University of Illinois Press Launches Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce the launch of the Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology. The fund honors UIUC professor emeritus Bruno Nettl, internationally renowned musicologist, co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and longtime editor of the journal Ethnomusicology.

We hNettl Fund graphicave some great titles in ethnomusicology this season that represent the breadth and excellence of ethno scholarship published by UIP:

  • Richard Jones-Bamman’s book on builders of old-time banjos
  • Robin Harris’s research on storytelling in Siberia
  • Stefan Fiol’s analysis of music, media, and social mobility in the Himalayas
  • Lee Bidgood’s ethnography of bluegrass music in the Czech Republic

We are also excited about forthcoming titles in 2018, which include Sarah Weiss’s comparative study of women’s rituals in world religions and Margaret Sarkissian and Ted Solis’s long-anticipated, ambitious, and comprehensive ethnography of the field of ethnomusicology. Two other 2018 books will add to the growing scholarship in eco-musicology. Michael Silvers’s book explores relationships between popular music, the environmental and social costs of drought, and the politics of culture and climate vulnerability in the Northeast region of Brazil. And Timothy Cooley and Gregory Barz’s edited collection brings together top voices in the field to provide a broad overview of how social, economic, and environmental changes impact the sustainability of cultural practices.

The Bruno Nettl Fund will help ensure the future of publishing groundbreaking, exceptional scholarship that continues to diversify the field.

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