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2021 ISOCM Conference: Call for Papers

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, with the theme “Church Music and Topography: City, Village, and Monastery,” which will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, in Joensuu, Finland, Monday, 7 June through Sunday, 13 June 2021. The organizers invite proposals for presentations dealing with different aspects of the general theme, for example:

  • Local traditions and transmissions

  • Spatiality in music and hymnography

  • Topographical hymnography

  • Centre and periphery

  • Travel and pilgrimage

  • Cities and the City (Constantinople)

The programme also allows for free papers.

On account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will take place as a hybrid event – both on site (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus) and online. Submission of abstracts

If you are interested in:

  • Giving a presentation of 20 minutes or

  • Presenting a poster,

please submit an abstract of 250 words by 31 January 2021 using our online abstract submission form.

The language of the conference is English.

Articles based on the conference presentations will be published in the Journal of the ISOCM. It is expected that all presenters submit their papers either for the section of peer-reviewed articles or for the section of conference papers in time for the publication process. Registration

To attend the conference, details and registration forms will be available beginning 1 January, 2021, and will close on 28 February 2021. All registration details and information will be here, on the ISOCM website. Further information will be published on the ISOCM website as it becomes available.


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