Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre of Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md)

The Institute of Ethnomusicology – Center for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md) is an interdisciplinary research unit, based at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL) and three branches at the Department of Communication and Art, at the University of Aveiro (DeCA-UA), at the Faculty of Human Motricity, at the University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) and at the Higher School of Education, at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESE-IPP).

INET-md promotes multidisciplinary research, creation and performance in the fields of music and dance. The Institute also offers doctoral and postgraduate programs. Its researchers develop scientific and cultural actions aimed at specialists and the general public, some in collaboration with different communities and institutions at local, national and international level.


1. Multidisciplinary research in music and dance, from the perspectives of ethnomusicology, historical musicology, cultural studies, popular music studies, ethnochoreology, education, music analysis and theory and performance studies.
2. Creation and performance of music and dance anchored in artistic and scientific research;
3. Audiovisual archive;
4. Community work.

Actions are carried out internally and transversally in six Research Groups:

  • Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies (coordination: Filippo Bonini Baraldi)
  • Historical and Cultural Studies in Music (coordination: Cristina Fernandes)
  • Dance Studies (coordination: Elisabete Monteiro)
  • Musical Acoustics and Sound Studies (coordination: Vincent Debut)
  • Creation, Performance and Artistic Research (coordination: Henrique Portovedo)
  • Education and Music in the Community (coordination: Graça Boal-Palheiros)


Coordinator(s) President Manuel Deniz Silva - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) Board of Directors Coordination of Poles Manuel Deniz Silva - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) Helena Marinho - Universidade de Aveiro (DeCA) Jorge Alexandre Costa - Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ESE) Sérgio Bordalo e Sá - Universidade de Lisboa (FMH) Coordination of Research Groups Cristina Fernandes - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) Elisabete Monteiro - Universidade de Lisboa (FMH) Filippo Bonini Baraldi - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) Graça Boal Palheiros - Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ESE) Henrique Portovedo - Universidade de Aveiro (DeCA) Vincent Debut - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH) Last Evaluation FCT Excellent Address INET-md Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Av. de Berna, 26 C 1069-061 Lisboa Email Phone 217 908 301 | 217 908 379 Website Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre of Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md) Science Manager(s) Gonçalo Antunes de Oliveira