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De-Canonizing Music History: International Symposium for Histories of Popular Music, Jazz, and Folk Music

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, November 29 - December 1, 2007

The purpose of the symposium is to acknowledge and discuss the various
ways in which traditional music history is challenged by emergent critical
and cultural views, de-canonizing our conventional understandings of the
musical past. Within this extensive focus, the submissions may concern a
wealth of subjects and methods. Thematic areas may include, but also reach

- Style/Genre history
- Philosophy/Theory of history
- Biography
- Jazz studies
- Historical study of musical instruments
- History of music technology
- Media history
- Music education
- Feminist and gender studies
- Interaction between Art, Folk and Popular Music
- Non-Western perspectives on music history

Keynote speakers:
Professor Roberta Lamb (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Professor Derek Scott (University of Leeds, UK)
Professor Lewis Porter (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)

Deadline for submission abstracts: August 31, 2007.  Abstracts no 
longer than 250 words, email to laura.pohjola at

Contact: Laura Pohjola, Department of Music Education, Sibelius 
Academy, P.O. Box 86, FIN-00251 Helsinki, Finland
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