Music, Culture and Society in Central Europe

The Antipodean East European Study Group seeks papers for a conference on the theme:

‘Music, Culture and Society in Central Europe’

Music and musicians played important roles in Central European cultural life. From the court to the street, from high literature to journalism, attitudes toward music became entwined not only with aesthetic values such as art and beauty, but also social and political values: the nation, monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, manliness, and justice. This conference seeks papers that link music, musical performance, or individual musicians with social and cultural projects in Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Poland, or the Balkans. We are particularly interested in historical perspectives, but papers with a more contemporary focus will also be considered.

The conference will take place on 10 June 2017 at Victoria University.

Abstracts are Due 10 may 2017.

Questions or submissions to: Alexander Maxwell:

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