Konferenssit ja seminaarit

Mu­sica Mer­cata: Fi­nance, Com­mod­ity and the Mu­sic In­dus­try from An­tiq­uity to the Pre­sent Symposium

The University of the Arts Helsinki History Forum and Sibelius Academy will arrange the 7th Symposium on Music History in Helsinki, Finland. The 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.

The registration is open from 2 April until 26 May 2024 (Europe – Helsinki UTC +03:00 at 23:59). Early Bird rates are valid from 2 until 30 April 2024.

Symposium Keynote lecturers:
Kyle Barnett (Bellarmine University, US)
Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University, US)

The event will be arranged in-person at the Helsinki Music Center (Black Box, Auditorium and S3101 meeting room) but you can also register only to the online sessions too. All the livestreamed keynote lectures and the Zoom sessions in Black Box are available for the online participants. On site in Helsinki you can take part to the full programme.