The Ethnomusicology Department of the University for Music and Drama at Hanover, Germany, is organising an international workshop for Ph.D. candidates in ethnomusicology and its sister disciplines. The workshop will be directed by Prof. Dr. Raimund Vogels (Hanover) and Prof. Dr. Philip V. Bohlman (Chicago/Hanover).
The aims of the workshop are to promote exchange on ethnomusicological Ph.D. projects throughout Europe and to further critical debate on recent research in the discipline. The first two days of the workshop (25 & 26 June) are devoted to the presentation of papers by the participants. The third day (27 June) will be devoted to critical discussion of recent ethnomusicological publications. Arrival will be on June 24th, departure on June 28th. The workshop language – presentations and discussion – will be English.
The organizers inivite applications from Ph.D. candidates researching their dissertations in ethnomusicology or one of its sister disciplines (e.g., musical anthropology). There are no restrictions concerning the current stage of Ph.D. research, the region of study, or the thematic focus. Participants are required to read the following publications selected for discussion by the time the workshop takes place:
* Nettl, Bruno: The Study of Ethnomusicology. Thirty-One Issues and Concepts.New Edition. Urbana, University of Illinois Press 2005.
* Stobart, Henry (Hg.): The New (Ethno)Musicologies.Lanham, Scarecrow Press 2008.
* Barz, Gregory, und Timothy Cooley (Hg.): Shadows in the Field. New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology.Second Edition. New York, Oxford University Press 2008.
* Bohlman, Philip V.: World Music. A Very Short Introduction.Oxford, Oxford University Press 2002.
* Feld, Steven: Sound and Sentiment. Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression.Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press 1982.
* Stokes, Martin: The Arabesk Debate. Music and Musicians in Modern Turkey.Oxford, Oxford University Press 1992.
* Vogels, Raimund: The Big Drum was Beaten and the Force Moved East. Islamic Court Music in Northeast Nigeria.In Print. Manuscript will be sent to participants.
* Rommen, Timothy. „Mek Some Noise”. Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad.Berkeley, University of California Press 2007.
* Hahn, Tomie: Sensational Knowledge. Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance.Middletown, Wesleyan University Press 2007.
* Hesselink, Nathan: P’ungmul.. South Korean Drumming and Dance.Chicago, University of Chicago Press 2006..
The University for Music and Drama will cover room and board, and will attempt to contribute toward travel expenses if needed. Funding details will be negotiated
Ethnomusicology Ph.D. students interested in participating should send an abstract of 250 words, a CV, and a preliminary estimate of travel costs. The application deadline is 5 May 2009.
The number of participants is limited to sixteen. If you wish to take part in the workshop as an auditor without a presentation, you are welcome to do so, but are requested to notify the organizers by 5 May 2009. For auditors, travel, room, and board will be at their own expense.
Please forward this call to anyone interested and send your applications or any questions by e-mail to Kerstin Klenke:
Kerstin Klenke MA
University for Music and Drama
Tel.: +49 (0)511 31007632
Fax: +49 (0)511 31007642
Prof. Dr. Raimund Vogels
University for Music and Drama Hanover
Tel.: +49 (0)511 31007631
Fax: +49 (0)511 31007642
Prof. Dr. Philip V. Bohlman
Department of Music
The University of Chicago
1010 E. 59th Street
Tel.: +1 (773)
Fax: +1 (773) 753-0558