Lamothe Presents at Italian Conference

Virginia Lamothe, assistant professor in the School of Music, presented at a conference in Rome, Italy called “Rethinking the Soundscape: Musical Events and the Soundscape of Italian Cities of from the 16th to the 19th century.”

The conference, held June 6-8 at the Sapienza – Università di Roma, was hosted by the Sapienza and the Deutches Historishes Institut in Rome.

Lamothe presented “Soundscapes of Power: Roman Entrate for the Habsburgs in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” The presentation discussed Roman festivals for the Habsburg rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries according to new ideas in musicology about Soundscape studies that reveal political, religious and cultural meanings behind both music and sounds of an urban environment.