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.
A Biographical Memoir of Dr Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken (1909 - 2007), ethnomusicologist and Honorary Member of BFE, has been published in Proceedings of the British Academy 166, 227 – 255. Published by the British Academy, December 2010.
Dr Thomas Hilder has recently been awarded a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London for his thesis Sámi Soundscapes: Music and the Politics of Indigeneity in Arctic Europe, under the supervision of Prof. Tina K. Ramnarine.
Soundscapes of Rostock, An Ethnomusicological Exploration of City Sound' was a research project led by Dr Barbara Alge and Dr Frances Wilkins during the winter semester 2010-2011 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) Rostock and in collaboration with students and staff at the HMT and the
Razia Sultanova, Research fellow at the University of Cambrige has been awarded a grant by the British Council to continue her research in Afghanistan. The grant is specifically aimed to
Two honours went to ethnomusicologists
The Jerome Roche Prize 2010, "for a distinguished article by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career", was awarded to David Irving for his article 'Comparative Organography in Early Modern Empires', Music &
Around the World in 30 Days: a month of events celebrating World Music featuring musicians from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the World‟s top conservatoires.
Juniper Hill has been awarded a research grant from the European Union worth over one quarter of a million euros to work on her project "Sociocultural Enablers and Inhibitors of Musical Creativity: A Cross-Cultural Comparison." She will be taking a two-year research leave from her permanent posit