Call for papers Prague 2014

ESEM XXX: Crossing Bridges

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: January 10th, 2014

The XXX European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM) will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, September 3-7, 2014, in Prague, the Czech Republic. The principal host will be the Institute for Ethnomusicology of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University.

The basic thematic frame of the conference –  “Crossing Bridges” – is inspired by the venue: Prague, a metropolis not only on both banks of a river, but also combining in history – in the words of Bruno Nettl (1993) – “Czech and German languages and cultures,” and “reaching an equilibrium between Christians and Jews.” The visible shape of Prague witnesses transmission and crossing at each step. And it is exactly here, in the dynamics of the most various interactions, that we see a metaphor for the seminar. Continue reading