Handwritten dance music notebooks in Scandinavia and beyond

Welcome to the conference Handwritten dance music notebooks in Scandinavia and beyond, arranged at Linnaeus University in Växjö on November 21–23, 2017.

Handwritten dance music notebooks in Scandinavia and beyond is an international, scientific conference combined with a professional music and dance festival and pedagogical workshops.

The aim of the conference is to deepen our knowledge and provide a new perspective on the spread of melodies and dances in Scandinavia in olden days, as well as their use in Scandinavian cultural life today. We also hope that Handwritten dance music notebooks in Scandinavia and beyond, as a focused manifestation and international meeting place, can function as an injection of energy for the continued visualisation of an exciting but still underutilised cultural heritage that many of the Scandinavian countries have in common.

The conference is aimed at researchers, practitioners, pedagogues, students and representatives from the civil society, who in different ways work with or study older dance music notebooks.

During three inspirational days, you will get to take part of a common Scandinavian – and international – meeting place for researchers, professional musicians and dancers, as well as the large group of amateur practitioners within folk music and dance. Thanks to this combination of different specialisations, the conference Handwritten dance music notebooks in Scandinavia and beyond becomes an arena for exchange of knowledge and experience between different fields of activity.

Organisers As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Smålands Musikarkiv (The Music Archives of Småland) in 2017, jointly hosted by Linnaeus University and Musik i Syd – and in cooperation with other Scandinavian sister institutions – we invite you to a three-day conference with concerts and workshops in Växjö, Sweden on November 21–23, 2017. In this way, we want to highlight and discuss the position of handwritten dance music notebooks within both historical and contemporary contexts.

Welcome!

About the conference

The conference will be initiated with registration and coffee between 9.30 and 10.30 am on November 21, 2017. The conference itself then starts at 10.30 am. The conference will close on November 23 with an evening concert in the city. The conference language will be both Swedish and English. More information about the conference and the 25-year anniversary, can be found on Smålands Musikarkiv's website: smalandsmusikarkiv

 

Programme November 21–23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21

9.30–10.30 Registration and coffee, room: Homeros

10.30–11.00 Welcome, conference starts, room: Homeros

11.00–12.00 Keynote 1, room: Homeros

12.00–13.30 Lunch and concert, building M (concert 12.30–13.15)

13.30–15.30 Recital lecture/panel (two), room: Homeros/Moberg

14.00–15.30 Lectures, room: Homeros/Moberg

15:30–16.00 Coffee break with sandwich and fruit

16.00–18.00 Parallel sessions Papers/recitals Workshops

19.00 Concert in the city, more information available soon

Wednesday, November 22

9.00–10.00 Keynote 2, room: Homeros

10.00–10.30 Coffee break with poster presentations

10.30–12.00 Paper 1 (three), room: Homeros

12.00–13.30 Lunch and concert, building M (concert: 12.30–13.15)

13.30–14.30 Keynote 3, room: Homeros/Moberg

14.30–15.30 Panel 2 (one), room: Homeros

15.30–16.00 Coffee break with sandwich and fruit

16.00–18.00 Parallel sessions Papers/recitals Workshops

19.00 Concert in the city, more information available soon

Thursday, November 23

9.00–10.00 Keynote 4, room: Homeros

10.00–10.30 Coffee break, room: Moberg

10.30–12.00 Paper 2 (three)

12.00–13.30 Lunch and concert, building M (concert: 12.30–13.15)

13.30–14.30 Papers/recital, room: Homeros

14.30–15.30 Closing talk, room: Homeros

15.30–16.00 Coffee break with sandwich and fruit

16.00–18.00 Workshops

19.00 Concert in the city, more information available soon

 

Keynotespeaker

Fil. dr Magnus Gustafsson, vice vd, Musik i Syd, Växjö, Sverige

Dr. phil. Jens Henrik Koudal, seniorforsker på Dansk Folkemindesamling ved Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Köpenhamn, Danmark

Mus. dr Piia Kleemola-Välimäki, Sibelius Akademien, Helsingfors, Finland Cand. phil.

Bjørn Aksdal, ordförande för Norsk folkemusikklag, f.d. seniorforskare vid Rådet för folkemusikk og folkedans, Trondheim, Norge

Registration

The conference fee is 1000 SEK excl. VAT.

The conference fee includes coffee, lunch, workshops and concerts.

You can now register for the conference by clicking on the registration link below. Register here.

Accommodation

We have pre-booked hotel rooms at Elite Stadshotel in Växjö, see link to hotel below. State the code SPK 2017 when making a reservation to get the contract price. If you make your reservation online you will not be able to get the contract price. Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Elite Stadshotell in Växjö (single room from SEK 920/night)

Email: reservation.vaxjo@elite.se, Phone: +46470-134 00

The hotel is located a five-minute walk from Växjö resecentrum (the train station).

Finding your way to the conference

The conference will be held in buildings F and M on campus, which is located roughly 3 km from Växjö's city centre. The evening concerts will be in the city centre, more information about these will be available soon.

To get to the university, you can either walk along the lakes or travel by bus. On the links below you will find a map of Växjö, for those who prefer to walk, and a bus timetable, for those who wish to travel by bus. Bus number 3 departs from Resecentrum to Linnaeus University every tenth minute during daytime. You will also find a map of campus.

Map of Växjö

Map of campus (page 2 in English)

Flights

There are regular departures between Småland Airport and Bromma Airport in Stockholm. The airport is located roughly 4 km from the city centre, which is reached either by taxi or the airport bus that leaves every 20 minutes.

Train

Växjö has good train connections. The train station is located in the city centre.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact us. Email any questions you may have to konferens@lnu.se or call +46470-70 87 00.

Contact

Questions concerning the content of the conference should be sent to Karin Larsson Eriksson, associate professor of musicology, Linnaeus University. karin.erikssn@lnu.se

Questions concerning the festival and workshops should be sent to Mathias Boström, archives manager Smålands Musikarkiv. mathias.bostrom@musikisyd.se

For practical questions concerning hotel, transport, etc., email konferens@lnu.se