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Applied Ethno/Musicology and the Applicability of Music Studies

Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The 22nd annual symposiumUniversity of Helsinki, March 7 to 9, 2018.

We are now accepting proposals for individual papers and themed panels in English, Finnish and Swedish. Themed panels (90 min) can consist of individual papers or a panel discussion. Please submit your proposal by Januray 15, 2018.

Applied ethnomusicology has for decades sought to develop ways of extending the influence of music studies also beyond academic contexts: for example, in relation to the sustainability of various music cultures and through music’s potential roles in tackling social and political problems. However, currently widespread discussions about the ”impact” of research and the significance of cross-disciplinarity urge music scholars in any area of study to critically reflect on the scholarly and potentially broader social implications of their work.

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