Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities

Uppsala, Sweden, 25-30 October 2021

Postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Svenskt visarkiv (Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research) will be the primary institution organizing the symposium. Founded in Stockholm in 1951, Svenskt visarkiv, is a public institution involved in collecting, preserving, researching and publishing in the fields of instrumental and vocal traditional music as well as older popular songs and Swedish jazz. Svenskt visarkiv is one of five institutions forming Musikverket (the Swedish Performing Arts Agency).

The three collaborating institutions, all based in Uppsala, will be The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture,  Institutet  för  språk  och  folkminnen,  ISOF (Institute for Language and Folklore) and the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Uppsala University. Institutet för språk och folkminnen is a governmental agency researching folk traditions and minority languages in Sweden whereas the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology specializes in understanding new ethnicities, modes of urbanism and multiculturalism.

The symposium will be held at Uppsala Arkivcentrum (the Institute for Language and Folklore), von Kraemers allé 21, 752 37 Uppsala, Sweden.

Local Arrangements Committee 

Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius, Sverker Hyltén-Cavallius, Mischa van Kan, Dan Lundberg (Chair), Oscar Pripp, and Gunnar Ternhag.

Programme Committee 

Cassandre Balosso-Bardin, Dan Lundberg, Svanibor Pettan (Chair), Adelaida Reyes, Hande Sağlam, and Jasmina Talam.

Due to the recent rise in Corona cases in Europe and the uncertainty this situation brings, the local arrangements committee feels it is necessary to postpone the Music and Minorities symposium in Uppsala in January 2021.

As digital meetings have become integral parts of our everyday lives since last spring, we feel – as does the programme committee – an even more urgent need to meet in person to be inspired by each other’s research. Therefore, we decided to find a new time to keep the symposium on-site in Uppsala rather than to change the forum and hold it in a digital form. The new dates for the symposium will be Monday 25 October to Saturday 30 October 2021.

We are sorry to have to change the date for the symposium yet another time, but feel that meeting you in person in Uppsala is the most important. We look forward to welcoming you to Uppsala in the autumn of 2021 and hope you will remain safe for now.