Morning coffee. Brigitta Davidjants

02.02.2024 at 09:00

The Cultural Management master’s programme is continuing with a monthly open morning coffee seminars on Fridays, to which an experienced cultural management practitioner is invited.

On 2 February from 9.00 to 10.00 in room A-207, the guest will be musicologist and music journalist Brigitta Davidjants who explores pop music with an emphasis on marginalised identities. Previously, she has studied nationalidentities and ideologies, mainly in the context of Armenian culture. In addition, she is interested in gender and sexuality studies.

Brigitta has studied at the Estonian Academy of Musicand Theatre obtaining there her bachelor’s degree 2001-2006, master’s degree 2006-2007 (thesis on “Orientalism and music: different starting points intranscriptions of Armenian folk songs”) and doctoral degree 2013-2016 (thesis on “Armenian national identity construction: from diaspora tomusic”). She has also been as a trainee at Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan (2002-2003), exchange student at the Ankara University (2009) and visiting doctoral student at the University of Helsinki (2012-2013).

Brigitta has worked as a lecturer at Tallinn University (2012-2016) and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2014-2019), and as a guest researcher at the University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures (2022). Since 2020, she works as a research fellow and curriculum coordinator for music studies and management at the EAMT.

She has written several books (“On the eastern western border: Turkey, Armenia,Georgia”, 2010; “My Armenia: an honest answer” and “(Not exactly)a love story”, 2017; “Without love”, 2019) and articles for different Estonian cultural newspapers and magazines such as „Sirp“ and „Müürileht“ having freshly started as a board member of the latter.

We will be talking not only about cultural media, but touch upon the notion of “high” and “low”culture, and whether nowadays there is a difference at all between them. On the same line of thought, we will also explore the boundaries between the traditional and alternative cultural journalism, whether or not they still exist independently, or have the boundaries become blurry.