Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities

Uppsala, Sweden, 18-23 January 2021

Postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Following the most recent developments concerning the Corona virus and its global spread, the local arrangements committee – after consultation with the programme committee – has decided to postpone the Music and Minorities Symposium in Uppsala in June.

Because of the continuously unclear prospects of how the situation will be at the end of June and the variations of the spread and taken measurements in different countries, we have concluded that the circumstances are too uncertain to hold on to the original symposium dates of 21-28 June. To avoid the necessity to hastily cancel the symposium with the risk that all participants have booked travels and stay, we want to announce now that the symposium will be postponed to 18-23 January 2021, when we hope to see you. We are very sorry but hope that we can limit the inconvenience by making this decision now.

Our thoughts are with those who are directly and indirectly affected by the virus and we hope you will all stay healthy so we can meet early next year instead.

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.