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 John C. Perlin 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, a state-of-the-art audio restoration lab, a dance studio, and presentation and meeting spaces.

Under the directorship of Harris M. Berger, the Centre hosts a wide range of live events, including scholarly lectures, academic conferences, and music performances, many of which are livestreamed on the Internet and archived on our YouTube channel. Our “Back on Track” Audio Publication Series makes one-of-a-kind collections of archival recordings and new music available to the public, with CDs, websites, and other media that showcase the diverse musics of Newfoundland and Labrador and the surrounding region.

To learn more about the Centre, Memorial’s ethnomusicology programs, and MMaP’s publications, or to get news about our upcoming events, follow us on BlueSky, Mastodon, Instagram or Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube channel, join our email list, or explore this website.