New Publication about Sound Archives

DeCoSEAS project leaders meLê yamomo and Barbara Titus published a joint article about the complexities of curating colonial sound archives with DeCoSEAS concerns forming the core of the article. The article was published in a themed issue of the world of music (new series), entitled Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials, edited by Rasika Ajotikar.… Continue reading New Publication about Sound Archives

Virtual Exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts

Following the 2021 Annual Philippine Studies Conference at SOAS, University of London, PI Cristina Juan curated the virtual exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts. The exhibit explores the ways in which texts, objects and performances negotiate, mediate and translate the ‘Bisaya’ as a collective identifier of culture, language and artistic practice. Drawing on… Continue reading Virtual Exhibit Kaagi: Tracing Visayan Identities Through Cultural Texts

The #sonicentanglements PODCAST IS UP!

THE #sonicentanglements PODCAST IS UP! Hosted by sound historian meLê yamomo, the Sonic Entanglements Podcast examines the history of sound in Southeast Asia through conversations with sound experts: historians, archivists, sound engineers, artists, and scholars. SUBSCRIBE TO SONIC ENTANGLEMENTS: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SEonApplePodcasts Pocket Casts: http://bit.ly/SEonPocketCasts Podbean: http://bit.ly/SEonPodbean Spotify: http://bit.ly/SEonSpotify LISTEN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE: http://sonic-entanglements.com/thepodcast/

Dana Rappoport’s film “Death of the One Who Knows” selected for Riga Pasaules Film Festival

After having been selected for the Festival du Film de Voyage et d’Aventures Vecues and the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival and being commended for the Richard Werbner Award for Visual Anthropology, Dana Rappoport’s documentary film Death of the One Who Knows has now been selected for the Riga Pasaules Film Festival. In the Toraja… Continue reading Dana Rappoport’s film “Death of the One Who Knows” selected for Riga Pasaules Film Festival

Pierre Prouteau appointed as postdoc at DeCoSEAS

We warmly welcome Pierre Prouteau in ours midst. Pierre will work for DeCoSEAS as a postdoctoral researcher on the digitization of PI Dana Rappoport’s Thrice Blooded Land multimedia corpus, and on the constitution of a critical repertoire of colonial French sound archives. Pierre will also help foster and extend dialogues between DeCoSEAS partners in various… Continue reading Pierre Prouteau appointed as postdoc at DeCoSEAS

Collaboration Citra Research Center and DeCoSEAS in Indonesian newspaper Kedaulatan Rakyat

On 24 May, DeCoSEAS partner dr. Citra Aryandari was interviewed for the Indonesian newspaper Kedaulatan Rakyat about the collaboration of Citra Research Center (CRC) with DeCoSEAS. CRC has already proposed tangible plans for the exposure to Indonesian communities of the sonic legacy of Jaap Kunst that is now located at the University of Amsterdam in… Continue reading Collaboration Citra Research Center and DeCoSEAS in Indonesian newspaper Kedaulatan Rakyat

DeCoSEAS in Dutch national newspaper NRC

Nederland, Amsterdam, 22-02-2021. Archief Jaap Kunst, meLê Yamomo en Barbara Titus, hoofdonderzoekers UVA. Foto: Olivier Middendorp

In February, project leaders meLê yamomo and Barbara Titus explained the aims and vision of DeCoSEAS in the Culture Section of the Dutch national newspaper NRC. Through their engagement with the Jaap Kunst Sound Collection, located at the University of Amsterdam, they touched on issues of ownership, extraction, accessibility and repatriation of archived sound material.… Continue reading DeCoSEAS in Dutch national newspaper NRC

DeCoSEAS in Les carnets de la phonothèque Blog

In April, DeCoSEAS was brought to the attention of our francophone partners through the French blog Les carnets de la phonothèque of the Maison Méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme. Thanks to Joséphine Simonnot and Véronique Ginouvès. The full text can be read here.