April 18, 2024, 4:30 pm ET
Early Music,
Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Free
650 E. Pleasant St., Amherst

A Talk by Makoto Harris Takao

Five College Renaissance Seminar

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Makoto Harris Takao is Assistant Professor of Musicology and Affiliated Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Trained as a historian of religion, his varied scholarship uses music to map Japan’s international relations from the sixteenth century to the present day. Takao’s work has appeared in such journals as Early Music, Zeithistorische Forschungen, Contributions to the History of Concepts, and the Journal of Religious History, the latter of which was awarded the Bruce Mansfield Prize in 2022. His most recent publication is a critical research guide to the field of global music history for Oxford Bibliographies in Music.

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