A proposal at an historic joint meeting of the former Musicological Society of Southern Africa and the Symposium on Ethnomusicology at the University of Cape Town in 2005 resulted in the amalgamation of the two organisations in 2006. At the Potchefstroom conference in 2006 a new society, the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) came into existence. The first annual conference of SASRIM was held in Bloemfontein in August 2007. SASRIM has also managed to retain the name and accreditation for the journal SAMUS (South African Music Studies), formerly the South African Journal of Musicology.
Though the Society’s members are predominantly based in South Africa, the Society also welcomes members, collaborations and research into music in its broader Southern African, African continental and international contexts. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us for further information.
SASRIM Conference 2013
The conference will take place from 18-20 July 2013 at Fort Hare in East London.
World renowned musicologist, Susan McClary, and popular music scholar, Robert Walser, both from Case University in Cleveland (USA) will be keynote speakers.
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