Guest lectures and seminars


Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Welcome to this semester's first Research Seminar. We would like to start the new semester with a small party where every member of staff can present their recent, current, and upcoming work. 

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Join us for a research seminar featuring Aaron Allen, who will discuss the role of music in the environmental humanities. Further information forthcoming.


Time and place: May 28, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Benjamin D. Piekut (Cornell University) will be giving a talk on "The Vernacular Avant-Garde."

Time and place: Apr. 28, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Formidlingssenteret, Operaen

The book launch will include a panel discussion on the topic:

‘Staging morality in the 1920s and 2020s: should opera be political?’

Panel speakers include: Peter Edwards (University of Oslo), Peter Franklin (University of Oxford), Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol), Astrid Kvalbein (NMH) and Aksel Tollåli (Oslo). The event is introduced and moderated by Hallgjerd Aksnes (University of Oslo).

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminar room 1, ZEB

Professor Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol) will give a seminar on academic writing and publishing.


Time and place: Apr. 9, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Our Professor 2 Georgina Born will present on this Research Seminar.

Time and place: Jan. 22, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Welcome to the first Research Seminar this year where we will have our most recent PhD candidates present their projects. 

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

We are celebrating the launch of the book: A NIME Reader - Fifteen Years of New Interfaces for Musical Expression, co-edited by Alexander Refsum Jensenius. 

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Auditoriet Nasjonalbiblioteket

A Seminar Co-Organized by the National Library (NB) and the Department of Musicology (IMV), University of Oslo. Keynote speaker Marion Leonard (Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool).

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2017 5:00 PM - Nov. 15, 2017 7:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Tirsdag og onsdag fra 17:00 til 19:00 vil det være eksamenskonsert i samspill i Salen. Konserten er åpen for alle.

Time and place: Oct. 30, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

This Research Seminar will be dedicated to staff members sharing their experience with applying for external funding and hopefully inspiring and encouraging new applicants.

Time and place: Oct. 17, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Seminarrom 144

Visiting postdoc Alba Montes Sánchez (University of Copenhagen) will give a talk on the topic: Envy as a social emotion

Time and place: Oct. 16, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Prof. Chris Stover from the Arizona State University will give a guest lecture entitled "Eight Axioms for a Theory of Timeline Music."

Time and place: Sep. 18, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

The first Research Seminar of the semester will feature the launch of the new international anthology,The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender (New York. Routledge, 2017),  edited by Stan Hawkins and published this year.

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2017 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Seminar room 2, ZEB

Dr Luis-Manuel Garcia (University of Birmingham) and Dr Maria Witek (Aarhus University) will be guest presenters at Dance Music, Diverse Perspectives.

Time and place: Aug. 24, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Prof. Ben Harbert from the Department of Performing Arts, Georgetown University (Washington DC), will present his research on music in Louisiana prisons on August 24, and participate in a free film-screening and public Q&A on August 21. 

Time and place: Aug. 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Eldorado bokhandel

All are invited to a free public screening of Ben Harbert’s music documentary Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana prison musicians (2012). 

Time and place: June 13, 2017 11:00 AM - June 16, 2017 3:00 PM, IMV and NMH

Welcome to the International Music Research Summer School, which will take place in Oslo June 2017. The event is a collaboration between Grieg Research School (Western Norway), the Norwegian Academy of Music and the University of Oslo, Dept. of Musicology.

Time and place: May 8, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB

Professor Jessica Wiskus (Duquesne University) will give a guest lecture on Rhythm and Retention: Thinking through Husserl’s Phenomenology of Time-Consciousness

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, 103, ZEB Bygningen

The next Nordic Sounds meeting features a presentation from Astrid Kvalbein (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo) on  Fartein Valen's compositions titled "A Melancholic Modernist of the North?" 

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Salen, ZEB

Dr. Björn Heile from the University og Glasgow will give a lecture based on his experiences as an expert member of the FRIHUMSAM panels in 2015 and 2016.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 106, ZEB

The Nordic Sounds research group aims to establish interfaculty and inter-departmental collaboration on issues dealing with music, sound, subjectivity, national and Nordic identity, culture, and social systems. 

This seminar features presentations from two members of the group, who will discuss their current research projects.  All welcome.

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2016 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Salen, ZEB-building, Blindern campus

Is digital production killing the soul of music? Is Auto-Tune the nadir of creative expression?

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM, Aud. 4, Harald Scheldrupshus, Forskningsveien 3A, inngang 2

Four of the best “brains” in the field of the cognitive neuroscience will gather in the Music and Brains workshop to show how current research is beginning to solve the mystery of our brain’s fascination with music. The seminar is open to all, but If you would like coffee/lunch - please use the Attendance Form to register by September 1st.