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H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Fund for research based on the musical press

H. Robert Cohen

The H. Robert Cohen/RIPM fund for research based on the musical press is named for the founder and director of RIPM, H. Robert Cohen. He has overseen the publication of some three hundred volumes and the creation of several databases providing the full text of, and access to, hundreds of rare music periodicals. His many publications deal with music criticism, the musical press, musical iconography, and the staging of opera. H. Robert Cohen studied at New York University and taught at the Université de Paris VIII, Université Laval, the University of British Columbia, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Maryland, where he was named Professor Emeritus by his colleagues. For his contribution to French culture he was named Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. And, the title of Honorary Member was conferred on him by the International Musicological Society, as well as the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centers.

Eligibility. All members of the AMS are eligible to apply.

Topical focus. Grants from the fund will support research and travel related to the goals of RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals), a long-standing publication internationally recognized as one of the primary tools in research in music and musicology. The fund supports studies based in large part upon eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music, including those focusing on one or more journals, music critics and criticism, reception history and issues related to access and preservation.

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