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Dear Colleagues,

as the host of the 22nd symposium of the Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music (see CfP) it is great pleasure for me to be able to welcome you on the information site of the event. The symposium takes place April 12-16 2018 in Budapest, Hungary in the Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (acronym: ZTI).

You find the detailed program of the symposium below. The program begins at 10 a.m. (registration from 9 a.m.) on the 12th of April in the Institute: 1014, Budapest, Táncsics M. u. 7. There will be no registration fee, all the additional programs (concerts, excursion, exhibitions) and coffee breaks are free of charge for the participants. All the participants take charge of his/her transport, accommodation, and meals.


Accommodation facilities

You can find more facilities here.


The contact person of the organizers from ZTI: Dorottya Tari (Ez az e-mail-cím a szpemrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.). Please, do not hesitate to contact her if you have any questions. 


Important! Please do not forget, every participant should be the member of ICTM and should have paid the membership fee to ICTM before the symposium.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Budapest!


Pál Richter

director of ZTI


ICTM Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music


22nd Symposium of the Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music                

April 12–16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary


Program (printable version)

The Inside and the Outside, or Who is the Other?

Different Perspectives on Historical Sources of Ethnomusicology


12th of April (Thursday)    Institute for Musicology Bartók Hall

9.00 – Registration

10.00 – Opening address [representative(s) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, leader of the Study Group (max. 3 persons)]


10.15 –  1st session Inside/outside of an institution

Susanne Ziegler: “We are all outsiders” – Evaluating Historical Sources

Andreas Meyer: The Conservation of Memory – Visitors to Music Exhibitions as Insiders

11.20–11.45 Coffee break


11.45 –  2nd session

Matthias Lewy: Sound Entities in Amerindian Myths of the Guiana Highlands and How to Disguise them for Outsiders

Valeriya Nedlina: Ethnic and Westernized Kazakh Traditions: A View from the Inside of the Country and from the Outside of the Ethnicity (personal experience)

12.45 – Lunch


15.00 – 3rd session Inside/outside of a musical culture

Kai Viljami Åberg: Finnish Romani Music and Research Tradition – Insiders, Outsiders and Others

János Sipos: Did I Become an Insider in Turkish Sufi community?

Katalin Lázár: Outside of Khanty, Inside of Hungarian Traditional Music

16.30–16.50 Coffee break


16.50 – 4th session

Susana Sardo: Archives against Archives in De-colonial Times: The Case of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Goa

Gerda Lechleitner – Nona Lomidze: Performer, Researcher, Archivist – A Continuing Shift between Insider/Outsider Perspectives


18.00 – Evening concert       


13th of April (Friday)         Institute for Musicology Bartók Hall

10.00 –  5th session Inside/outside of a musical culture

Ulrich Morgenstern: How to Bear a Tradition? Continuity and Transfer in European Revival of Folk Instrumental Music

Kata Riskó: “Corrected” Transmission: Impacts of Outsiders on Folk Tradition

Anda Beitāne: “Who Will Sing When We All Die?” The Inside from Different Perspectives

11.30–11.50 Coffee break


11.50 – 6th session Inside/outside in a historical perspective

Éva Guillorel: Insider or Outsider: What Does That Mean for Nineteenth-century Breton Folklorists?

Imola Szűcs: Inside and Outside of Ethnomusicology in the 19th and 20th Centuries in Hungary

12.50 –   Lunch


14.30–15.45 Guided visit in the museum of Music History (in ZTI)

15.45–16.00 Coffee break


16.00 – Panel session Religious Music in Oral Tradition, Folk Music in Paraliturgical Context

Panel presentation of Slovenian and Hungarian Case Studies

Marija Klobčar: Trapped in Otherness: The Influence of Church Politics and the Role of Prominent Clerics in Slovenian Folk Song Collecting

Drago Kunej – Rebeka Kunej – Urša Šivic – Marjeta Pisk: Special Ritual Folk Songs in the Archives of the Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU: Otherness of mrtveče pesmi (Dirges)

Balázs Déri: Songbook (notni zbornik) versus Living Liturgical Practice in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary

Pál Richter: The Role of Un-educated Cantors in Small Christian Villages of East Central Europe


14th of April (Saturday)    Institute for Musicology Bartók Hall

10.00 – 7th session Inside/outside in a historical perspective

Klára Erdélyi-Molnár: Is the Slovakian National Anthem a Hungarian Song? Is the Gipsy Hit a Slovakian Folk Song?

Ardian Ahmedaja: The Constant Change in Inside and Outside Perspectives in the Work with Historical Sources. About a Study Trip among Albanians in the Former Yugoslavia in 1959

Jelena Jovanović – Danka Mihajlović: Work on Tihomir Vujičić’s Ethnomusicological Legacy: Negotiating of Insider/Outsider Positions of the Researchers

11.30–11.50 Coffee break


11.50 – 8th session Inside/outside in a historical perspective

Adelajda Merchán-Drazkowska: Outsiders Among Insiders: Fascination With the Others Behind the Barbed Wire of the German POW Camps During WW1

Olga Szalay: War or defense. Hungarian soldiers’ songs in World War I.

12.50 –   Lunch


14.30 –  9th session Inside/outside in a historical perspective

Mattia Scassellati: How to Become Insider in a Society Tthat Doesn’t Exist Anymore? The Example of Italian Influence on the Formation of tango argentine
Clemens Gütl: Upside-down / South-up Research: Sound Recordings in African Languages by Austrian Scholars from an African Perspective

15.30–15.50 Coffee break

15.50–17.50 Business meeting of StGr

18.00–22.00 Visiting the Hungarian Dance House Festival and Fair (Budapest Aréna)


15th of April (Sunday) Excursion to Szentendre (open air museum of ethnography)


16th of April (Monday) Institute for Musicology Bartók Hall

10.00 –   10th session Inside/outside in a historical perspective

Jakša Primorac: Theorizing the Origin of Traditional Multipart Singing Styles
Taive Särg – Janika Oras: The Scholarly Identity of Estonian Ethnomusicologists during 1980-2010
Marie-France Mifune: The ethnomusicologist, in between Archives and The Others

11.30 – Closing and coffee


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