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Jewish Music Conference
London, June 2000

Department of Music, SOAS and the Jewish Music Heritage Trust London International JEWISH MUSIC CONFERENCE 2000 School of Oriental and African Studies University of London Sunday 25 - Thursday 29 June 2000 Conference Director: Alexander Knapp Announcement and Call for Papers MUSIC IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES: DISPERSAL, DISPLACEMENT AND IDENTITY Keynote speakers: Professor Israel Adler, Chairman of the Academic Committee Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Alexander Ringer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jewish diasporas are normally seen as emanating outward from ancient and modern Israel. But Jewish culture has taken root and developed within other environments from which new diasporas have spread elsewhere, including a return to Israel. Papers addressing issues of change, under the following broad categories, are invited for consideration: 1. Classical music traditions: is there a definable Jewish identity? 2. Folk music and dance traditions: the absorption of local influences into Jewish music and the promotion of regional styles to a wider or international audience. 3. Liturgical music traditions: contacts with other religions; the extent to which a separate Jewish identity has been maintained, and the extent to which such contacts have led to musical inter-influence. 4. Issues of gender: the place of men's and women's music in Jewish life; roles and modes of expression. If you would like to present a 20-minute paper, please reply as soon as possible and send an abstract of 200 words to arrive no later than 30 September 1999 (by email if possible). It is intended to publish a book of selected papers from the conference. Please send the form below to: Alexander Knapp, Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, Music Department, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK; email ak42@soas.ac.uk; Tel: +44-171 691 3410; Fax +44-171 637 6182 Organised by the Committee for the London Jewish Music Conference 2000 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- APPLICATION FORM I should like to attend the London International Jewish Music Conference 2000, SOAS, 25-29 June 2000. [ ] Please send me more information and a registration form. { } Please send further copies of this announcement to the persons listed below [ ] I can't come but should like to be kept informed. (Please use Block Capitals) I should like to present a paper: provisional title .................... ........................................................................ [ ] I shall send an abstract by 30 September 1999. Title and Surname ............... Forenames ........................... Position ........................ Institution ......................... Address ............................................................... ........................................................................ Tel ............................. Fax ................................ E-mail .......................... Date ................................ Office use: Speaker Date Received Session