The eleventh meeting of the International Musicological Society (IMS) Study Group Music and Media (MaM) in Växjö, Sweden, June 7 – 9 2019.
A Conference on Music in Journalism and Propaganda
The past decade has seen a growing scholarly interest in questions relating to music’s role and function in propaganda contexts. Music has a long history in serving the representation of tyrants and in legitimizing totalitarian regimes. For example, throughout the 20th century composers, musicians and music writers in many countries delivered works, made recordings and participated in concerts, which were used for hailing, consolidating and advancing non-democratic political systems and ideologies. Facts and fiction were blended in these efforts to strengthen the ruling political power, especially in conflict situations such as during the anniversary celebrations of the October Revolution in the Soviet Union.
Dates to remember
- March 15 – deadline for submitting your conference proposal (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- End of March – notification of acceptance
- Preliminary conference programme: ca April 1
- Registration opens: ca April 1
- Last day for registration: May 24
- June 7: opening of conference - for the conference program, please see below!
About this conference
Sounds of Mass Media is the 11th meeting of the study group MaM (Music and Media), within the International Musicological Society (IMS). Hosting this conference is the Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS), within the Linnaeus University, Sweden.
The conference committee consists of the following researchers:
- Dr. Tobias Pontara, Gothenburg University
- Dr. Tobias Plebuch, Uppsala University
- Prof. Ulrik Volgsten, Örebro University
- Dr. Martin Knust, Linnæus University Växjö
- Prof. Emile Wennekes, Utrecht University / chair of MaM
Program and abstracts
A programme is available via the following link:
Registration has closed (last day was May 24).