REEM Annual Conference 2017

Music and Revolution

Goldsmiths, University of London



On the occasion of the centenary of the Russian revolution, the BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music invites proposals for its 2017 conference, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Friday 15th December. The theme of the conference is ‘Music and Revolution’, and we welcome proposals that deal with 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.


Possible topics include, but need not be limited to:

  • 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.


Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (c.200 words) should be sent to reemstudygroup -at- by 1st May 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed and the results announced by mid-June.


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 reemstudygroup -at-


Dr Tamsin Alexander

Lecturer in Music

Centre for Russian Music

Goldsmiths, University of London

SE14 6NW

Tel: 02077173189

Office hours: Tuesdays, 12:30-14:30, Room 4, No. 31 Laurie Grove


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