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The Archaeology of Music

7.5 credits

This is an online course without any physical meetings. You can study whenever you want using your own computer and internet access. The language of instruction is English. The course introduces the relevance of music in the study of archaeology. In a series of unique video lectures, you will meet Cajsa S. Lund, researcher and a specialist in music archaeology. You will study the source material and methodology applied in music archeology with special focus on Northern Europe. In addition, the studies cover source-critical issues related to music archeology. During the course, you will be able to see and listen to authentic performances of music.

A pioneer in the field of music archaeology

The Swedish music archaeologist Cajsa S. Lund offers this course in music archaeology. The course focuses on northern Europe’s prehistoric societies but will also deal with later times, so-called historical music archaeology. She is considered one of the international pioneers in the field of North-European music archaeology. Her research focuses on sound instruments and possible soundscapes in Scandinavia’s prehistory, experimental music archaeology, and methodological problems.

Listen to the bone whistle from the Viking era

Cajsa S. Lund shows her favourite instrument.

Course outline

Read more about the four lectures included in the course.

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