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Here are some weblinks of interest from members of Outreach Ethnomusicology that you might like to follow. If you would like to include your website resource in this page, please let us know (our address is info "at"

Branches of Ethnomusicology

A collection of links to various types of ethnomusicological studies within the discipline

Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory

This is the home of the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory (CSML) at Ohio State University, supported by the Center for Cognitive Science and administered by the School of Music.

Digital Archives

Digital Archives Around the World

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum cares for the University of Oxford's collection of anthropology and world archaeology.

Discover more about visiting along with information on the famous collections and our contemporary research.

Reel to Real

Reel to Real is the archival sound project at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Collections Fund.

Work Songs

This site holds a collection of songs people have used, are using, or could use to aid labor.  It’s maintained by Bennett Konesni, a farmer-musician from Maine.

It’s a kind of digital songbook.  You can use it to learn songs for use out in your fields, for academic research, or maybe just because you want to listen.

Ethnomusicology Departments

Folklore and Ethnomusicology | Indiana University Bloomington

Ethnomusicology Groups

Groups and Organisations Involved in Ethnomusicology

Oral Tradition Journal

International and interdisciplinary forum for discussion of worldwide oral traditions and related forms

The Society for Ethnomusicology

Online resource for scholars of Ethnomusicology

ICTM Ireland

The International Council on Traditional Music promotes research into all forms of music, dance and music-related social life around the world. Its Irish chapter provides a research forum for scholars and students of Irish Traditional music, as well

British Forum For Ethnomusicology

UK society devoted to the study of music and dance from all parts of the world. Includes information about conferences, publications, and research.

Journals and Publications

Journal of American Folklore

The Journal of American Folklore is the official journal of the American Folklore Society and presents recent scholarship by AFS members and scholars in allied fields. AFS, founded in 1889, is an organization of folklorists with over l, 000 members in the US, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. The journal regularly publishes book, film, and exhibit reviews as well as articles on expressive culture and how groups make meaning through interactive activities.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology

The BFE, in association with Routledge, publishes the scholarly journal Ethnomusicology Forum (formerly the British Journal of Ethnomusicology). Since 2011, the journal appears three times per year. Volumes focusing on a specific theme and prepared by a guest editor alternate with general issues that include a range of articles covering a broader field of interest. The journal seeks to provide a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology.


The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

Outreach / Repatriation Projects

Outreach and Repatriation Projects

Joe Heaney Archive

Repatriation project in the west of Ireland

UCLA Outreach Program

Outreach program carried out by UCLA

Hopi Music Repatriation Project

a collaboration between the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office and the Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia University

AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive

For many years the AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive has provided free copies of audio recordings, video recordings and photographs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients through its ROMTIC (Return of Material to Indigenous Clients) program.

Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Music Archive

Through networking and collaboration, the Archive negotiates for the repatriation of copies of audio recordings, video recordings, and photographs of Ugandan music (and accompanying notes, if available). The British Library Sound Archives has already repatriated copies of Klaus Wachsmann’s recordings of 1949, 1950, and 1954 and these total to 1575 items of audio recordings.



Repatriation project in Canada

Outreach / Repatriation Resources Online

History, memory and music: The repatriation of digital audio to Yolngu communities, or, memory as...

History, memory and music: The repatriation of digital audio to Yolngu communities, or, memory as metadata

Challenges in the Repatriation of Historic Recordings to Papua New Guinea

Challenges in the Repatriation of Historic Recordings to Papua New Guinea

Museums and Restitution Article

This session saw two interesting papers discussing Digital Repatriation, a subject which at times is far more difficult to consider than the physical return of objects due to its conceptual nature.

American Indian Musical Repatriation

American Indian Musical Repatriation in Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Volume 3: The United States and Canada Koskoff, Ellen (editor); Routledge (publisher); published Nov 2000; 1390 pp

Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Audio Repatriation to Arnhem Land

S. J. Angel, University of Wollongong

On the repatriation of recorded sound from ethnomusicological archives : a survey of some of the ...

On the repatriation of recorded sound from ethnomusicological archives : a survey of some of the issues pertaining to people's access to documentation of their musical heritage

Outreach Links of Interest

Global Music Exchange

Global Music Exchange - Helping people help themselves through their music

Smithsonian Global Sound

Sells music from all over the world for 99 cents a track, with all royalties going back to the artist that created it.

Virtual Instrument Museum

Instruments selected from among several hundred in the collection of Wesleyan's Music department

Rough Guides To World Music

World Music Network's Rough Guide Website

World Music Central

World Music Central is a portal dedicated to World Music ...the latest news, CD and concert reviews, articles, an events calendar, and resources for music fans, industry professionals and researchers.

The non-profit organisation devoted to Shona Mbira music

The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum contains one of the world’s foremost collections of automatic instruments. From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated

Album Trad

The Selling Portal for Traditional, Folk and Acoustic Music

Major Harmony

Keywords Such as: music lessons, how to, Major Harmony, Mark Herrick, education, children, kids, entertainment

Oral History in the Digital Age

Welcome to Oral History in the Digital Age where we will connect you to the latest information on digital technologies pertaining to all phases of the oral history process. There are two primary locations for the OHDA Project online, the primary site and the OHDA WIKI.

Projects In Sound

Sound Diaries

Sound Diaries was set up in 2008 by Felicity Ford and Paul Whitty and is a research project of the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University. Sound Diaries is dedicated to recording everyday life in sound.