THE SOUNDTRACK OF CONFLICT: THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN RADIO BROADCASTING IN WARTIME AND IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS
University of Göttingen, Germany, 15-17 September 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
Since the advent of the mass medium radio, scholars from various disciplines have investigated both the positive and negative potential of radio broadcasting in conflict situations and in wartime, including as a channel of information warfare. The role of music in radio broadcasting in these contexts has however only rarely been addressed. This interdisciplinary conference aims to promote a global, historical and and comparative approach to this issue, and we encourage scholars in the fields of musicology (all branches!), history, law, political science, social and cultural anthropology, sociology and other relevant disciplines as well as practitioners to submit abstracts for papers or posters relating to the general topic.
A full Call for Papers and further information can be found on our website at:
Abstracts (max. 300 words) plus a brief biography (max. 200 words) should be sent
by e-Mail to (preferred format: RTF or PDF)
or by post to
Research Group “Music, Conflict and the State”
Kurze Geismarstr. 1
to arrive no later than 31 January 2011. Please indicate whether the submission is intended as a paper or poster contribution.