Historical Musicology Research Seminar

lmusi2861  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Historical Musicology Research Seminar
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Main themes
The seminar deals with various socio-musicological subjects such as musical life ;  music and cultural identity ;  places of music production ;  music and media ; musical criticism ; music and politics ; popular music and ethnomusicology ; music and gender ; music and social classes ; music and revolution ; music and memory ; music and sexuality ; urban music ; music and work.
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 :

1 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 seminar aims to train the students in the musicological study of non-musical sources, so as to introduce them to the methods of social history (more precisely to the analysis of religious behaviors and practices). It intends to provide the necessary tools for the achievement of scientific works in the field of history and historical musicology.
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.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The teaching program consists of theoretical lectures, practical training in archives and pedagogical supervision. It is supplemented by the contribution of invited experts.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The students'skills are evaluated on the base of an individual work which will be defended at the end of the semester.
Online resources
Slideshows, archives materials and musical scores are available on Moodle.
Les ouvrages de référence seront mentionnés au cours des séances de séminaire.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Philosophy