The 2020 MMRC Lecture


Dawn Chatty © private

Marko Kölbl © private

The MMRC Lecture is designed as a dialogic format in which the encounter of scholars from different disciplines combined with artistic input will allow unique and new perspectives on a common theme – this year on the issue of forced migration.

This year's lecture presents anthropologist Dawn Chatty (University of Oxford) as lecturer and ethnomusicologist Marko Kölbl (mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) as respondent. Musical contributions will be presented by Salah Ammo (bouzouk and voice) and Bahram Ajezyar (tablas) & Milad Bakhtiyari (harmonium, voice).


Registration for attendance is required! Please send your registration to:

In addition, the event will be publicly broadcast as a live stream.



Musical performance:
Salah Ammo (bouzouk and voice)

Ulrike Sych, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Anthropological Reflections on Fortress Europe (Keynote Lecture)
Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford

A Response from Ethnomusicology
Marko Kölbl, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Panel discussion:
Chaired by Ursula Hemetek, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Musical performance:
Bahram Ajezyar (tablas) & Milad Bakhtiyari (harmonium, voice)

Speakers & musicians:

Dawn Chatty

Marko Kölbl

Salah Ammo


Event Video at mdwMediathek



Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 16:00 CET

via Zoom