Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods

Dear colleagues,

The Center for Folklore and Ethnography and Department of Ethnomusicology at St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory are kindly inviting you to participate on the International scientific conference “Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods”. It will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, since the 29th of September till the 2nd of October, 2016. The conference will be dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the great Russian ethnomusicologist prof. Anatoly M. Mekhnetsov’s birth, and on the occasion of 25th anniversary of Center for Folklore and Ethnography establishment.

Sample topics are:

  1. Regional and local traditions of folk dance, folk singing and instrumental music. Methods and results of fieldwork research in the turning of XX-XXI centuries.
  2. Folklore tradition as object of intangible cultural heritage.
  3. Authentic folklore performance. The process of folklore tradition continuity in modern conditions.

We welcome proposals for personal, video and online presentations limited to 20 minutes, as well as for poster papers and master-classes that address related issues of the general topic. All proposals should be based on substantial fieldwork experience and/or textual elaboration.

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. Papers in any other languages will be translated into Russian. The presented papers will be published. (The requirements for files will be announced later).

In case of your agreement to take part on the conference, the organization committee will search for the opportunity to cover partly fees for transport and/or staying at guest rooms of Conservatory’s hostel.

Deadline for proposals: the 1st of April, 2016.

For any further questions or information, please contact the member of organization committee Anton Ostapenko on the following e-mail: antost13@gmail.com.

 

Chief of the organizing committee: Chair of Ethnomusicology Department, Chief of scientific work of Center for Folklore and Ethnography Galina Lobkova, PhD

Specialist on folklore at Center for Folklore and Ethnography Anton Ostapenko, member