Post-Ip Group, Portugal

The Post-Ip Group 1

Post-ip (Post in Progress) was founded in 2009, through the initiative of a group of post-graduate students from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). They proposed organising an international academic meeting as part of activities at the University of Aveiro branch of the Institute of Ethnomusicology – Centre for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md).

The second Post-ip conference (Post-ip’13) took place in December 2013 at the University of Aveiro, and brought together dozens of master’s and PhD students, from twenty-nine universities located in Europe, America and Asia. The three-day congress created an environment of sharing life experiences and research, as desired by the Organizing Committee for this meeting. The Forum’s main objective was to provide a space, in which graduate students could present their research papers and in some way dilute the apparent barriers between the different areas of research in music and dance.

From the interest shown by the participants in creating a permanent space for dialogue and the exchange of experiences, we decided to create the Post-ip Group, which aims to organise and promote various activities, including:

1) Organization of International Post-Graduate Forums for Studies in Music and Dance.

This bi-annual congress takes place in December. It is designed for researchers in music and dance that have not yet obtained a doctoral degree. The next Forum, Post-ip’15, will take place from December 9th to 11th, 2015.


2) Cycle of in progress (ip) lectures and lecture-recitals conferences in music, presented by graduate students.

These activities aim to provide a space in which students can develop their academic presentation skills, share their ongoing research and at the same time, experience academic discussion in a less formal environment.

3) Post-Ip Discussion Group – Regular meetings between post-graduate Music students, in order to share and discuss their individual research projects. The students have the opportunity to not only present on-going research, but also to explain difficulties with their peers in an informal environment. Everyone is welcome to contribute and to offer advice through sharing their individual experiences.

4) Organisation of Post-Ip Workshops

This activity aims to respond to the needs of post-graduate music students, who do not always have the financial means to access training seminars. Thus far, Post-ip workshops have included training seminars in audio and visual recording, and copyright laws. Due to proximity with their peers, the Post-ip Group endeavours to provide specific, accessible workshops to respond to students’ needs. The workshops are organised according to students’ requests and the availability of resources.

Post-Ip Group Contact:

Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte da Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810 – 193 Aveiro
Tel. (+351) 234 370389
Email –
Website da Conferência Post-ip’15