Research seminar

The research seminar in musicology is a forum where scholars, PhD students and other students meet to discuss current or concluded projects within musicology or other related disciplines. A couple of times each semester, international scholars visit our department to present their work. Please note that some of the seminars are text seminars, to which texts can be acquired by contacting the coordinator of the seminar series, Ester Lebedinski, by e-mail

The seminars are usually held Tuesdays from 1.15 pm CET until 3 pm. 

Research seminar spring semester 2019

NB: Additions or changes may be made during the semester. Check this page regularly!

Time and place (unless otherwise stated): Tuesday kl. 1.15pm-3pm in lecture room F2 (2-0047)

  1. 12/2 Mischa van Kan, Swedish Centre for Jazz and Folk Music Research: "Record covers: The materiality of modern jazz in Sweden in the 1940s and 1950s"
  2. 5/3 Department research application seminar
  3. 26/3 Carolien Hulshof, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University: Presentation of PhD project: "Unyago: Music, ritual and gendered power relations among the Waswahili in Zanzibar"
  4. 2/4 Paul André Bempechat, Harvard University: "Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters"
  5. 9/4 Mattias Lundberg, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University: "Libraries and Archives: Notions of Obsolescence, Completism and Revitalization among Nineteenth-century Music Collectors and Scholars".
  6. 23/4 Jonas Lundblad: "Chant as Musical Freedom: A Study in the Formation of Messiaen’s Aesthetics" NB This seminar has been rescheduled to June 4, 13.15-15.00
  7. 7/5 Helen Rossil, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University: Presentation of PhD project on popular religious song in Denmark
  8. 21/5 Tobias Plebuch, Department of Musicology, Uppsala: "A-G-A: The Shortest Quote in Music History and its Cinematic Career."
  9. 23/5 Saskia Willaert, Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels: “African Musical Instruments & Encounters with the West” NB! Thursday May 23, 9.15 am-noon
  10. 28/5 Meghan Quinlan, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University: "Political Song in the Age of Saint Louis (1226-70)"