Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sounds Studies

The Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies is convened by Professor Jason Stanyek of the University of Oxford. Former convenors of the series were Professor Martin Stokes (currently at King’s College London) and Professor Noel Lobley (currently at the University of Virginia).

Featuring lectures by leading scholars who have adventurous takes on musical and sonic cultures, the series has a particular grounding in anthropology, sound studies, and ethnomusicology.

We typically hold two or three seminars each academic term. Our standard meeting time is on Thursdays at 5pm and events usually take place at or near St John’s College.

Our seminars are open to all and admission is free. There is a wine reception after each talk.

Further details of the series can be found here.

If you have any questions about the series please contact Professor Stanyek at