Ancient Hellenic & Roman Music Conference 2016

Ancient Hellenic & Roman Music Conference 2016 

Athens, Greece

Monday, 11 to Thursday, 14 July, 2016

The Department of Music Studies of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens in association with L’École Française d’Athènes will host the 9th Moisa Conference in Athens, Greece, from Monday, 11 to Thursday, 14 July, 2016.

The conference theme is:

“Music and the animal world in Hellenic and Roman antiquity”.

The keynote speaker will be François-Bernard Mâche, musicologist and composer. There will be paper and poster presentations, a final concert with contemporary music inspired by Antiquity, and an excursion to Delphoi on Friday 15 July, for those who would be willing to stay on after the end of the conference.


Call for Papers 

We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster presentations. Speakers are invited from all fields of enquiry – philology, archaeology, musicology, computer science, zoology, musical acoustics, theatrology – to contribute to the theme of the conference. We welcome submissions on the following topics: 

  • Description of animal voices (tonal and rhythmic aspects; audio representation)
  • Classification of animal species by their calls
  • Association of animal sounds with the seasons and agriculture
  • Influence of human music on animals
  • Animal parts in the construction of musical instruments
  • Animals and semi-animals as musicians
  • Animal calls imitated in human music

 Papers should be presented and posters written in English and must not have been previously published. The final decision on the category will be made by the scientific committee.

Paper presentations must not exceed the limit of 20 minutes. A 10 minute discussion will follow each paper.

Full papers will be submitted after the conference by a
date to be specified in due course. A selection of accepted papers will be submitted for publication to the Moisa journal Greek & Roman Musical Studies (


Important Dates

Title and abstract submissions (deadline): March 15, 2016

Notifications: April 30, 2016


General inquiries should be directed to the conference coordinators:

Stelios Psaroudakes:

Sylvain Perrot: