International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

The Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology serves as the Finnish national committee for the International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance (ICTMD).

ICTMD Nordic-Baltic Network Conference

Helsinki, 8–10 October 2024

The Past, Present and Future of Ethnomusicology in the Nordic-Baltic Region

The Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology together with other national committees and liaison officers of the ICTMD in the Nordic and Baltic region invites researchers in the Nordic-Baltic region working in ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology and adjacent fields to participate in a conference that will take place in Helsinki, Finland, 8–10 October 2024.

The theme of the conference is “The Past, Present and Future of Ethnomusicology in the Nordic-Baltic Region”, where ethnomusicology is to be understood broadly as research that deals with any tradition of music and dance, or sound and movement, with attention to the social and cultural environment where the tradition is being practiced. We welcome proposals for presentations on the history of the discipline in Nordic and Baltic countries, theoretical and methodological questions and developments, current issues, or visions for the future, as well as on any recent and ongoing research on traditions of music and dance worldwide.

In addition to sharing our research and knowledge about the development of ethnomusicology in Nordic and Baltic countries, we hope to advance contacts and collaboration between researchers and institutions in the region during the conference. We wish, therefore, that the participants will attend all three days of the conference.

The conference is part of the 50th anniversary events of the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology, which serves as the Finnish national committee for the International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance (ICTMD https://ictmd.org/).

Practical information on the conference

The conference will take place in-person in Helsinki at the House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo), address: Kirkkokatu 6.

The program will start at 13 (1 pm) on Tuesday 8 October and end at 16 (4 pm) on Thursday 10 October.

The registration fee will be kept as low as possible. It is expected to be ca. 50 eur/person, with discounts for students and other non-salaried participants.

We encourage the conference participants to become members of the ICTMD (if they are not yet members), but membership is not required for attending or presenting at the conference.

Any further questions can be directed to conference@etnomusikologia.fi.

Organizing committee

Anda Beitane (Latvia)
Kiku Day (Denmark)
Laura Ellestad (Norway)
Karin Larsson Eriksson (Sweden)
Þorbjörg Daphne Hall (Iceland)
Žanna Pärtlas (Estonia)
Elina Seye (Finland)
Rimantas Sliuzinskas (Lithuania)
Outi Valo (Finland)
Nina Öhman (Finland)