Institute for the Study of Culture & Society

Established in 1996, the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society (ICS) is a public humanities hub at Bowling Green State University. Our aim is to encourage innovation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and to communicate the value and significance of that work to the wider public.

OUR MISSION
The Institute for the Study of Culture & Society supports faculty collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and serves as an incubator for innovative research and teaching. ICS supports the academic goals of BGSU by helping faculty to develop, communicate, and disseminate their scholarly and creative work to constituencies across campus and throughout the region. With our public events and outreach efforts, we bring issues of vital national and global importance to Northwest Ohio, and, in turn, bring community knowledge back into the university.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Wood County District Public Library

Forgotten Voices:
Rediscovering Europe's Black Musical Past
As a consequence of colonialism and the slave economy, significant numbers of people from sub-Saharan Africa, both enslaved and free, have lived in Europe since the mid-fifteenth century. Join us as Dr. Arne Spohr gives a lecture-recital featuring rarely heard musical works by early modern Black European composers, performed live by the BGSU Early Music Ensemble. Dr. Spohr will share his research into the lives of these forgotten composers and provide contemporary audiences the chance to hear music that has not been performed in over four hundred years. Get more info