Annual Conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual
Vienna, September 1999
CALL FOR PAPERS Annual Conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Vienna, Austria September 1823, 1999 A Century of Sound Archiving The first sound archives, known as phonogram archives, were founded at the turn of the century, among others, in Vienna and Berlin. Their original scope was limited to the spoken word and cultural traditions. Subsequently, these archives and their followers, archives of sound and audiovisual documents, most of which have been concerned with recorded music, preserve a vast proportion of the 20th-century heritage. In fact, it is impossible to consider the life of our century without reference to recorded sound and the business of sound archives. Todays life cannot be thought of any more without storage and retrieval of sound. The centenary of the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, is an appropriate context for the theme of IASAs next annual conference in 1999 on the historic aspects of sound archiving. Scholars and archivists of all areas connected with recorded sound musicologists, ethnologists, technicians, historians, sociologists, etc. are invited to give 20-minute presentations on topics such as rare historical formats, history of field recording, artistic attitudes to sound recording, training for audiovisual archivists, national differences of sound archiving, and sound recordings as primary source material for research. A selection of these will be published subsequently in the IASA Journal, the Associations scholarly review. The conference language will be English. Please submit abstracts of a maximum of 150 words by 1 March 1999 to: Dr. Martin Elste Vice President, IASA SIMPK Tiergartenstrasse 1 D-10785 Berlin Germany All abstracts will be screened by the IASA programme committee and applicants will be informed if their contributions are accepted by 15 May 1999.