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the world of music (new series) is an international scholarly journal dedicated to reporting and reflecting current theoretical perspectives on and research in the field of the world’s music and dance.

While every issue is designed to focus on a specific topic, the world of music (new series) does not confine its attention to any single region or methodological approach. We publish original, and sometimes challenging, contributions from all over the world, aimed at musicologists and musicians, dance researchers, anthropologists, cultural studies and post-colonial studies scholars, and others.

The articles contained in the world of music (new series) are informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives but devoted to a shared goal: understanding the musics of the world, their histories, and their manifold contexts. It is our aim to generate a productive and creative dialogue between music researchers in disparate locations and contexts.

insideWoM: A White Curator’s Burden

the world of music (new series) 10 (2021):1 on Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials (guest-edited by Rasika Ajotikar) will be out soon. In our insideWoM section,  Barbara Titus shares five digitized wax cylinder recordings from the Jaap Kunst...

Rachel Beckles Willson wins Frances Densmore prize

Rachel Beckles Willson wins the Frances Densmore Prize Rachel Beckles Willson has won the Frances Densmore Prize for her article "Orientation through Instruments: The ʿūd, the Palestinian Home, and Kamīlyā Jubrān," published in the world of music (new series) 8(1),...

the world of music (new series)

a journal of the department of musicology of the georg august university göttingen

ISSN 0043 8774