Next Power of Diversity Lecture to feature topic on music and politics in the medieval Islamic courts

Lisa Nielson CWRUThe Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host the next Power of Diversity Lecture Tuesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom.

Lisa Nielson, the Anisfield-Wolf SAGES fellow and lecturer of music, will present “Concubines, Courteasans, Poets and Slaves: Music and Politics in the Medieval Islamic Courts.”

Nielson is an historical musicologist with a specialization in women’s studies. Her research focuses on musicians, musical culture and the relationship between music and society in the medieval Islamic courts.

Each semester the lecture series features a national thought leader and two CWRU faculty scholars.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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