• Charles McGovern (William and Mary): “The Color Line and the Product Line: Race and Consumer Culture in Postwar Pop,”  February 23, 2018
  • Ben Harbert (Georgetown University) “Filmmaking as Expressive Understanding of Music Making,” February 16, 2018
  • Charles Hersch (Cleveland State Unvieristy): “Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity,” April 6, 2017
    Co-sponsored with the Center for Policy Studies; Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities; Judaic Studies Program
  • Popular Culture and the “Dark Heritage” of Post-War History,” April 5, 2017
    – Kimi Kärki (University of Turku): “Love SS Leather? Totalitarian Alternative Futures and the
      Fascination of Nazi Aesthetics”  
    – Kari Kallioniemi (University of Turku): “Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain”
    Co-sponsored with the Center for Policy Studies; Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
  • Karl Hagestrom Miller (University of Virginia): “Sound Investments: Amateur Musicians Make American Pop,” February 17, 2017
  • Loren Kajikawa (University of Oregon): “Making Beats, Producing Meaning: Rap Songs, Race, and Music Analysis,” September 30, 2016
  • Tammy Kernodle (Miami University, Ohio): “Come Go with Me to Freedomland: Examining the Intersection of Music, Race and Gender at the 1963 March on Washington,” September 16, 2016
  • Sherrie Tucker (University of Kansas): “Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen,” February 5, 2016
  • John Howland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): “‘Hot Buttered Soul’ and Billboard Jazz: The Curious Case of Isaac Hayes and the Intersections of Jazz and Soul, 1969-1973,” December 4, 2015
  • Elijah Wald (Independent Scholar): “Dylan Goes Electric! Music, Myth, and History,” November 20, 2015
  • Susan Fast (McMaster University): “The Politics of Retro: Precarity and Privilege in Sounding the Past,” March 20, 2015
  • Chris Horvath (Los Angeles): “Where’s the Money? Music Publishing; Because If You Heard It, Someone Got Paid,” Mar 21, 2014
  • Barry Shank (Ohio State University): “The Continuing Methodological Value of Participatory Discrepancies,” Feb. 21, 2014
  • DJ Rob Swift, “Interview by Santina Protopapa,” Oct. 26, 2013
  • Howard Pollack (University of Houston):  “Uses of Popular Music Styles in Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock,” April 19, 2013
  • Charles Kronengold (Stanford University):  “Crediting Thinking in Soul Music,” March 1, 2013
  • Mandy Smith (CWRU):  “Musical Signifyin(g) and a Percussive Aesthetic in the Music of Charley Patton and His Immediate Circle,” Feb. 8, 2013
  • Stephanie Vander Wel (State University of New York at Buffalo):  “Sweetly Strident:  Vocalizing Domesticity in Barn Dance Radio,” Nov. 30, 2012
  • Craig Werner (University of Wisconsin):  “We Gotta Get Out of This Place:  Music, Memory, and the Experience of Vietnam Veterans,” March 2, 2012
  • Charles Hersch (Cleveland State University):  “Jazz Jews:  Jewish Jazz Musicians and Ethnic Identity,” Oct. 14, 2011
  • Dale Cockrell (Vanderbilt University):  “Towards a Public Musicology:  The Case of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” Sept. 30, 2011
  • Elijah Wald:  “Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, “ April 22, 2011
  • George Lipsitz (University of California, Santa Barbara):  “Midnight at the Barrelhouse:  Why Rock ‘n’ Roll Matters Now,” March 25, 2011
  • Deborah Pacini Hernandez (Tufts University):  “Latin Lingo:  Locating Latinos, Latins, and Latin Americans in the U.S. Popular Music Landscape,” Dec. 3, 2010