is a peer-reviewed online journal produced in the International
Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University (UK). It was
established to provide a forum for progressive thinking across
the whole field of musical studies, and encourages work that draws
on any and all relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
The journal espouses no particular theoretical line, ideology
or programme. However, responding to a perception that the projects
going under the names of ‘new’ and ‘critical’ musicology have
been succeeded by a certain disciplinary retrenchment or even
counter-reaction, we aim to encourage work which explicitly or
implicitly interrogates existing paradigms, and which acknowledges
that musicological work will always have a political dimension.
The politics we favour might be summarised as a desire to democratise
the field of the permissible.
Musicology is published in annual volumes, with new content
added continuously when available. As well as major academic articles,
it includes essay-reviews of particularly significant books, recordings
and concerts, and, in the interests of furthering dialogue, also
welcomes thoughtful responses to articles.
We are now
considering contributions for Volumes 7 and 8.