The National Element in Music

Honoring the 50th anniversary since the passing of Manolis Kalomiris (1883-1962),
founder of the Greek National School of Music, the Faculty of Music Studies of the
University of Athens and the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” organize a
musicological conference, which will take place in Athens between 18 and 20 January

The title, reflecting the main issue of this conference, will be the “National Element in
Music”. Although the diverse aspects on the National Schools of Music that were
cultivated from mid-19th-century onwards constitute the focal point of the conference,
the committee will also consider any other approaches, especially those related more
generally to the presence of folk element in music, as well as to issues concerning
notions such as national identity and music, or even patriotism, nationalism,
traditionalism in music life and populism in music.

Proposals may address the following aspects of the conference’s general theme:
• National schools of music
• The presence of folk element in music
• National identity and music
• Aspects of patriotism, nationalism, traditionalism in music life
• Populism and music
• Politics and music

The conference’s official language will be English. Proposals up to 250 words for 20-
minute papers and also proposals up to 500 words for 1-hour themed sessions,
accompanied by short biographical notes (of up to 200 words), should be sent to
nem2013.uoa at by 31 August 2012 (receipt of proposals will be verified by
e-mail). All abstracts will be reviewed and the results will be announced by 30
September 2012. The accepted full papers for the online publication of the proceedings
should be submitted by 31 March 2013.

For more information, please visit the conference’s website:

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