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The New (Ethno)Musicologies, British Forum for Ethnomusicology
Egham, November 2001

British Forum for Ethnomusicology
One-day conference: 17th November 2001
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

This year's one-day conference will be held at Royal Holloway University
of London, where Ethnomusicology was quite recently introduced into the
Music Department. The conference aims to explore recent directions in
ethnomusicology and to engage creatively with musicologists and
researchers of music from other disciplines.

Call for Papers


Over the last fifteen years a range of radical developments have
revolutionised Musicology - leading certain practitioners to describe
their discipline as 'New'. What has happened to Ethnomusicology during
this time? Do its theories and methodologies remain rooted in the 1970s
and 1980s or has it also transformed? If so: what is new in

Papers are invited that address some of these questions and consider
issues such as:
The relationship between ethnomusicology and other disciplines 
Ethnomusicology: an umbrella rather than a discipline? 
Shifts in the types of music ethnomusicologists now study
Landmarks in recent ethnomusicology
Fieldwork: home and away fixtures
New Technologies and their impact
Shifts in methodology and representation: are we in danger of losing the
  music in a sea of discourse?

Please send offers for papers, including a title and abstract (150
words) to: 
Henry Stobart   e mail:
Music Department 
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

Deadline for receipt of offers for papers: 30 June 2001