A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
The ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology has been founded in the early 1980s. The study group aims to study music cultures and musical practices, 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. The homepage of the study group provides information on symposia and publications (currently under construction). For a brief description of the history of the study group, see the Introduction in Music & Ritual: Bridging Material & Living Cultures (Publications of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology, Vol. 1), ed. by R. Jiménez / R. Till / M. Howell (Ekho Verlag, Berlin 2014).
Music in the Stone Age
Narodni muzej Slovenije - Metelkova, Ljubljana
August 24-27, 2017
The forthcoming symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology will be held at the conference center and archaeological museum of Biskupin, Poland (near Poznań). This wonderful venue is located in the nearby of Lake Biskupin close to the excavated and partly reconstructed Bronze Age site of the same name.
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’.
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 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.