Cultural heritage studies, Ethnology, Ethnomusicology, Social anthropology, Sociology

Focus: intangible heritage of the Western Balkan region, and its ties to Central and Eastern Europe

Course date

13 July - 21 July, 2020
The applicatin deadline has expired. Late appliations will be processed on a case-by-case basis.

Previous experience - Music as Heritage


„Through the diversity of the participants, I was able to look at world history, anthropology and ethnomusicology through many lenses. This was also an indispensable part of a learning experience that revolves around intangible heritage. In other words, the course was indescribably useful.”

„What is special about this programme is that the very best ethnomusicologists, social anthropologists, archaeologists and other social scientists from America, UK, and Central Europe alike, as well as event managers and music practitioners, are all coming together and engaging in intimate formal as well as informal sessions (including trips, dinners, parties, lectures, fieldwork, etc.). Keeping the social, ethnic and hegemonic barriers aside, creating a most ethical and all-encompassing environment. Tackling issues of everyday and tomorrow, in hope for a new world order.”
„Whether the level of the course was correct for me or not, the fact that the course drew in individuals of diverse disciplines of study as well as occupations and livelihoods, bears testimony to its success. From music producers, managers and practitioners, to academic professors and scholars alike, to aspiring students: all of us at the end of the course, connected and debated on similar lines and felt like one inclusive unit. This is undoubtedly one of my biggest takeaways from the course.”
„I could air and discuss concerns relating to authenticity, and receive new perspective & input from other participants. The inclusive workshop atmosphere of the course exceeded my expectations, and left a lasting memory and gave me motivation to make collaborative projects in the future. Firstly, upon acceptance into the course, I was to embark upon my maiden solo or lone trip. I very well knew it would be a life-changing event.”
„This course has allowed me to look at my own cultural heritage in an objective way. As a musician who works in both traditional and contemporary fields I cannot describe the value that this has added onto my professional life.”
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