International Musicological Conference

Athens (Megaron The Athens Concert Hall), 18-20 January 2013



Organized by

Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens

Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”


Supported by

Athens Concert Hall Organization





Nikos Maliaras (ed.), The National Element in Music (Conference proceedings, Athens, 18-20 January 2013), 

University of Athens / Faculty of Music Studies, Athens 2014. ISBN 978-960-93-5959-7


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Honoring the 50th anniversary since the passing of Manolis Kalomiris (1883-1962), founder of the Greek National School of Music, the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens and the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” organize a musicological conference, which will take place in Athens between 18 and 20 January 2013.


The title, reflecting the main issue of this conference, will be the “National Element in Music”. Although the diverse aspects on the National Schools of Music that were cultivated from mid-19th-century onwards constitute the focal point of the conference, the committee will also consider any other approaches, especially those related more generally to the presence of folk element in music, as well as to issues concerning notions such as national identity and music, or even patriotism, nationalism, traditionalism in music life and populism in music.


Proposals may address the following aspects of the conference’s general theme:

The conference’s official language will be English. Proposals up to 250 words for 20-minute papers and also proposals up to 500 words for 1-hour themed sessions, accompanied by short biographical notes (of up to 200 words), should be sent to nem2013.uoa@gmail.com by 31 August 2012 (receipt of proposals will be verified by e-mail). All abstracts will be reviewed and the results will be announced by 30 September 2012. The accepted full papers for the online publication of the proceedings should be submitted by 31 March 2013.


The conference will be held in Athens with the venue being announced in due time. There will be no fee for participating at the conference.



Keynote speaker

Jim Samson


Conference Committee

University of Athens

Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”

Nikos Maliaras

Stephanie Merakos

Stelios Psaroudakes

Alexandros Charkiolakis

Ioannis Fulias

Valia Vraka







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