In 2017 the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony will host the conference of one of the most authoritative ethnomusicological societies ESEM (European seminar in Ethnomusicology) at Tbilisi State Conservatoire.
According to ESEM demands, the Conference organizing group with include local staff, employees of the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony, who will suitably carry out preparation work as well as all the activities planned during the Conference. Scientific sessions will provide individual and panel papers, poster presentations, a keynote lecture – the John Blacking memorial lecture, film/video presentations and free discussions. Concerts of traditional music will be help as part of the event; cultural program will be planned for the participant scholars.
The official opening of the Meeting will traditionally be held by ESEM President and local organizer, a representative of the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony in this case.
The Call for papers for the participation in the Conference has been available on our Web Site since November. The deadline for submitting abstracts expires in the end of January.