J.M. Carpenter Folksong Collection

Update from Julia Bishop: Dear friends and colleagues, We are delighted to be putting on two events relating to the J. M. Carpenter Folk Song Collection, about to become publicly accessible online as part of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Digital Archive. This fantastic collection, made in the 1930s but not generally availabile till now, … Continue reading J.M. Carpenter Folksong Collection

Call for Papers | BFE2018 | Newcastle University

We've just confirmed our keynote speaker for the British Forum for Ethnomusicology next April at Newcastle University--Professor Britta Sweers. I am delighted to have someone of her standing and thoughtfulness come to speak to UK and Irish ethnomusicologists. Please do submit a paper to the conference. Website for it is here: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/bfe2018/callforpapers/ Can't wait to … Continue reading Call for Papers | BFE2018 | Newcastle University

thoughts on practice-based research…

Recently, I've been discussing practice-based research in traditional music. Here are my basic assumptions about the epistemology of practice-based research--comments needed and welcome! There appear to be three basic positions: 1) The phenomenological position: This appears to be the most widely held view in Anglo-American scholarship on practice-based research (in my opinion). In this position, … Continue reading thoughts on practice-based research…

JOB: Edinburgh University

JOB opportunity: Teaching Fellow in Scottish Ethnology The Celtic and Scottish Studies Department, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with clear evidence in teaching in Scottish Ethnology.The appointee should be able to teach students at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and the MSc programme. In … Continue reading JOB: Edinburgh University

Ewan MacColl Memorial Scholarship Newcastle University

The Ewan MacColl Memorial AwardNewcastle UniversityLocation:Newcastle Upon TyneSalary:Not specifiedHours:Full TimeContract Type:Fixed-Term/ContractPlaced on:9th May 2017Closes:23rd June 2017Value of award£1000 to help with the costs of carrying out research or practical activities relating to your Masters research project. For example, it could help cover travel for a student concentrating on collecting, recording or research (excludes general living … Continue reading Ewan MacColl Memorial Scholarship Newcastle University

Might Canada be a good model for Scottish cultural policy post-Brexit?

My post, reposted here from the Newcastle University Institute for Social RenewalMight Canada be a good model for Scottish cultural policy post-Brexit?Dr Simon McKerrell, Newcastle University, January 2017An effective cultural policy should do many things, but one thing that we could do better is policy for the arts. Good arts policy depends upon a range … Continue reading Might Canada be a good model for Scottish cultural policy post-Brexit?

European Cultural Heritage

http://www.europanostra.org/news/882/News printCIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON EU LEADERS TO RECOGNISE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPEFEB 02PRESS RELEASEThe Hague, 2 February 2017 – Ahead of the informal summit of European leaders on the future of the EU in Valletta on 3 February 2017, 40 European heritage networks that form the European Heritage … Continue reading European Cultural Heritage

New Book Out: Music as Multimodal Discourse!

My friend Lyndon Way and I have just published a new edited collection with Bloomsbury--you can read our first chapter for free here.The book is an edited collection that sets out what we feel is a relatively new approach that takes music as just one mode of communication amongst others such as image and text, … Continue reading New Book Out: Music as Multimodal Discourse!