The purpose of the IMS Study Group “Global History of Music” is to promote macro-historical thinking about global connections, patterns, and processes in human musicking, and to develop theoretical frameworks for musicology that intersect with current directions in sister disciplines. It focuses on examining the global musical repercussions of transcontinental exchanges, movement, and mixing of peoples, practices, ideas, and objects. The study group first met in Paris in 2019 and aims to hold an annual meeting. It will maintain strong links and collaborate with parallel groups including the AMS Global History of Music Study Group, the ICTM Study Group on the Global History of Music, and the International Network for a Global History of Music (INGHM).
The Graduate Institute of Musicology (GIM) at National Taiwan University was founded in 1996. It is one of twelve departments of the university’s College of Liberal Arts, and offers the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts. GIM provides a diverse, liberal learning environment and a wealth of academic resources at a comprehensive research institution. It aims at cultivating an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music, valuing the rich interconnectedness among cultures and promoting interactions among the sub-disciplines of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and systematic musicology as well as with other scholarly fields such as anthropology, literature, philosophy, sociology, and psychology. A primary research and teaching emphasis is the musical cultures of East Asia, but from a broadly internationalized perspective that recognizes our region’s participation in global dialogue and welcomes scholarship in all musics of the world. Through its efforts to foster an integrative approach to musicological studies in a spirit of interdisciplinarity and global diversity, GIM has earned a significant reputation among international musicological communities in recent years.