IASA-AMIA 2010 conference

IASA AMIA 2010 Conference Keynote

We are very lucky to have Anthony Seeger (UCLA) as our keynote at IASA this year. His paper is entitled “Before Convergence Was Divergence: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again” and in it he will examine convergence, the assumed foundation of much of our digital approaches, from a different aspect. Tony will focus our thinking about convergence using the lens of “one or two total events”. You will find his abstract on Wednesday of the program

The grandson of influential composer and ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger and the nephew of folk musicians Pete and Mike Seeger, Professor Anthony Seeger has been a staunch supporter of world music and an educator and advocate for sound and audiovisual archives. As curator of the collection and director of Smithsonian/Folkways, Seeger was executive producer and editor of nearly 220 albums released by the label between 1989 and July 2000, he was professor of Anthropology at Indiana, and has held numerous international posts and positions in various organisations, and is a very active member in IASA. His writings are influential in many fields, and he is one of the most entertaining and erudite speakers you are likely to hear. Don’t miss this one!

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Kevin Bradley | President IASA