Click HERE for a link to a preview of this book, as published in the journal Ethnomusicology Review.
Co-edited with Dr. Jonathan McCollum.
This book will offer a detailed description of new developments in global music historiography, including techniques applicable to historical research across an array of music specializations: ethnomusicology, historical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, early music performance practice, and music education history.
Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology seems especially relevant now in light of the fact that the various subfields of musicology recently appear to be exploring possibilities for attaining stronger mutual communication through a more unified approach, and in this regard it is telling that the Society for Ethnomusicology, American Musicological Society, and Society for Music Theory offered a large joint conference in New Orleans in November of 2012, during which we planned additional details of this forthcoming book. Development of the book is coordinated through the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)'s Historical Ethnomusicology special interest group, for which I have recently served as Chair. The SIG is now chaired by Ann Lucas, and Jonathan McCollum is Chair-Elect.
Contributors to the book include specialists in the historical music(s) of ancient Iran, India, Armenia, Japan, and Korea, as well as Jewish musical practices and even fiddle traditions in the deep south of the USA.
UPDATE 2 (August 25, 2013): We are very pleased that Keith Howard (Professor, SOAS, University of London) has agreed to write the Foreword to this book. It looks possible that we may also include a new contribution from South Africa.
UPDATE 3 (April 26, 2014): We are now doing the final edits, and will send the complete manuscript to the publisher on Monday, April 28, 2014. In addition to the material mentioned above, the book includes both a chapter and a foreword by Keith Howard as well as a chapter by Diane Thram.