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Puls – journal for ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology

The articles in this first issue discuss some different aspects of ethnomusicology in the Nordic area:  The film Frozen from an indigenous Sami and environmental perspective;  the increasing festivalisation of music;  Finnish Schlager music and dance as nostalgic club culture; and the creation of the image of the nyckelharpa player and composer Eric Sahlström (the latter article in Swedish).

The first issue of Puls – click here

A modern journal for ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology

Puls – journal for ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology is a new online open access journal published by Svenskt visarkiv/Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research, Stockholm, Sweden. The main focus of the journal is ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology, but the journal also embraces adjacent disciplines, such as other aspects of musicology and choreology, folklore, literature, and related studies of traditional and popular culture. The journal focuses on discussion of the expressions, roles and functions of music and dancing in society.

Each issue of Puls presents articles, book reviews and conference reports in the field of music and dance research.

Puls is a modern, scholarly journal aiming to reach scholars and students as well as performers in the fields of music and dancing, and the culturally interested public. The journal could be regarded as an updated sequel – in a communicative as well as scholarly sense – of the former publications from Svenskt visarkiv, the yearbook Sumlen (1976–1999) and the popular journal Noterat (1995–2014). 

In Puls articles are published in the Scandinavian languages or in English. Articles are subject to a peer review process prior to publication.

Puls is an annual, free access online journal published on the website of the Swedish public institution Musikverket/Swedish Performing Arts Agency, where Svenskt visarkiv is one of the units. The editorial work is conducted by a general editor and a co-editor (the latter appointed for a two-year period) in co-operation with the editorial board of Puls. A scholarly and cross-disciplinary Advisory Board is liaised with the journal.

General editor: Dr Ingrid Åkesson, Musikverket/Svenskt visarkiv, ingrid.akesson@musikverket.se

Guest editor (two first issues): Associate Professor Karin L Eriksson, Linné University, Växjö, karin.eriksson@lnu.se

Editor for book reviews and conference reports: Alf Arvidsson, University of Umeå, alf.arvidsson@kultmed.umu.se

Calls for Contributions to Puls No. 3

We now call for contributions from authors for peer review for Puls no 3. The deadline is April 1st 2017.

The third issue of the journal aims at opening up for general discussion. The editors welcome contributions treating different aspects of ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology in present society. Please click here for further information. 

Puls publishes texts in English and the Scandinavian languages.

Guidelines for authors are to be found here.

Puls no 2 is under production and will be published early 2017. The theme for this issue is Cross-disciplinary dialogues on learning and transmission – please click here for further information

Editorial information

For further information, please contact the general editor at ingrid.akesson@musikverket.se