Project Description

The DIALOGUES project promises engagement with a great diversity of audiences and researchers from across North America and around the world. It will facilitate significant intellectual, economic, social and cultural impact through engaging in three core components: 

1.     Knowledge Exchange and Outreach Events

2.     Legacy Publications

3.     Digital Resources

With the support of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant, the project is facilitated by the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) and its Canadian chapter, the Canadian Society for Traditional Music/ Société canadienne pour les traditions musicales (CSTM/SCTM), in collaboration with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and several Canadian university-based offices and research institutions, namely:

       The Centre for Sound Communities (CSC), Cape Breton University (Administrative Host Institution)

       Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP), Memorial University

       Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE) and Music for Global Human Development (www.m4ghd.com), University of Alberta

       Justice4Reel, MacEwan University


Mission Statement

DIALOGUES is a collaborative, multi-faceted program of events and public outreach activities aimed at decolonizing sound, music and dance studies. It responds to urgent needs for change in the field of ethnomusicology as expressed by Black, Indigenous and racialized students, scholars, and community-based researchers — people whose daily challenges resulting from histories of racism and colonialism are now exponentially compounded by COVID-19.