance, visual arts, media, film, literature, etc.)

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The Forum is convened by Dr Laudan Nooshin, City, University of London ( and Dr Rachel Harris, SOAS, University of London (