Jul 022011

Launching of NEMO Online (Near-Eastern Musicology Online)

The Research Groups ICONEA and CERMAA are delighted to announce the launch of NEMO Online (Near-Eastern Musicology Online), a new periodical dedicated to Near and Middle Eastern musicology.

NEMO is dedicated to researches into ancient and present Near and Middle-Eastern music. It also addresses all other musical expressions which may contribute to the enlightenment of its initial aims. Disciplines for this field of research extend from archaeomusicology to analytical musicology and include historical, systematic, cognitive and anthropological musicology, as well as ethnomusicology.

NEMO will devote particular attention to modality as a possible important link between musical styles within an area that spreads from Occidental Europe to the Arabian Peninsula, from Iran to Central Africa and beyond.

NEMO incorporates ARANE which it replaces. Richard Dumbrill and Amine Beyhom are editors of the review which is administered by ICONEA. Amine Beyhom is the Editor in Chief, assisted by Rosy Azar Beyhom.

NEMO aims at being the medium of living Near and Middle-Eastern musicology and in related lands. It will not compromise on the quality and relevance of articles published. NEMO will promote this music from a better structural understanding of its diffusion and extinction.

The Academic Board includes senior musicologists aiming at excellence.


Academic board (in alphabetical order) :

  • Amine Beyhom (CERMAA research centre – FOREDOFICO ; Lebanon)
  • Philippe Brunet (University of Rouen ; France)
  • Jérôme Cler (PLM research group – Sorbonne-Paris IV University ; France)
  • Richard Dumbrill (ICONEA, Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London ; Great-Britain)
  • Jean During (CNRS ; France)
  • Bruno de Florence (ICONEA, Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London ; Great-Britain)
  • Paul Mattar (CERMAA research centre, IESAV – St-Joseph University ; Lebanon)
  • Nicolas Meeùs (PLM research group – Sorbonne-Paris IV University ; France)
  • Mourad Sakli (ISM of Tunis / CMAM ; Tunisia)


Editing Guidelines

Contributors are informed that they are solely responsible for the content of their own papers. Papers are welcome in English, German, French and Arabic. Contributions are to be sent to Amine Beyhom, as *.doc or *.rtf compatible as well as in *.pdf.  Notes will be numbered continuously throughout the document. Illustrations to be submitted either in BW or in colour at 300 dpi or more in *.jpg or *. tif,  and appropriately numbered (“see Fig. X, Pl. Y”). They must be copyright free, or authorized. Papers may not exceed 30 pages with an average of 1800 characters per page including inter spaces. Quotations must be clearly distinct from the corpus end and typed in italics for any language other than the main language of the article. Please write your name and title(s). Papers must be given along with an abstract of no more than 10 to 20 lines written in English (Abstract of 30 to 40 lines must be produced for contributions in the Arabic language).

Bibliographic references will be given at the end of the contribution. Please use the following guidelines for Modality Bibliography. Transliteration guidelines will be posted soon on NEMO-Online.org. Click here for direct access.

Papers are initially assessed by the editorial board then anonymously evaluated by two independent scholars. After approval, a draft version will be sent to you for your perusal.


Call for papers:

The first theme will be on  “Questioning Modality”.

A bibliography, as well as a discussion of the theme and complementary indications are available on NEMO’s website.


(CERMAA, the research centre of FOREDOFICO, the Lebanese foundation for Music and Arts, collaborates with CETEP, the Publishing and Editing Center of the foundation)