In recent decades, research in the humanities has called for the displacement and multiplication of the addressed themes, and has defended approaches that integrate the study of archives, repertoires and musical practices which have been excluded from modern narratives. Similarly, inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue has fostered the emergence of new epistemologies that shift the focus from writings to performative scenarios, or from musical styles to musical practices. The development of this focus in musical research is particularly evident in fields such as community music studies, local music studies, gender and music studies and artistic research in music.
The University of Aveiro, and its Department of Communication and Arts hosted this event from June 28th to 30th, 2019. The keynote speakers were Catherine Laws (University of York; Orpheus Institute) and Suzel Reily (UNICAMP).