Saida Daukeyeva completed a doctoral dissertation on "Dombra Performance, Meaning and Memory among Mongolian Kazakhs" at SOAS and success fully passed the viva in July. Many congratulations!
By Johan Palme, University of Stockholm
The BFE has learnt that, with great sadness, the ethnomusicology programme is no longer on the curriculum at Birmingham University. The cut was made despite protests and arguments in favour of continuation from past and present Birmingham students.
The BFE is delighted to announce that Steven Cottrell (currently Goldsmiths College, London) will join City University in the autumn as Professor of Music. Many congratulations!
Oxford University Press has just published a new book by BFE member David R. M.
A significant collection of field recordings made by anthropologists Brian Moser and Donald Tayler in Colombia in 1960-61 has been added to the British Library’s Archival Sound Recordings website.
The BFE committee is pleased to announce that Simone Kruger, of Liverpool John Moores University, has been appointed as co-editor of our journal, Ethnomusicology Forum.
In April 2010, Ruth Davis spent a month at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy as a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar in Residence. Ruth has also been appointed Fellow of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, for the year 2010-11. Many congratulations!
Dr Frances Wilkins and Dr Barbara Alge have gained a Eurolecture from the Alfred-Toepfer Foundation Hamburg. Frances Wilkins is invited to teach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock for one semester from October 2010 until March 2011.