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International Musicological Conference: MUSICAL AND CULTURAL OSMOSES IN THE BALKANS (Bucharest, 2–6 September, 2019)

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International Musicological Conference: MUSICAL AND CULTURAL OSMOSES IN THE BALKANS (Bucharest, 2–6 September, 2019)

Time: September 2, 2019 to September 6, 2019
Location: National University of Music Bucharest
Street: 33 Știrbei Vodă Str., Sector 1
City/Town: 010102 Bucharest
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Event Type: colloques
Organized By: Nicolae Gheorghiţă
Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2019

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Please see the whole programme (unfortunately with parallel sessions, but the thematic focus is very broad as it is common for conferences of this Study Group).

See the keynote speakers:

  1. Writing and re-writing music histories: mentality changes in Romanian musicology (Valentina Sandu-Dediu)
  2. Researching musical relations between city, town, and village in the Southern, Central and Northern Balkans, from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries (Walter Zev Feldman)

The National University of Music in Bucharest in collaboration with the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans announce an International Musicological Conference on the subject Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans. The conference will take place at the National University of Music Bucharest, on 2–6 September, 2019.

The purpose of the International Musicological Conference is to promote interaction, research, discussion and intercultural dialogue among musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers and students from Romania, the Balkans and other countries with an interest on the different local musical traditions in South-East Europe and their interactions to the Mediterranean and broader region.

The conference strongly encourages debating subjects such as art music in the Balkans and its interactions with Western Europe traditions, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine chant, methodologies and new trends in Musicology and Ethnomusicology/Music Anthropology of the Balkans, current issues and approaches in Music Education in the Balkans, music and political regimes.

Proposal may address (but are not limited to) the following categories that fall under the topic of the conference:

1. Art Music in the Balkans

2. Byzantine and post-Byzantine chant

3. Musical encounters: Silk roads across Mediterranean area to Asia

4. Ethnomusicology–Anthropology

5. Methodologies and new trends in Musicology and Music Theory

6. Music and politics

Conference language is English. However, participants can present in Romanian, having submitted prior to the conference and at a set deadline a translation of the final paper in English.

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Further instructions and details will soon be posted on the conference webpage:

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Comment by Oliver Gerlach on June 27, 2019 at 9:49

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