February 08, 2021
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Humanities Colloquium-Venice, 1687: Propaganda and Music in the Gig Economy: Virtual Wabash 001, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dr. Mollie Ables
In the late seventeenth century the Republic of Venice was, once again, at war with the Ottoman empire. Music had always played an important role in maintaining morale in the face of Venetian military conflict, and continued to do so in the 1680s despite a changing musical culture and institutional hiring practices. At the same time, the Venetian senate ran a propaganda campaign through different published documents.
The year 1687 specifically represents a unique convergence of musical events during Venice’s war with Morea, the sources documenting musicians’ activity, and state propaganda. These sources represent the different aspects of musicians’ lives and careers that could be documented in Venice's changing culture and economy. This presentation addresses musicians' networks implied by these documents using digital network visualization graph, available at http://musiciansinvenice.com/div2colloquium