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Dislocations and Migrations Symposium: Bob Dylan’s Travels across America

Gathering in Tulsa at the Helmerich Center for American Research on March 30-31, Dislocations and Migrations Symposium, a COTA Symposium coordinates university and community scholar/activists, archivists, writers, curators, and librarians to explore the multiple dimensions of human displacement.

The panel, “Bob Dylan’s Travels across America,” will play a key part in the symposium by bringing in Bob Dylan experts Clinton Heylin (Dylan’s leading biographer) and John Troutman (Smithsonian musicologist) to share some of their insights on items in the Bob Dylan Archive with conference attendees. The theme of the panel connects Bob Dylan’s travels across America with the wider theme of movement and migration. Dylan’s music is a compendium of American music, thus listening to Dylan is itself a journey across America–from blues and folk, to rock and gospel.

Troutman is the author of Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879–1934, a book that looks at the ways Native American music and dance operate as expressions of resistance. He has also written extensively on the history of the steel guitar in American music. Heylin is Dylan’s official biographer and the author of a number of Dylan biographies, including Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened and Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited.

Heylin and Troutman will explore the musical journey that Dylan’s music allows us to take and shows us how it can help us more fully understand the American experience.

The panel will take place on Friday, March 30th at Helmerich Center for American Research/University of Tulsa Cultures of the Americas Symposium at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Seating is limited, and registration is required.

Registration dates: February 14 – March 23, 2018

$25/Gilcrease Museum members
$35/Not-yet members
$10/Non-TU Students and Educators

*TU STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS* There will be a limited number of complimentary tickets available for TU Faculty and Students. Please contact Alex Patterson at 918-631-6412 for additional information.

For more information on the conference, visit the Gilcrease site or the Facebook event page.

To register online, visit the registration page.