Honors College Discovery Speaker Series: Kristina Jacobsen, Sept. 4, 2020

September 15, 2020

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In her interactive presentation, Dr. Jacobsen, an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology (Ethnology) at UNM, will present on her research in Sardinia, Italy, as a US-Italy Fulbright Scholar (2019-2020), discussing her ethnographic fieldwork learning the Sardinian language, writing songs with interlocutors in the field, and the research method she calls “ethnographic songwriting” for her forthcoming book, Sing Me Back Home: Songwriting, Sardinian Language Reclamation and Italian Colonialism. She will discuss how this research shifted once the COVID-19 lockdown began in Italy, and reflect on ways in which we might continue to engage in creative fieldwork and research methodologies, remotely. She will share a sampling of the original songs written to accompany the book, and participants will then be guided through some brief creative writing exercises, inspired by prompts used in Dr. Jacobsen’s fieldwork in Sardinia, as a way to think about how writing songs, poems and stories collaboratively with others can give us unique windows into our research.

Here's the link to this Discovery Series video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rq5I-y4VhY