About MMaP

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada Research Chairs Program and Memorial University, the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP) was founded in 2003 by Professor Emerita Beverley Diamond to forward cutting-edge research on music and culture.

Located in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre at the east end of the Memorial University campus, MMaP’s facilities are home to Memorial’s MA and PhD programs in ethnomusicology, visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows, a state-of-the-art audio restoration lab, a dance studio, and presentation and meeting spaces.

Under the current directorship of Dr. Harris M. Berger, the Centre hosts a wide range of events, including scholarly lectures, film screenings, and conferences and symposia, many of which are livestreamed and archived on our YouTube channel. Our “Back on Track” Audio Publication Series makes one-of-a-kind collections of archival and field recordings available to the public, with CDs and websites that showcase diverse musics from Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world.

To learn more about the Centre, Memorial’s ethnomusicology program, and MMaP’s publications, or to get news about our upcoming events, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and explore our website.