The ASEA-Uninet project “Elaboration of a strategy for distributed data of ethnomusicological collections”, led by Alex Hofmann, was awarded the Bernd Rode Award 2022. This project is a cooperation with A. Ahmedaja and H. Saglam from the Institute for Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology (mdw), A. Rauber, P. Knees, T.Miksa from TU-Wien, and J. Bowman and B. Yimwadsana from Mahidol University in Thailand. The award ceremony took place on July 28th, 2022 in Linz.

You’ll find the related Journal publication with the current results of the research in this publication: “Enabling FAIR use of Ethnomusicology Data – Through Distributed Repositories, Linked Data and Music Information Retrieval” Empirical Musicology Review Special Issue on Open Science in Musicology (

The research was jointly supported by the ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH).

I am thankful to all collaborators and supporters of this project and I am very much looking forward to our next steps! (There is more to come ..we’re on it.)

alt text Award Ceremony at JKU-Linz, July 2022.