CfP: IV UskoMus Symposium, “Music and Islam”

Cultural Centre Stoa, Helsinki
10 November 2016

Call for Presentations

UskoMus will organise its next one-day symposium with the theme ”Music and Islam”, with islamologist Jonas Otterbeck (Lund University) and ethnomusicologist Ayhan Erol (Dokuz Eylül University) as guest speakers. The symposium will be followed by a public discussion and a concert celebrating the 25-year career of the Turkish-Finnish band Nefes, supported by Senegalese Pape Sarr, Rane DialloIsmaila Sane and Ousseynou Mbaye, and with an emphasis on Sufi musical practices.

UskoMus hereby invites proposals for symposium presentations, whether in the form of conventional academic papers or more experimental delivery. All topics associated with the general theme are welcome, but please note that the number of presentations is limited. The 200–300-word abstracts should include the following information:

  • name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenter(s)
  • title of the presentation

The abstract should be sent to no later than 30 September 2016; notifications of acceptance will be sent by 14 October.

There will be no conference fee but no free lunches either.

The language of the symposium will be English. The symposium is organised in collaboration with City of Helsinki Cultural Centre Stoa, Etnosoi! Festival and Global Music Centre, Music Archive JAPA and the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology.

For further information, please contact