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160078 UE Applied Ethnomusicology (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 21 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die LV findet in gemischter Form statt: Die Mehrzahl der Termine wird digital abgehalten, einzelne Termine werden vor Ort stattfinden, sofern es die Pandemielage zulässt.

Wednesday 06.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Wednesday 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The proposed course focuses on the following:
1) What is applied ethnomusicology? (Predecessors, history and today's perspectives)
2) How do you do applied ethnomusicology? (Research approaches, methods and ethics)
3) Why is applied ethnomusicology important? (Colonialism, coloniality and the possible role of ethnomusicology in asymmetrical power relations)
4) What discussions are there today in applied ethnomusicology? (Debates about definitions and terms, the (in) efficiency of academic structures and the need for additional qualifications for the field, etc.)

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in discussions
oral presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

at least 2/3 of the attendance at the class

Examination topics

The test content will be designed based on the competences and interests of the students.

Reading list

Anthony Seeger, “Lost Lineages and Neglected Peers: Ethnomusicologists Outside Academia.” Ethnomusicology, Vol. 50, no. 2 (2006): 214-235.
J. R Alviso, „Applied ethnomusicology and the impulse to make a difference.“ Folklore Forum 34(1/2), (2003):89–96.
Jeff Todd Titon, "Music, the Public Interest, and the Practice of Ethnomusicology.” Ethnomusicology, special issue on music, the public interest, and the practice of ethnomusicology. Vol. 36, no. 3 (1992): 315-322.
John Fenn, "A Conversation with Jeff Todd Titon,” Folklore Forum, special issue on applied ethnomusicology. Vol. 34, nos. 1 & 2 (2003): 119-131. Available for download at: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/2361
Klisala Harrison and Svanibor Pettan, "Introduction,” Applied Ethnomusicology: Historical and Contemporary Approaches (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), (2010):1-20.
Klisala Harrison, "Epistemologies of Applied Ethnomusicology.” Ethnomusicology, Vol. 56, no. 3 (2012): 505-529.
Rebecca Dirksen, "Reconsidering Theory and Practice in Ethnomusicology: Applying, Engaging, and Advocating Beyond Academia." Ethnomusicology Review, Vol. 17 (2012). Available for download at: (http://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu)
Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Svanibor Pettan, "Applied Ethnomusicology and Empowerment Strategies: Views from Across the Atlantic,” Musicological Annual, special issue on applied ethnomusicology. Vol. 44, no. 1 (2008): 85-99.

Association in the course directory

MA: M02, M03, M04, M05, M08, M13, M17

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