Mobility and Transcultura in Music and Performance in Global Civilisations

We are pleased to invite participation in our Study Group's FIRST International Symposium,

Mobility and Transcultura in Music and Performance in Global Civilisations,” 

hosted by the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, the People’s Republic of China,  between 

12 and 14 May 2021.

For our ONLINE event, we invite papers and presentations engaging with the topic of mobility and transcultural in music and related performance broadly or through three Symposium sub-themes (

Our Keynote address "Mobile Performers, Multiple Centres, Modern Sounds: An Alternative History of Global Musical Contact" to be delivered by Tan Sooi Beng, Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Please submit abstracts for paper presentations, round tables, panels or lecture-performances 

to   b1st February 2021. 

Abstracts should be in English and a maximum of 250 words. Please include your full name, institution (if applicable), position/rank, and email.

The Global History of Music ICTM Study Group welcomes participants interested in the historical global interaction of regional musical cultures and scholarships in the attempt to contribute to work currently underway in both musicology and ethnomusicology reaching beyond Euro- and America-centric approaches. We aim to encourage, promote and support scholars and performers investigating music history in a global context.

Look forward to hearing from you, 

With all best wishes,

Razia Sultanova,  Chairperson, University of Cambridge, UK,

Xiao Mei, Vice-Chairperson, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China,

Margret Walker, Secretary, Queen’s University, Canada,


Dr Razia Sultanova

Chair, ICTM SG on Global History of Music
Editor-in-Chief,  "Encyclopaedia of Music of the Turkic-speaking World" (in preparation), 
Research Fellow, University College Cork, Ireland
Research Fellow, University of Cambridge,
Cambridge Muslim College, 
14 St Paul's Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EZ, UK
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