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REEM Annual Conference 2017 Music and Revolution

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On the occasion of the centenary of the Russian revolution, the BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music will hold its 2017 conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Friday 15th December. The theme of the conference is ‘Music and Revolution’, and our speakers explore a broad range of revolutionary moments in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe: from Decembrists to Bolshevists, from Springs to Singing Revolutions and the collapse of communism. The full programme may be found here.

Registration is free and all are welcome to attend. To register, please email by Friday 8th December.

Themes include:

-        Music at the time of and in response to revolution

-        Protest music and revolutionary song

-        Sounds and soundscapes of revolution

-        Musical change and continuity post-revolution

-        Politicisation of music

-        Emigration, exile and changing musical landscapes

The conference’s official language is English. 

This conference is supported by the British Association of Russian and East European Studies, the Royal Musical Association and the Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths.

Accommodation suggestions:

Transport: The nearest stations to Goldsmiths are New Cross Gate and New Cross. These are served by the London Overground (the orange line on the tube map) and national rail services. You can plan journeys here

REEM has a modest amount of money available to assist speakers, especially postgraduates and those without access to other funds, with the costs of attending. If you would like to be considered for such funding, which is likely to cover only an element of your travel and/or accommodation, please indicate this in your proposal.

Convenors: Tamsin Alexander, Philip Bullock, Pauline Fairclough, Katerina Levidou, Ivana Medić, Danijela Špirić-Beard and Patrick Zuk.

Any enquiries should be sent to