Tamara Turner has won the 2022 Early Career Prize
The prize is awarded every two years by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology
Tamara Turner, Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions has won the 2022 Early Career Prize from the British Forum for Ethnomusicology for her article, “Affective Temporalities of Presence and Absence: Musical Haunting and Embodied Political Histories in an Algerian Religious Community”, published in the journal Culture, Theory and Critique in 2020. Turner asks what does it mean to be musically haunted, reflecting on the interdependency of music, affect and politics in the context of dīwān rituals in Algeria, where participants are haunted by melodies that summon spirits and unspeakable memories of the slave trade and colonial violence.
The aim of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) is to advance the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance, including folk, popular, classical, urban, and other genres, of all countries. The BFE Early Career Prize prize is awarded biennially for a distinguished article written by a BFE member who is in the early stages of their career.