From instrument collections to ballad anthologies, the exhibiting of music is deeply ingrained in the history of ethnomusicology and folklore. This generation’s achievements related to sharing music through digital technology, social media, and new technological pathways create exciting challenges for those presenting, curating, and displaying it.
In response, Ethnologies is publishing a special issue, showcasing the theme, “Exhibiting Soundscapes.” The guest editors, Michael Frishkopf (U Alberta) and Marcia Ostashewski (Cape Breton University) call for papers that engage with any aspect of curating or displaying music.
Learn more about the call for papers here.
CSTM 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop
Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
June 15th-16th 2015
A two-day pre-conference workshop, “Curating Ethnomusicology,” will be held June 15-16th, addressing the role of ethnomusicology and its interlocutors in curatorial practices related to diverse musical practices. This interdisciplinary workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn about, engage with and discuss a variety of ethnographic media and music curation tools, as well as creative models and issues related to music creation, translating field research, archives, and digital curation. A range of methods, tools and issues will be explored. Emergent methodologies and practices arising from work with Indigenous communities will also be a focus of the workshop. Jeff Todd Titon, Professor Emeritus at Brown University, will deliver a keynote address on his pioneering research in ecomusicology and collaborative media production in ethnomusicology. Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University and President of the Society for Ethnomusicology, will provide a closing plenary.
The Call for Presentations and information about the Pre-conference Workshop have now been posted online. Check back for more pre-conference details in the coming weeks!
Call for presentations (details) COMING SOON…