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Publié le jeudi 23 juillet 2015 par João Fernandes

Résumé

In international relations, music and diplomacy are strongly interrelated. Diplomats have gathered for musical events and musicians served as representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music is a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies. There is a new interest for this dimension of international reality in History (Flechet & Marès, Gienow-Hecht), Musicology (Ahrendt et al, Fosler-Lussier), and International Relations (Dillon, Bleiker, Street) – beyond the aesthetic and cultural turns that marked these disciplines.

Annonce

Argument

In international relations, music and diplomacy are strongly interrelated. Diplomats have gathered for musical events and musicians served as representatives. Whatever political unit is under consideration (city-states, empires, nation-states), music is a component of diplomacy, its ceremonies, and its strategies. There is a new interest for this dimension of international reality in History (Flechet & Marès, Gienow-Hecht), Musicology (Ahrendt et al, Fosler-Lussier), and International Relations (Dillon, Bleiker, Street) – beyond the aesthetic and cultural turns that marked these disciplines. 

Main themes

The main aim of this conference is to contribute to the debate by fostering a comparative approach (across time, cultures, arts, and polities) to the following themes: 

  • Change in diplomatic practices relating to music. Can we identify turning points concerning the designs and the uses of music as a diplomatic resource by states? Does the training of diplomats still relies on an awareness of musical practices?
  • The uses of music in non-governmental diplomacies. Does multi-track diplomacy integrate a musical component and what are its effects on international interactions?
  • The specificity of musical diplomacy. Does musical diplomacy differ from other types of cultural diplomacy (museums, ballets, theatres)?
  • The goals of musical diplomacies. Does cooperation in the field of music present specific attributes that make it more effective to foster multilateral rather than bilateral negotiations, for example?  

All these issues are part of a commitment to the renewal of diplomatic studies around a reading of the sensible and the role of symbols (Neumann, 2012). They are also in resonance with the idea of plural diplomacy (Cornago, 2013).

Submission guidelines

Proposals (200 words maximum) should be sent to musicaldiplomacies@gmail.com

before September 20th, 2015.

The internation conference will be held on the 20th and 21st April 2016

Organization

International conference organized by 

Ceri Sciences Po and Cerlis Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 - CNRS - Paris Descartes 

Scientific committee

  • Christian Lequesne (CERI Sciences Po)
  • Cécile Prévost‐Thomas (CERLIS Sorbonne Nouvelle‐Paris 3-CNRS-Paris Descartes)
  • Frédéric Ramel (CERI Sciences Po)

Lieux

  • Salle de conférences,Sciences Po-CERI - 56, rue Jacob
    Paris, France (75006)

Dates

  • dimanche 20 septembre 2015

Mots-clés

  • music, diplomacy, negociation, international relations

Contacts

  • Nathalie Tenenbaum
    courriel : nathalie [dot] tenenbaum [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Nathalie Tenenbaum
    courriel : nathalie [dot] tenenbaum [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Sounds and voices on the international stage: understanding musical diplomacies », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 23 juillet 2015, http://calenda.org/335686