Ethnomusicology and Global Culture

A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

June 20 – July 1, 2011
Music Department, Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut


Principal Faculty

  • Eric Charry (Director), Mark Slobin, Su Zheng, Wesleyan University

Guest Lecturers

  • Melvin Butler, Peter Hadley, Maureen Mahon, Maria Mendonça, Alex Perullo, Sumarsam


The Society for Ethnomusicology and the Wesleyan University Music Department are pleased to collaborate for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in ethnomusicology. We will provide stipend support for the participation of twenty-two faculty from universities, four-year colleges, and community colleges, and three full-time graduate students. Three principal faculty from Wesleyan and six guest lecturers will lead the daily sessions over the course of two weeks.

What happens when music, people and media move across the globe? What kinds of transformations take place? How has recent technology facilitated and impacted such transformations? These are some of the key questions that will challenge us as we look at case studies from around the world, introducing the selected NEH Summer Scholars to new and recent scholarship and developing teaching strategies for incorporating this focus into the curricula of both music and related humanities disciplines.

We welcome applications from specialists in ethnomusicology, music scholars outside the field of ethnomusicology, and academics in related disciplines.

For further information contact:

Stephen Stuempfle (Institute Manager)
Executive Director, Society for Ethnomusicology
Indiana University, Morrison Hall 005
1165 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3700
(812) 855-8779


Ethnomusicology and Global Culture is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.