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International Council for Traditional Music THIRD SYMPOSIUM OF THE ICTM STUDY GROUP FOR MUSIC AND DANCE IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE


We are pleased to announce the Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for
Music
and Dance in Southeastern Europe and invite proposals to be submitted by 30
October, 2011. Please note that in accordance with our aims and objectives
as a
Study Group of the ICTM this bi-annual event is not a general conference but
a
Study Group meeting or workshop dedicated to two selected themes which will
form
the focus of our presentations and discussions.

PLACE
BEROVO, MACEDONIA
Meeting place and accommodation - Hotel Manastir, Berovo
http://www.hotelmanastir.com.mk/
Arrival date 17 April, 2012
Departure date 22 April, 2012
The local organizer will provide round transport from Skopje (Airport
Alexander
the Great) to Berovo.

TOPICS
Working sessions of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Dance in South-Eastern

Europe

Topic 1:
Terminology and theoretical approaches of southeastern European music and
dance
The exploration of this topic provides an opportunity for the Study Group to

discuss the commonalities and differences of theoretical approaches used in
academic studies on southeastern European music and dance
. with specific or shared terminology
. consideration of regional and national approaches to theory
. traditional and scholarly terms in international and local usages
. comparative terms for instruments, songs, and dance movements
. translations or replacement of traditional terms by understandable
scientific
terms (coercions for new notations, comparisons of meanings, variety of
meanings
for a concrete term, the terminology as a key for understanding the variety
of
historical musical experience).
. polisemy of the terminology (outlining of spaces of meaning/semantic
fields of
the terms): aspects, nuances and overlays.
. dynamics of the terminology in historical aspect: formation, durability,
change, novelty (diachronic segmenting of a given term, historical overview
of a
term).
. Terms as instruments for comprehension, "ordering", classification and
understanding music and dance.

Topic 2.
Crossing national boundaries/intercultural communication
Presentations on this topic can cover music and dance practices of
southeastern
Europeans related to:
. maintenance of traditions in closed or open societies
. hidden minorities
. living in areas that are historically established as ethnic, political, or

military buffer zones
. migrations that are temporary or considered permanent
. migrations for economic, political, military or other reasons
. influences or effects due to forced or self-motivated migrations
. multi-cultural contexts
. Pan-Balkan musical and dance practices and events (in the fields of world
music, ethno music, Balkan beats, etc.)

We welcome proposals that address one or more of these questions and other
related issues that arise directly from the themes. All proposals should be
based on substantial fieldwork experience and/or textual elaboration.
We invite proposals for individual presentations, panels and round tables.
They
are to be sent by email before 30 October, 2011.

LANGUAGES
English is the official language of the symposium, and only papers to be
delivered in English can be accepted. Proposals must be submitted in
English.

PROPOSAL FORMAT
Please send your proposal by email. The text (no more than 300 words) should
be
pasted into the body of the email and also sent as a Word.doc or Rich Text
Format (RTF) attachment to ensure access. If you are unable to send your
proposal by email, you may send a hard copy plus computer diskette. Please
label
all communications clearly with your full contact details. It is expected
that
all individual presentations and panels will present new insights. Proposals
for
presentations that were previously given or have appeared in print, or in
other
formats, will be rejected.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO A SINGLE PRESENTATION. The
Program
Committee reserves the right to accept those proposals that, in their
opinion,
fit best into the scheme of the symposium, and that can be accommodated
within
the time frame of the symposium.

Program Committee
Speranta Radulescu (Romania), chair - e-mail: rsperanta@gmail.com
<mailto:rsperanta%40gmail.com>
Selena Rakochevic (Serbia), e-mail: selena@rakocevic.rs
<mailto:selena%40rakocevic.rs>
Lozanka Peycheva (Bulgaria), e-mail: lozanka.peycheva@gmail.com
<mailto:lozanka.peycheva%40gmail.com>
Mehmet Ocal Ozbilgin (Turkey), e-mail: ocal.ozbilgin@ege.edu.tr
<mailto:ocal.ozbilgin%40ege.edu.tr>
Liz Melish (UK), e-mail: eliznik@eliznik.org.uk
<mailto:eliznik%40eliznik.org.uk>

Local Organizers
Velika Stojkova Serafimovska, e-mail: lika73@yahoo.com
<mailto:lika73%40yahoo.com>
Ivona Opetcheska Tatarchevska, e-mail: itatarcevska@ymail.com
<mailto:itatarcevska%40ymail.com>

WHERE TO SEND THE PROPOSALS
Proposals should be sent by email to both
Speranta Radulescu, Chair of the Program Committeee-mail:
rsperanta@gmail.com <mailto:rsperanta%40gmail.com>
Liz Melish, secretary of the ICTM STG on Music and Dance in Southeastern
Europee-mail: eliznik@eliznik.org.uk <mailto:eliznik%40eliznik.org.uk>

The committee can not consider proposals received after the deadline of 30
October 2011. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be announced by 1

January 2012. If you have a deadline for funding applications for travel,
accommodation, and so on, please notify the Program Committee of your
deadline
date.

MEMBERSHIP
Please note that the Program Committee will only consider proposals by
current
members of the ICTM in good standing for 2011. Please contact the Chair,
Velika
Stojkova Serafimovska (lika73@yahoo.com <mailto:lika73%40yahoo.com> ) and/or
the Secretary, Liz Mellish
(eliznik@eliznik.org.uk <mailto:eliznik%40eliznik.org.uk> ) for membership
of the Study Group. Members may join and
submit a proposal at the same time. Membership application forms are
available
at the ICTM website. For membership questions, contact the ICTM Secretariat
at
www.ictmusic.org/ICTM/info.php

PRESENTATION FORMATS
You may present once only during the symposium. Please indicate clearly your

preferred format. If members have any questions about the program, or the
suitability of a proposal, please contact the Program Chair or a member of
the
Program Committee and ask for assistance. Colleagues are advised to bring
alternative modes of presentation delivery if using PowerPoint, DVD, and so
on
in case of unexpected technical difficulties on the day of presentation.

Individual Presentations
Presentations from individual members, if accepted, will be grouped by the
Program Committee into sessions of one and a half hours. Each presentation
will
be allotted 20 minutes inclusive of all illustrations, audio-visual media or

movement examples, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will
be
no deviation allowed from this time allotment. A 20-minute paper is normally

around 5 pages of double spaced type. Please submit a one page abstract
(about
300 words) outlining the content, argument and conclusion, its relation to
the
symposium theme you have chosen to address, plus a brief bibliography and/or

statement of sources, if appropriate, on a second page. Please include the
type
of illustrations to be used in the presentation, such as slides, DVD, video
(including format), and so on.

Media Presentations
Media presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in duration. You will
be
allotted 10 minutes extra for questions. Your presentation should engage
critically with the media (video, CD, DVD, and so on) and key material for
viewing should be pre-selected. It is essential that your presentation
addresses
one of the two themes. Please submit a one page abstract (about 300 words)
outlining content, argument and conclusion, the relevance of the media
presentation to the selected theme, plus a brief bibliography and/or other
sources.

Panels
We encourage presentations in the form of panels: sessions that are entirely

planned, coordinated, and prepared by a group of people, one of whom is the
responsible coordinator. Proposals may be submitted for panels consisting of

three or four presenters and the structure is at the discretion of the
coordinator. The proposal must explain the overall purpose, the role of the
individual participants, and signal the commitment of all
participants to attend the conference. Each panel proposal will be accepted
or
rejected as a whole.
Submit a short summary (one-page) of the panel overview, and an individual
paper
proposal, as described under Individual Papers above, for each presenter.
All of
the proposals for a panel should be sent together. Proposals should address
one
or more aspects of the established themes of this meeting. Total length of a

panel will be one hour (with an additional 20 minutes for comments and
responses).

Roundtables
We also encourage presentations in the form of roundtables. These are
sessions
that are entirely planned, coordinated, and prepared by a group of people,
one
of whom is the responsible coordinator. The aim is to generate discussion
between members of the roundtable who present questions, issues, and/or
material
for about 5 minutes on the pre-selected unifying theme of the roundtable.
The
following discussion, at the convener's discretion, may open into more
general
discussion with the audience. The total length of a roundtable will be one
and a
half hours inclusive of all discussion.
Proposals may be submitted for a roundtable consisting of up to 10
presenters,
and the structure is at the discretion of the convener who will chair the
event.
The proposal must explain the overall purpose, the role of the individual
participants, and signal the commitment of all participants to attend the
symposium. Each roundtable proposal will be accepted or rejected as a whole.