The Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (INET-md)

is a transdiciplinary research center with headquarters at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL) and three branches at the Departamento de Comunicação e Arte, Universidade de Aveiro (DeCA-UA), the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa (FMH-UL) and the Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ESE-IPP).


INET-md's main objective is the development of research and creation in the fields of music and dance, in collaboration with various interlocutors and institutions. The main activities include:

  • To carry out transdisciplinary research on music and dance, using current perspectives from Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology, Cultural Studies, Popular Music Studies, Dance Studies, Music Education, Music Theory and Analysis, Performance Studies, Music Acoustics, Sound Studies and Artistic Research;
  • To develop collaborative partnerships with local groups and communities, artists, policy makers and national and international institutions, towards a socially responsible democratic and decolonial construction of knowledge;
  • To promote research that fosters relations between countries and regions with historical links with Portugal, addressing issues related to colonial pasts and postcolonial contexts;
  • To develop artistic research on music and dance performance and composition;
  • To consolidate research in sound production and perception based on physical and psycho-acoustic principles;
  • To promote audiovisual archiving and online databases as a common good for society.

Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies

Coord.: Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco


Historical and Cultural Studies in Music

Coord.: Rui Vieira Nery


Dance Studies

Coord.: Daniel Tércio


Musical Acoustics and Sound Studies

Coord.: Vincent Debut


Creation, Performance and Artistic Research

Coord.: Jorge Salgado Correia


Education and Music in the Community

Coord.: Graça Boal-Palheiros