Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies
Consolidating and expanding research on music and sound from the perspectives of Ethnomusicology, Popular Music Studies and Sound Studies;
Carrying out research on musics and sonic environments, focusing on the Lusophone world;
Developing audiovisual archiving;
- Promoting collaborative research with comunities and institutions at the local, national and international levels;
- Building a reference databank on music in Portugal, the Portuguese diaspora and other Lusophone countries.
- Music and the construction of local, regional, ethnic and national identities;
- Transcultural processess in music in colonial and post-colonial Lusophone contexts and their diasporas, focusing on issues of race, gender, class, place and national identity;
- Cultural politics: the relationship between political power, music discourse and practice; the impact of local, national and transnational policies; heritagization;
- The invention and representation of tradition;
- Music, migration and mobility;
- Globalization and transnational cultural processes;
- The impact of music technologies on compositional processes, performance, production systems, transmission and reception;
- The trajectory and resignification of jazz and rock in 20th century Portugal;
- Music and emotion;
- The interdisciplinary study of sound, especially in urban environments.