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RILM at IAML in Cambridge, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

RILM will participate at this year’s meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) in Cambridge, U.K., from 30 July to 4 August 2023.

On Thursday, 3 August, at 2:00pm BST/9:00am EDT, Tina Frühauf, RILM’s Executive Director, will chair the RILM general information session titled “Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale: Past, Present, Future”. Tina will be joined by Zdravko Blažeković (RILM’s Executive Editor and Product Development Coordinator) and Jadranka Važanová (RILM’s Senior Editor and RAFT Product Development Coordinator) as speakers on the panel.   

RILM’s Commission Mixte will convene on Wednesday, 2 August, at 9:00am BST/4:00am EDT. Shortly thereafter, at 11:00am BST/6:00am EDT, Jadranka will chair the RILM Business Meeting for National Committees.

RILM will also be a focal point in at least two papers given at the conference: Jennifer Ward’s (RISM Editorial Center, Frankfurt am Main) “Encoding music, decoding music history: RISM, RILM and the beginnings of Plaine & Easie Code”, scheduled for 2:00pm BST/9:00am EDT on Monday, 31 July, and Hsiao-Fen Chen’s (National Taiwan Normal University) “A study on trends and issues in music research from the core journals of RILM Taiwan”, to be presented at 10:30am BST/5:30am EDT on Thursday, 3 August. 

Please feel free to find any of us and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this exciting event on the conference website, which also includes a link to a PDF with the conference schedule.

RILM at PASMAE in Cape Coast, 2023

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

RILM will attend, for the first time, the joint regional conference of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE) and the International Society for Music Education (ISME), on 24-28 July 2023 at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. The theme for this year’s conference is Evolving Musical Arts Spaces, Cultures and Sustainable Development in Africa. 

On Monday, 24 July, at 12:30pm GMT/8:30am EDT, Executive Director Tina Frühauf will present the poster Bibliography Now! Accessing Global Knowledge in Music Education. Throughout the conference, Tina can also be found at the RILM exhibition table, which will be featured also that Monday at 4:00pm GMT/12:00pm EDT.

Please feel free to find Tina to learn more about all of RILM’s resources, ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can also find more details on this important event in the conference program and on the conference website.

RILM at IFTR in Accra, 2023

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković will be in attendance at the 2023 congress of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), which will take place in Accra, Ghana, 24–28 July 2023. The topic of this year’s conference is The Stories We Tell: Myths, Myth Making & Performance.

Please feel free to find Zdravko to learn more about all of RILM’s resources, ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can also find more details on this exciting event in the conference schedule and on the conference website.

New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

Thursday, July 06, 2023

RILM Abstracts with Full Text just added eleven more titles to its full-text journal collection. The new titles are:

  • 1/1: The journal of the Just Intonation Network. San Francisco: Just Intonation Network. 1985–2007. ISSN 8756-7717
  • Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft. Berlin: Verlag Neue Musik, Sonderpublikationen, 1973–79. ISSN 0005-8106
  • Етномузика: Збірник наукових праць і матеріалів [Etnomuzika: Zbìrnik naukovih prac’ ì materìalìv]. L’vìv: L’vìvs’ka Nacìonal’na Muzična Akademìâ ìmenì M. V. Lisenka. 2006–. ISSN 2523-4846 and eISSN 2523-4854
  • Hortus musicus. Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni. 2000–05. ISSN 1129-4965
  • Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists. Ife-Ife: Association of Nigerian Musicologists. 2007–. eISSN 1597-0590
  • Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music. Washington, DC: International Alliance for Women in Music, 1989–. ISSN 1082-1872
  • Magyar zene: Zenetudományi folyóirat. Budapest: Magyar Zenetudományi és Zenekritikai Társaság. 1960–. ISSN 0025-0384
  • Nachrichten zur Mahler-Forschung/News about Mahler research. Wien: Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft. 1976/1977–. ISSNs 1608-8956 and 1609-0349
  • Research perspectives in music education. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Music Educators Association. 1990–. ISSN 1947-7457
  • Sinfónica. Montevideo: Sinfónica. 1995–. ISSN 1510-3544
  • 中央音乐学院学报 [Zhongyang Yinyue Xueyuan xuebao]/Journal of the Central Conservatory of Music. Beijing: Zhongyang Yinyue Xueyuan/Central Conservatory of Music. 1980–. ISSN 1001-9871

These additions showcase the depth and range of RILM’s international scope, with full-text coverage that embraces a diversity of languages, nations, and approaches to music research. 

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music, featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. It covers over one million publications from the early 19th century to the present on traditional music, popular music, jazz, classical music, and related subjects, enhanced with full text.If you do not already subscribe to RILM Abstracts with Full Text, get in touch with your EBSCO sales representative, or email

RILM at ICTM in Legon, 2023

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

RILM will participate in the 47th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), which will take place at the University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana, 13–19 July 2023.

On Monday, 17 July, at 11:00am GMT/7:00am EDT, Executive Director Tina Frühauf and Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković chair the RILM-sponsored plenary session “(Re)writing the (Ethno)musicological Canon: Africa, Music Historiography, and Their Others”. Panelists are Daniel Kodzo Avorgbedor, Bridget Chinouriri, Imani Sanga, Patricia Opondo, and Nico Staiti.

Additionally, on Tuesday, 18 July, at 8:30am GMT/4:30am EDT, Zdravko will present his paper “Carsten Niebuhr’s Reisebeschreibung Nach Arabien Und Andern Umliegenden Ländern: European Views of the Arabic Music” on the panel Representing Ourselves and Others, which he will also chair. 

On Thursday, 13 July, at 5:00pm GMT/1:00pm EDT, Associate Editor Gene Lai will remotely present his paper “Taking cues from Taoist and Hindu Folk Deities: The Development of Singaporean and Malaysian Uṟumi Mēḷam” during the panel entitled Shifting Aesthetics and Reimagining Meanings of Spirit Encounters: Sound, Movement, and Religious Hybridity in Southeast Asia. The following Saturday, 15 July, at 11:00am GMT/7:00am EDT, Assistant Editor Farah Zahra will present her paper “Displaced Archives: A [Hi]story of the Cassettes’ Collections of the Iraqi Maqam”. And on Wednesday, 19 July, at 2:30pm GMT/10:30am EDT, Editor Mu Qian will share his research on “Louder Dhikr: Mediation and Transmission of Uyghur Sufi Sounds” during the panel Negotiating the Sacred in Music and Dance.

Please feel free to find Tina, Zdravko, or Mu Qian and ask questions, provide feedback, or just say hello. You can find more details on this international gathering in the conference program and on the conference website.