"There Is Hope For Europe" - Philip Bohlman blogs on Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Philip Bohlman, UChicago's Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities, and currently the Franz Rosenweig Professor at the University of Kassel in Germany, has offered some fascinating insights into the recent Grand Finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Some of the performances pushed social and nationalistic boundaries and as a result were rejected or derided by some of the more conservative countries of the EU, but the victory of Austria's Conchita Wurst signaled the final emergence of a Europe that has become more inclusive and "opened by diversity". 

Published through the Oxford University Press's blog, you can read Bohlman's full article here.