Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2017

Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2017

Music and Revolution
CFP deadline: 1st May 2017
Date: 15th December 2017
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London
On the occasion of the centenary of the Russian revolution, the BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music invites proposals for its 2017 conference, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Friday 15th December. The theme of the conference is ‘Music and Revolution’, and we welcome proposals that deal with a broad range of revolutionary moments in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe: from Decembrists to Bolshevists, from Springs to Singing Revolutions and the collapse of communism.

Possible topics include, but need not be limited to:

Music at the time of and in response to revolution
Protest music and revolutionary song
Sounds and soundscapes of revolution
Musical change and continuity post-revolution
Politicisation of music
Emigration, exile and changing musical landscapes

The conference’s official language is English.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (c.200 words) should be sent to reemstudygroup@gmail.com by 1st May 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed and the results announced by mid-June.

REEM has a modest amount of money available to assist speakers, especially postgraduates and those without access to other funds, with the costs of attending. If you would like to be considered for such funding, which is likely to cover only an element of your travel and/or accommodation, please indicate this in your proposal.

Convenors: Tamsin Alexander, Philip Bullock, Pauline Fairclough, Katerina Levidou, Ivana Medić, Danijela Špirić-Beard and Patrick Zuk.

Any enquiries should be sent to reemstudygroup -at- gmail.com

http://www.basees.org/study-group-for-russian-and-eastern-european-music-reem/


Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music)

Convenors: Tamsin Alexander, Philip Bullock, Pauline Fairclough, Katerina Levidou, Ivana Medić, Danijela Špirić-Beard and Patrick Zuk. Any enquiries should be sent to REEM.
Background: In the last twenty years or so, scholarly interest in Russian music has undergone a renaissance in the UK. There are now around ten music departments where either Russian or East European music (or both) is offered as a staff specialism, with the result that there has been a rapid expansion of postgraduate interest. There are also growing links between musicologists and Slavists working in Russian departments, and between British-based scholars and Russians. The idea for a BASEES Study Group for Russian and East European Music (REEM) has been raised by several scholars from different institutions in the last year, and it seems that, with this recent upsurge of interest, the formation of this Group is timely, even overdue. The group is affiliated to the University of Oxford Music Faculty.

Purpose: The Study Group will seek to foster collaborative research and exchange of ideas within this growing community. By extending the research profile of the Study Group to include East European music, we will gain from the expertise of several well-established British academics with excellent connections with Polish, Hungarian and Czech scholars. We also hope to develop contacts with colleagues in Russia and Eastern Europe, wherever possible enabling scholars to travel to the UK. There is no musicological forum that would facilitate this as an ongoing project, and all such exchanges are currently made on an ad hoc basis. BASEES offers a unique opportunity to organise this in a more structured way, and should therefore create much closer links between scholarly communities here and abroad.

Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2017