Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music, Annual Conference 2010




British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music

Annual Conference 2010

‘Central and Eastern European Music: Musical Crossroads?’

Oxford University Faculty of Music (Denis Arnold Hall)

Saturday 26 June 2010


The BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music invites proposals for its 2010 annual conference, to be held at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, on Saturday 26 June. Past conferences have been devoted to the themes of ‘Eastern European Musical Relations’, ‘Music in Russia and Eastern Europe after “The Thaw”’, ‘Russia’s Musical Revolutionaries’, and ‘Musical Nationalism and Modernism in Russia and Eastern Europe’. This year, we would like to bring Central and Eastern European music further into the spotlight. Proposals are especially welcome that deal with the musical relationships between these countries, as well as between them and countries from other regions of Europe: Western and Southern Europe, Scandinavia and the Nordic lands, and Russia. Apart from highlighting inter-European musical dialogues, we hope that the conference will also reflect on how Central and Eastern European music may be defined in a number of ways depending on the context (political, cultural, historical, geographical), as well as analysing music’s particular role in shaping and negotiating various European identities. While REEM’s previous conferences featured papers that primarily employed historical musicological methods, we would welcome papers that draw on ethnomusicological approaches.


Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Philip Bullock


Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (of no more than 200 words) should be sent to by 10 April 2010. Abstracts will be reviewed and results will be announced by 30 April 2010.