Vorträge und Konferenzen / Invited lectures and Conference presentations
The Fire in the Water: an Indo-Iranian Religious Symbol. Paper presented at the 2ndInternational Avesta Conference. Calgary, Canada, September 24-26, 1999.
Global sounds and local sounds in the dynamics of identity construction in Tajikistan. Paper presented at the “Re-framing Theories of Narrative and Nationalism” Conference. Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for Asian and African Literatures. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK, 13 June 2003.
Musica e visione dello spazio urbano: un esempio da Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Invited lecture at the Conference “Notti di Luce: la Città e gli Occhi” Università degli Studi di Bergamo and Comune di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy - September 4, 2004.
Migrating sounds: the re-imagination of music in a Tajik rural community. Paper presented at the 38thInternational Council for Traditional Music World Conference. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 3-10 August 2005.
Sonic Practices and Concepts in Tajik Popular Music. Paper presented at the International Conference “Music in the World of Islam.” Assilah Forum Foundation (Morocco) and La Maison des Cultures du Monde (France). Mouatamid Isb Abbad Summer University, Assilah, Morocco, 8-13 August 2007.
Tracing relationships between Italy and Turkey in music and ethno/musicology. Opening address paper presented at the International Conference “Giuseppe Donizetti Pasha: A Levantine Life. Musical and Historical trajectories between Bergamo and Istanbul.” Fondazione Donizetti, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Comune di Bergamo. Bergamo, Italy, 4 December 2007. (Konferenzorganisation und Vortrag / Conference organization and presentation)
Of Mirrors and Frames. Thoughts on music and architecture through the prism of ethnographic film-making: perspectives at the Iranian Zurkhâneh. Paper presented at the 53rdSociety for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 25-28 October 2008.
The voice of destiny: memory, mysticism and cosmology in the mountain music of Tajikistan. Paper presented at the International Conference “From Shamanism to Sufism: Music and Spiritual Practices in Central Asia.” Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Department of History and Preservation of Arts of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Central Asia Forum of the University of Cambridge. Venice, Italy, 2 December 2009.
Zurkhaneh – The House of Strength. Music and Martial Arts of Iran. Documentary film screening at the 55thSociety for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting. University of California Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, 10-14 November 2010.
Zurkhaneh – The House of Strength. Music and Martial Arts of Iran. Documentary film screeningat the Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety Conference. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, April 30, 2011.
Musica e architettura nelle arti marziali tradizionali dell’Iran. Invited lecture and screening at the Dipartimento di Studi Greco Latini Italiani Scenico Musicali, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, May 30, 2011.
A Place for Space in Ethnomusicology: Exploring Auditory Culture and the Built Environment in Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Paper presented at the International Conference “I Am a Bird from Heaven’s Garden – Music, Sound and Architecture in the Muslim World.” University of Alberta and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Edmonton, Canada, 13-15 September 2013. (Konferenzorganisation und Vortrag / Conference organization and presentation)
Exploring Auditory Culture and the Built Environment in Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Invited lecture at the Berliner Musikethnologie und Anthropologie der Musik Forschungsgruppe, Umboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2014.
Fischia il vento e la sua eredità nelle canzoni. Invited lecture at the Liceo delle Scienze Umane e Liceo Musicale P. Secco Suardo, Bergamo, Italy, May 2015.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Invited lecture and screening at the Institut für Musikforschung, Universität Würzburg. June 23, 2015.
Explorations in Auditory Culture and Architecture in Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Paper presented at the 43rdInternational Council for Traditional Music World Conference. Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan, 16-22 July 2015.
Upside Down, Inside Out: The Politics of Genre in 20thCentury Central Asia Music. Invited lecture at Vorlesungsreihe “High and Low: Wertungen von E- und U- Musik” of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne, Germany. January 26, 2016.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Documentary film screening at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music 2. Collegium Musicum Populare. University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, June 10, 2016.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Documentary film screening at the 32ndEuropean Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM). University of Cagliari, Cagliari and Santu Lussurgiu, Italy, 20-25 September 2016.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Documentary film screening at the 10thInternational Symposium “Music in Society.” Musicological Society of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Academy of Music of the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, BiH, 20-22 October 2016.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Documentary film screening at the 61stSociety for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the George Washington University, Washington, DC, 10-13 November 2016.
Militant Memory: The Legacy of the WWII Antifascist Resistenzain Contemporary Italian Popular Music.”Paper presented at the International Conference “Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present.” Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 November 2016.
Series of invited screenings and presentation at Cape Breton University, Sidney, Canada. March 2017.
The Enemy – A Partisan Hymnbook. Documentary film screening at the 19thBiennial International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference. University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, 26-30 June 2017.
Militant Memory: The Legacy of the WWII Antifascist Resistenza in Contemporary Italian Popular Music. Invited lecture at the Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany, December 5, 2017.
Punk Rock on the Gothic Line: Resounding the WWII Antifascist Resistenza in Contemporary Italy.Paper presented at the 34thEuropean Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM).Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga, Latvia. 3-7 September 2018.
Antifascist Legacies: the memorialization of the WWII Resistenza in contemporary Italian popular music. Invited lecture at the Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, January 16, 2019.
Fischia il vento (The Wind Howls): Exploring Trajectories of Memory and Political Struggle through an Italian WWII Resistance Song. Paper presented at the 20thBiennial International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference. School of Music, The Australian National Universit, Canberra, Australia, 24-28 June 2019.