Mu­si­cal To­po­gra­phies of the Me­di­ter­ra­nean

International Conference



The Mediterranean always has been and still is an important cultural "trading place", a venue of diverse processes of exchange and transfer. While historical musicology mainly engaged with the medieval Mediterranean, ethnomusicology has taken interest in the region as a "space".
Considering the methodological gap between ethnomusicology and historical musicology, it is especially important to sensitize historical musicology for the Mediterranean as a cultural phenomenon. It is an aim of the conference to motivate in this direction by proposing topics and areas relevant to both disciplines, inspiring the development of new figures of thought concerning categories of region and space and switching traditional perspectives.

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Thomas Betzwieser) and Orient-Institut Istanbul (Judith I. Haug) in cooperation with the German Historical Institute in Rome (Sabine Ehrmann-Herfort)

The conference is sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

To register, please send an e-mail to by 15 March 2022.