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The ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology was founded in the early 1980s. The study group aims to study music cultures and musical behaviours, including song and dance, from the past and from all over the world. The study field combines musicological and archaeological perspectives, and includes an array of related disciplines (such as organology, music iconography, choreography, acoustics, experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, ethnohistory, philology, epigraphy, etc.). For comparisons with the living traditions, ethnomusicological perspectives are strongly relevant. The homepage of the study group includes information on past conferences and publications. For more information, you are invited to visit http://ictm-music-archaeology.blogspot.de/
The next symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology will be held in Biskupin, Poland. The topic will be 'European Music Archaeology: On the Dissemination of Musical Knowledge in the Old World'. If you are interested to join the conference, please get in contact with the chair of the Study Group (contact information below).
With the anthology ‘Music & Ritual: Bridging Material & Living Cultures’ (2013), Ekho Verlag launches a new series, ‘Publications of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology’.
The XIII. Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology will be held in Guatemala City, on 8-12 April 2013. The topic is “Crossing Borders: Musical Change and Exchange through Time” (for the details, see the call for abstracts here). This conference is co-organised by Matthias Stöckli and Arnd Adje Both, and hosted by the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
3rd Meeting/11th Congress of the ICTM Study Group for Music Achaeology
Joint conference of the Research Center for Music Iconography
City University of New York, The Graduate Center
Business meeting held on 9 July 2007, at the 39th ICTM World Conference in Vienna.
The business meeting was held to elect a new chair and discuss future activities of the study group. It was chaired by Stephen Wild and Adje Both and attended by 14 colleagues who expressed their interest in this growing research field.
The Music Archaeology Study Group of ICTM (the International Council of Traditional Music) will hold its study group meeting April 25-27, 2003 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The study group is newly re-organized, and this will be the first study group meeting. The group will complement existing groups that hold meetings in Europe and other parts of the world, with the goal of increasing interaction and information exchange among those with similar interests.