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Jazz in Europe in the Second Half of the 20th Century
Prague, June 2000

Jazz in Europe in the Second Half of the 20th Century
Prague International Jazz Conference
6-9 June, 2000, Prague, The Czech Republic

Second Announcement and Call For Papers

On behalf of the organisers of the Prague International Jazz Conference -
Jazz in Europe of the 20th Century I am happy to invite you to join us in
discussing various issues of "jazz in Europe" or maybe of "European jazz"
if you agree that something like this exists.
Jaroslav Pasmik (Conference Chair)

Conference Organisers and Site
The Prague International Jazz Conference - Jazz in Europe of the 20th
Century will be held at Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic,
from 6-9 June, 2000. The organiser of the Conference is the Czech Society
of Musicology, a member of the Association of Musicians and Musicologists.

Participation and Official Language
The Conference is opened to all interested registered participants. It is
also possible to take part in discussions and round tables only, without
having a paper. The official language of the conference is English. Please
note that no interpretation will be provided.

Call for Papers
Participants are invited to submit proposals for paper presentation. There 
will be 30 minutes for each presentation: 20 minutes for the paper and 10 
minutes for discussion.
Please submit an abstract for unpublished papers. The Conference topics are 
as follows:
- Jazz in the former East Block before and after 1989
- Jazz in the US versus Jazz in Europe
- The influence of folk traditions on jazz in Europe
- Real Books and "Fake Books" and their dissemination and impact in Europe
- Jazz in the totalitarian regime and in the time of transition
- Regional specifics of jazz in Europe
- Jazz education in Europe
- Institutionalised jazz in Europe and the US
- Major European jazz composers
- Jazz in European Media
- Jazz business in Europe

The one-page (A4 format) camera ready abstracts should be written in English 
within the scope of topics listed above. The abstracts should provide 
sufficient information for readers to fully assess the goals, methods, 
results, and implications of the research in question. The abstract will be 
printed in the Abstract Book.
Please send us a short resume along with the abstract.
Submissions should be sent in the following formats:
- email (strongly preferred)
- hard copy: 4 copies
The abstracts and resumes please send to the following address:
or (hard copies): 
			FFUK, Ustav hudebni vedy
                   	nam. Jana Palacha 2
                      	116 38 Praha 1
                  	The Czech Republic
                	fax: +42 02 232 86 02
(# please note "Jazz Conference" on the back of the envelope)

Registration Fees
No fee is required to enter the conference.

Accommodation reservations have been made by the organizers in:
Hotel Rektorat UK
Ovocny trh 5
116 31 Praha 1

Single room: 18 $ per night (600 crowns)
Double room: 13 $ per night per person (450 crowns)

The hotel is located in the center of the city near the Faculty of Arts of
the Charles University Prague.

Traffic Connection
Prague is easily accessible by plane from all over the world. In Europe you 
can get to Prague easily by train or bus too.

Scientific and Social Program
The scientific program will start at 9.30 on June 7 and end in the afternoon 
on June 9. The program consists of keynote lectures, oral presentations and 
round table discussions. One of the keynote speakers will be the editor of 
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Dr Barry Kernfeld (USA). His lecture is 
called "Jazz Research through the Eyes of Grove" - the second edition of the 
dictionary is planned for the next year.
On the occasion of the conference a small jazz festival will be held in 
Prague jazz clubs where we want to introduce the best Czech jazz groups.

  Important Dates
- 2nd Announcement, January 2000
- Final Announcement, March 2000
- Deadline for abstracts, March 29, 2000
- Notification to authors, April 7, 2000
- Deadline for early registration, March  29, 2000
- Conference, 6-9 June, 2000