The CESEM Project
CESEM is a research unit based in Lisbon at NOVA FCSH. It includes associated research teams at the University of Évora, the Polytechnic Institutes in Lisbon and Oporto, and individual researchers working elsewhere. CESEM is committed to studying Music and its correlations with the other arts and the social and cultural fields. It addresses a variety of approaches – namely sociological, aesthetic, historical, philological, compositional, pedagogical, therapeutic, and performative – and engages with the most recent perspectives and methodological trends in the Social and Human Sciences. It has achieved international recognition in all these areas through its published output’s high quality and innovative character and holds the classification of Excellent by the FCT. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, including five research groups, six thematic lines, and three labs. Currently, the research teams are composed of 84 integrated members. Several research projects are running and financed through national and international programs such as CEEC, Marie Curie Actions, Erasmus+, and a few researchers are part of COST Actions. CESEM is part of IN2PAST, the Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability, and Territory.