Dr Richard Widdess (SOAS, Indian Music head) organised a centenary conference at the Department of Music , Cambridge to celebrate the lifetime achievements of the late Dr Lawrence Picken of Jesus College.
Sacred Knowledge: Schools or Revelation?
Juniper Hill accepted a position of Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at University College Cork, Ireland, starting in January 2009. Many Congratulations!
From Indian ritual music to bawdy English pub songs to Ugandan court music to Nigerian Highlife, the British Library’s collections of world and traditional music are emerging from the shelves of the Sound Archive and appearing on the Archival Sound Recordings website. What’s new:
ICTM: Durban, South Africa, 1st-8th July 2009. Having optimistically packed various pairs of shorts and loud short-sleeved shirts, I was amazed to find myself reaching for the long johns on my first night at the ICTM conference!
The year 2008-9 marked some notable achievements for members and associates of the Music Department at SOAS. For example, in the Research Assessment Exercise, 80% of Music’s submission was graded 3* (internationally excellent) or 4* (world-leading quality): the highest result across the school.
Muriel was awarded her PhD in July 2009, from University of Surrey, Roehampton University, London. Her supervisors were Dr Barley Norton and Prof Andree Grau and her external examiners Prof Gregory Barz and Dr Fiona Magowan.
Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg has just returned from a field trip to Australia in September 2009, to the Lutheran Australian Indigenous community of Hopevale where she repatriated two archival recordings as part of a project supported by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (
Roseman, Marina. 2008. A four-fold framework for cross-cultural, integrative research on music and medicine. In Benjamin Koen, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 18-45.