Call for Papers

"Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans"


The National University of Music Bucharest in collaboration with the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans announce an International Musicological Conference on the subject Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans. The conference will take place at the National University of Music Bucharest, on 2–6 September, 2019.

The purpose of the International Musicological Conference is to promote interaction, research, discussion and intercultural dialogue among musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers and students from Romania, the Balkans and other countries with an interest on the different local musical traditions in South-East Europe and their interactions to the Mediterranean and broader region



Non-ISOCM Conferences

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Liturgical Arts Academy

Salem, South Carolina, USA

May 24-30, 2020

The Liturgical Arts Academy is a one week intensive program to teach the skills of Byzantine Chanting, Iconography and Liturgical Textile Arts in an atmosphere of prayer, study, discussion and communion.

Location:     Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC

Instructors:  John Michael Boyer / Gabriel Cremeens / Samuel Herron / Father Anthony Salzman  / Presvytera Krista West

For more information, including pricing, tuition fees, instructor and course information, and to register, please visit:

Call for Papers

"Slavonic Hymnography: sources, forms, and stylistics (past and present)"


Vienna, Austria

The Institute of Slavonic Studies of the University of Vienna announces the call for papers for the workshop "Slavonic Hymnography: sources, forms, and stylistics (past and present)" which will be held at the University of Vienna on 28–30 September 2020.

The workshop theme provides an opportunity for papers on a variety of topics and areas of research. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers of different aspects of Slavonic hymnography. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. The creation of hymnographic works. Circle of hymnographers, attribution of services, Russian hymnograhy of the XVI–XVII cent.

  2. The language of hymnography. Translation, correction, discrepancies, development.

  3. “Greek” and  “original” Slavic hymnography. Problems of literary topos, borrowings, criteria of “originality”.

  4. Textology in hymnography. Adaptation of classical textology for hymnographical research.

  5. Edition of hymnography. Problems and solutions.

  6. Hymnography and liturgy.

  7. Interrelatedness of hymnography, panegyristics, hagiography, and iconography.

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Slavonic Studies at the University of Vienna.

Submitting a paper
Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes (thus allowing discussion time of 10 minutes) in duration. A short abstract of the paper should be sent to the organizing committee (victoria.legkikh (a) by 15 September 2019.

The languages of the conference will be Russian, English and German.

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