Two guest lectures visited ECLA during the first week of International Summer University. On Monday, July 17th, Violeta Dinescu presented her lecture: ‘On Tabu’. Dinescu has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been successfully performed and recorded across Europe. She wrote the film score for F.W. Murnau’s Tabu, which was the film screening for Monday evening.
On Thursday, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jan Assmann gave a guest lecture entitled, ‘Mozart’s Magic Flute: Text and Context’. Assmann is a Professor of Egyptology at the University of Konstanz. He has written numerous books and essays on Egyptian religion, history, literature, and art and his recent works include a monograph on The Magic Flute.