Head of Department!

musikkleder-blogg2Today I start as Head of Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo!

One of the things I promised in my application was to set up a Head of Department blog, and I am happy to announce that the first entry was posted this morning.

I am thrilled and excited to get the opportunity to lead the institution that I have both studied and worked at for more than a decade. The department is the smallest in the Faculty of Humanities in Oslo, but it is the largest musicology department within the Nordic countries, and fairly large also in an international context.

Being Head of Department will, obviously, mean that my daily life will be quite different from the privileged postdoctoral research life I have led over the last years. I still aim at continuing some research activities, and to continue posting on this blog from time to time.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.