“Musica Mercata: Finance, Commodity and the Music Industry from Antiquity to the Present” symposium

7th Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History
Time and place: 5–7 June 2024, University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki Music Centre
Organisers: University of the Arts Helsinki History Forum and Sibelius Academy

The 7th Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History provides the opportunity for music-history scholars all over the world to interrogate issues around finance, commodity and the music industry in the history of music from antiquity to the present and in all parts of the globe.

The financial condition of music has been recognised for as long as there have been studies of patronage in the music of the early-modern period or for as long as ‘opera’ has been regarded as both ‘an art and a business’. And while the domains of music publishing and the press have long been regarded as financially contingent, the 7th Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History seeks to expand these concerns to include all types of agency related to music, commodity and finance across the globe, and all types of exchange: monetary, in-kind and reciprocal gifting.

Keynote speakers of the symposium are:
Kyle Barnett (Bellarmine University, US)
Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University, US)

Proposals are invited for

·   Papers (20 minutes duration followed by 10 minutes discussion)

·   Complete sessions and panels (two, three or four 20-minute papers, each with 10 minutes discussion)

·   Panels with a freer structure (position-papers, lightning papers, responses, etc.)

The deadline for submissions is Saturday 30 September 2023 (23:59 Finnish time UTC+3). Notices of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday 31 October 2023.

More information about the event and the Call for papers: Musica Mercata 2024