SOAS University of London

The JMI Joe Loss Lecturers

28 April 2020
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The Jewish Music Institute (JMI) has helped to develop a compelling Jewish music strand at Undergraduate level and a full programme at Masters and Postgraduate level. JMI also support the Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music at SOAS as well as offering a flourishing scholarship scheme for studies in Jewish music at Masters and PhD level, sponsored by the Mildred Loss and Sir Jack Lyons Studentship Scheme. PhD projects can be practice-led, fieldwork-based, or theoretical. The Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music is currently being supported by the Jankel/Loss Family and partially supported by the Simon Richard Marks Charitable Trust.

The Joe Loss Lecture Series is avaliable to watch below: 

Current Senior Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, Dr Ilana Webster-Kogen (2014 -)
Podcast: “Bole, Harlem, Tel Aviv: Ethiopian-Israeli Musicians Play the Diaspora"
Listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/jewishmusicinstitute/dr-ilana-webster-kogen/

Previous Joe Loss Lecturer Dr Abigail Wood (2006-2014)
Podcast: “And We’re All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America.”
Listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/jewishmusicinstitute/joe-loss-lecture-series-dr-abigail-wood

First Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music Dr Alex Knapp (1992-2006)
Podcast: "Chinese Jews, aspects of their history and their music"
Listen: https://www.mixcloud.com/jewishmusicinstitute/dr-alex-knapp-lecture-on-chinese-jews

JMI - The Jewish Music Institute is an independent arts organisation based at SOAS, University of London. It spans the ancient and contemporary global musical culture of the Jews, and makes it relevant to today’s mainstream British cultural, academic and social life through a broad range of performances and educational programmes.