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Nicola Renzi

PhD Student

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-DEA/01 Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology

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Nicola Renzi is a PhD student in "History and Archaeology. Studies on Heritage, Memory and Cultures". He carries out a joint doctorate in Anthropology of Sounds between the University of Bologna and the University of Helsinki. In 2021, he graduated in Ethnomusicology (MA) with a thesis titled Sounds like Sápmi. Ecological perspectives in the musical narration of the landscape, which received the Italian Musicological Society's (SIdM) Degree Dissertation Award. His research interests revolve around indigenous acoustemologies and musical virtualizations of the landscape, focusing on the transmedia narratives produced in relation to the environmental crisis and the transformation of landscapes.

Since 2018, he conducts periods of fieldwork in the indigenous territories of Arctic Europe, where he investigates the history of joik, the iconography of Sámi drums and the sonic interactions between human and non-human. He is currently working on a participatory research project aimed at collecting Sámi histories of listening and at mapping the sound and music ecosystems of Sápmi.

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Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
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