Monash ethnomusicologist, Dr Adrian McNeil, teaches prestigious Indian government course

Monash ethnomusicologist, Dr Adrian McNeil, has recently returned from Kolkata where he taught an intensive course, ‘Ethnomusicology and the Digital Archive’ at Jadvapur University.

GIAN course

The course was an initiative of the Indian Government through their GIAN scheme (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) in which leading academics around the world are invited and sponsored to teach cutting edge courses at the top universities in India. The course ran for 5 days with 45 participants involved in the documentation of archival, community and heritage materials.

The course focused on metadata, ethics, ethnomusicological theory and cultural sustainability.

The course attracted professional participants and academics from across the country. Dr McNeil was hosted by Professor Amlan Das Gupta, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University.

Dr McNeil is a leading authority on cultural history and music in India.