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Puls – journal for ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology

Calls for Contributions to Puls No. 4

We now call for contributions from authors for peer review for Puls no 4. The deadline is April 2nd 2018. The theme for Puls no 4 is To perform the traditional in the present time.

Puls publishes texts in English and the Scandinavian languages.

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Puls no 3 will be published in March 2018.

Puls no 2 - new issue, March 2017

The theme of this second issue of Puls is dialogue, encounters, and overlapping between the two research fields ethnomusicology and music education. Which pedagogical forms are used in education in traditional music for grown-ups? How can the El Sistema method within music education be understood in a combined ethnomusicological and pedagogical perspective? How does a flute teacher in traditional music transmit ideals as well as freedom to his students? What characterises the discourse on jazz education in the Swedish jazz journal Orkesterjournalen? These questions are discussed in this themed issue of Puls, initiated by the Guest Editor Karin L. Eriksson, Linné University.

Besides the themed articles, Puls no 2 contains a text on the role of religious processions and folk piety in post-communist Lithuania, and in addition reviews, short reports and conference reports. 

Editorial information

For further information, please contact the general editor.

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

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.