Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
The course is conceived as a research seminar including:
Within the University:
1) Methodological training for research (bibliography, heuristic, problematization, epistemology)
2) Sociological, historical and musicological training (depending on the topic)
Outside the University (archive, musical library and museum):
1) Heuristic (archive directories and inventories)
2) Records management (edition of historical texts, synthesis).
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Skills in historical research and musicology
Archival research with musical concerns (compositors, works, institutions, musical life, practices ans repertoires)
Epistemological consideration about musicological research
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
To this end, the seminar consists of various case studies dealing with the production and the consumption of ritual and devotional music. It considers the formation processes of the sources, the different documentary analysis that can be applied, and the value of the excepted results.
Moreover, the seminar provides a training for the students own researches and works: from the discovery of a new archive holding to the final interpretation of the collected data, including musical philology and music edition.