7 Jul 2006 - 9 Jul 2006 All day Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge


New Directions in Music Studies

Music Faculty, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

You are warmly invited to participate in the first ever national graduate student conference for ethnomusicology in the UK. This three-day residential conference will be held at the University of Cambridge Music Faculty, co-sponsored by CRASSH and supported by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. It will provide an unprecedented forum in the UK for graduate students in ethnomusicology to meet, discuss, and network with graduates from other disciplines interested in the relationship between music and culture. We aim to establish a productive and friendly environment for graduate students in all areas of music research and performance with an interest in ethnomusicology.

We hope to explore new and interdisciplinary ways of doing music research, and how methodologies or theories from disciplines beyond music/ethnomusicology can be applied to the study of the world's musical cultures. We are also keen to explore new methods and formats of presenting research, such as film, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia, the integration of performance and spoken discourse, and so on.

On Friday 7 July there will be the opportunity to attend a concert at the Faculty of Music of Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Theatre) performed by Professor Bernard Arps (Puppeteer) and the Cambridge Gamelan Society, organised by Robert Campion.

Katherine Brown (University of Cambridge)
David Irving (University of Cambridge)

Keynote Speaker:
Louise Meintjes (Duke University)
The Unwavering Voice and Disintegrating Body: Ethnomusicology in a time of AIDS

Roundtable speakers will include:

Louise Meintjes (ethnomusicology)
John Deathridge (musicology)
Georgina Born (anthropology)
Ian Cross (music and science)


Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk