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Puls – journal for ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology

Puls no 5

How can music reflect the experience of boundaries and movements across borders? What role does dance play in the construction of Skolt Sami identity? And what happens to classical music when used in memes in the digital era? You can read about this and much more in the latest issue of  Puls. The feature article is written by Philip V. Bohlman. The other contributing authors are Pettri Hoppu, Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius, Per Åslund Omholt and Anders Öhman.

Puls no 5 

Puls no 7

Call for contributions Puls no 7.


Editorial information

For further information, please contact the general editor.

Publisher: Dan Lundberg, Director-General Musikverket, dan.lundberg@musikverket.se.

General editor: Madeleine Modin, madeleine.modin@musikverket.se. Please e-mail articles to puls@musikverket.se

Guest editor, no 5-7: Alf Arvidsson, Umeå universitet, alf.arvidsson@kultmed.umu.se

Editor for book reviews and conference reports is  Karin L Eriksson karin.eriksson@lnu.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.