About us


ICONEA, CERMAA and IReMus are research groups based in London ‎–‎ UK (ICONEA ), in Beirut ‎–‎ Lebanon (CERMAA ) and in Paris ‎–‎ France (IReMus).

  • ICONEA (International Conference of Near-Eastern Archaeomusicology) is a research group of The Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study of the University of London, and specialises in Near and Middle-eastern archaeomusicology.
  • CERMAA (Centre de Recherches sur les Musiques Arabes et Apparentées) is part of FOREDOFICO, the Foundation for Research, Documentation and Field Collection for Oriental and Arabian Traditional and Folk Music and Arts. Both promote Arts and Music in the Lebanon and are dedicated to researches on maqām music and modality.
  • IReMus (Institut de Recherche en Musicologie, UMR 8223) is a research unit under the authority of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), of the université Paris-Sorbonne, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the ministry of Culture of France: it integrates the previous PLM (Patrimoines et Langages Musicaux), a professional research group of musicologists, most of them being also musicians, working at Sorbonne University in the realm of history of music, ethnomusicology, music analysis and/or theory of music.

In 2011, ICONEA and CERMAA merged and launched a new periodical of Near and Middle-Eastern music research, in the widest sense of the term, under the name of  NEMO-Online (Near-Eastern Musicology Online). PLM joined NEMO-Online as an associate research group in January 2012.

Please visit our websites: ICONEA, CERMAA or IReMus; or email  Richard Dumbrill (rdumbrill[at]nemo-online.org), Amine Beyhom (abeyhom[aro]nemo-online.org)

Contact and help email : helpdesk[at]nemo-online.org

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