*Popular music in communist and post-communist Europe: state of research,
perspectives (28–29 March 2017)*

On 28–29 March 2017, the Department of Musicology at Palacký University in
Olomouc, Czech Republic is holding an international and interdisciplinary
conference dedicated to the presentation, summary and evaluation of
existing research in the field of popular music in communist and
post-communist Europe.

The conference provides a space for synthetically conceived contributions,
as well as contributions focused on narrowly defined issues related to the
topic. The meeting will be dedicated both to general reflections on the
field of “Popular Music Studies” in particular national contexts, and to
presentations discussing the current state of archival and other sources,
new methodological approaches, institutional initiatives, projects, etc.
Studies on different aspects of the history of popular music (jazz, rock,
pop, etc.) in communist and post-communist Europe are welcome, as well as
in-depth interpretation of the communist and post-communist historiography
of popular music, with all its social, political, aesthetically evaluative
and other attributes. Sufficient distance from the transformative era at
the turn of the 1980’s and 1990’s, and also the current European experience
of the 21st cent ury, allow general issues such as totalitarianism and
democratism in popular music to be opened.

Regarding the guests and keynote speakers, *Rüdiger Ritter* (University of
Bremen), *Anna Szemere* (Visiting Professor at Eötvös Loránd University)
and *Artemy Troitsky* (freelance journalist and broadcaster) have already
accepted invitations.


Paper suggestion (approximately 100 words + brief biography, contact and
affiliation) should be sent no later than *20 January 2017* to email:
*-at- * <>*.

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