Call for Papers: MUSICULT '15

Culture in general and its effects on music, composition and important turning points in the history of music has always been one of the major discussions of the music studies. Art institutions, economic status of the composer, the question of audience, financial support for music and censorship are some of the main subtopics of this correlation.

The hidden or obvious relationship between the daily life, culture and artistic works which can be observed at various case. From daily life to the fashion, from new technologies to moral value judgments, from economy to the philosophical questions, the activity of the artistic subject and the audience can be observed as layers in constant interaction.

MUSICULT ‘15 Music and Cultural Studies Conference, hosted by ITU (Istanbul Technical University) / Turkish Music State Conservatory (BISED HALL) and organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place from 7-8 of May 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Bruno Nettl

Bruno Nettl (b. Prague, Czechoslovakia, 14 March 1930) is an active ethnomusicologist and musicologist. Bruno Nettl was born in Czechoslovakia in 1930, moved to United States in 1939, studied at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and has taught since 1964 at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, continuing to teach part-time. Active principally in the field of ethnomusicology, he has done field research with Native American peoples (1960s and 1980s, see Blackfoot music), in Iran (1966, 1968–69, 1972, 1974), and in South India (1981-2). He has served as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and as editor of its journal, Ethnomusicology. Nettl holds honorary doctorates from the University of Illinois, Carleton College, Kenyon College, and the University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Fumio Koizumi Prize for ethnomusicology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Nettl was named the 2014 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer by the American Council of Learned Societies. In the course of his long career as a scholar and as a professor, he was the teacher of many of the most visible ethnomusicologists active today in the international scene like, among many others, Philip Bohlman, Chris Waterman, Marcello Sorce Keller, and Victoria Lindsay Levine. The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music holds the Bruno Nettl Papers, 1966-1988, which consists of administrative and personal correspondence while Nettl was a professor and head of the Musicology Division for the University of Illinois School of Music.

(Due to the health issues Professor Nettl will attend the conference via Skype session)

Keynote Speakers in 2014: Professor Martin Stokes and Professor Orhan Tekelioğlu

Martin Stokes is the incoming King Edward Professor of Music. He studied first music, then social anthropology at Oxford. He taught at The Queen's University of Belfast (1989-1997), The University of Chicago (1997-2007) and Oxford University (2007-2012). He was a Howard Foundation Fellow at the Chicago Humanities Institute in 2002-3. He has been a visiting professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul on two occasions, and currently holds an honorary professorship in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. In 2013 he will be giving the Bloch Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley.

Orhan Tekelioğlu is a scholar of cultural sociology who focuses on culture and identities, media consumption, the history of Turkish popular music, the sociological features of Turkish literature, and the cultural politics of the Republican period. He holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the Middle Eastern Technical University in Ankara and a Magisterartium degree in Sociology from the University of Oslo. Currently, he is Chair of the Department of New Media at Bahçeşehir University of İstanbul. He conducts field studies on migratory identities, popular television narratives, and on the cultural history of jazz and popular music in Turkey. Dr.Tekelioglu has published articles in Turkish and English and presented his research in national and international congresses.