Call for Papers
Call– Conference for Music and Lusophony in 78 rpm collections
Aveiro – Portugal – July 7-9
The University of Aveiro, the Institute of Ethnomusicology – Centre for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md) and the Federal State University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) are pleased to host the conference ‘Music and Lusophony in 78 rpm collections’, which will take place in the city of Aveiro, Portugal, from July 7th – 9th, 2016.
With the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Foundation for Science and Technology, the conference aims to unite researchers and representatives from public and private institution in Portuguese-speaking countries who hold collections of 78 rpm phonograms. The objective of the conference is to investigate forms of dialogue between the most important discographic collections found in Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique and Portugal. The invention of the phonograph, in the late 19th century, led to a revolution in musical practices, contributing to the dissemination and the dissolution of frontiers between musical practices across the continents. The appearance of the phonographic industry in the early 20th century consolidated this dynamic, accentuating the formation of transnational musical genres.
From this perspective, the conference aims to discuss relevant themes regarding the constitution of 78 rpm discographic collections in Lusophone countries, such as dialogues and journeys between national collections, relations with the phonographic industry, public practices and policies, the importance of the radio, the relevance of the collections created by pioneering ethnomusicologists, the epistemology of phonographic objects and the role of the collectors. Furthermore, we intend to form working groups to discuss the technical aspects of the digitization and the conservation of audio collections from the perspective of digital humanities, and the increase of information exchanges about archives, including discussion the creation of a digital portal of Lusophone 78 rpm collections.
The closing date for submissions is 29/02/2016
2nd call - Until 12 of march 2016