An inspiring conference, titled Beyond Borders: World-Music-Pedagogy, brought together leading scholars in the fields of ethnomusicology and music pedagogy at Rostock University of Music and Drama (Germany) from 11th to 13th November 2011.
Congratulations to Martin Stokes who has recently been appointed as the new King Edward Professor of Music at King's College London. He will join the Department of Music in September 2012.
This BFE Student Prize is offered for the best student paper presented at the BFE annual conference, 2011.
Dr Thomas Hilder has recently been appointed Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Center for World Music, University of Hildesheim, Germany.
Liselotte Sels is currently working on her PhD in Arts at the University College Ghent, in collaboration with Ghent University. Her research focuses on the manifestations of Turkish folk music in the diasporic context of the city of Ghent (Belgium).
The Memory of the World Programme was launched by UNESCO in 1992 to ‘guard against collective amnesia by through the preservation of the valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world and ensuring their wide dissemination.‘ The Memory of the World Register covers all types o
In May 2011, Kevin Dawe was appointed to (Full) Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Leeds (The first position of its kind at Leeds.) He has worked at Leeds for nine years and in that time helped to establish the only specialist degree programme in popular and world musics.
Beginning in 2012, the journal The World of Music will be hosted by the Department of Musicology of the Georg August-University Goettingen and edited by Birgit Abels (Goettingen) and Barbara Alge (Rostock) in Germany.
In April 2012, Birgit Abels was appointed full professor of Cultural Musicology / Ethnomusicology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen (Germany). In her research, she focuses on the performing arts of the Pacific and the Southeast Asian iIslands and North India.
Frances Wilkins, who is Visiting Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Scottish Music at the University of Aberdeen, has recently been awarded a small Research Grant in the Arts and Humanities from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.