Youth, popular music and the class in times of post-socialist change

Youth, popular music and the class in times of post-socialist change

Centre for Study of Popular Culture, Czech-German Fund for the Future, Faculty of Arts - Palacky University in Olomouc
Faculty of Arts - Palacky Univeristy in Olomouc
Gefördert durch
Czech Science Foundation (Project Nr. P410/20-24091S), Czech-German Fund for the Future
Czech Republic
Vom - Bis
18.06.2021 - 18.06.2021
Zdeněk Nebřenský, Die Außenstelle Prag, Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau

Popular music is not only a remarkable phenomenon in terms of leisure, but also in terms of studying the practices associated with the differentiaton of society. This workshop focuses on the period of dynamic changes around 1989/1990.

Youth, popular music and the class in times of post-socialist change

The organized workshop is focused on the period of political, economic, social and cultural changes before and after 1989. In addition to diversifying music scenes and establishing commercial institutions, new social and cultural distinctions gradually arose as well.

Main goal of the workshop is to outline the ways and means by which music entered the generation dimension, especially about the youth. To encourage intelectuall dialogue and exchange of ideas, the workshop provides an overview of the current state of research.

The workshop provides insights into the complex relationship between categories of “generation", “popular music” and “class” in the period of perestroika and early post-socialism. It takes the form of overview of the state-of-play and more narrowly specified case studies. It discusses general theoretical approaches of grasping the given phenomenon as well as wider social, institutional, musical and historical contexts.


13:45: Roundtable Popular music and education

Heiko Wandler (Popakademie Baden-Württemberg)

Martin Lücke (Macromedia University for Media and Communication)

Michael Ahlers (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

14:45: Roundtable Popular music Made in Germany

Martin Ringsmut (Universität zu Köln)

Oliver Seibt (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

David-Emil Wickström (Popakademie Baden-Württemberg)

15:45: Current projects in Popular music research in Germany

Mario Dunkel (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
Project Popular Music and the Rise of Populism in Europe

Wolf-Georg Zaddach (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
Special issue Narrating Popular Music History of the GDR

Alenka Barber-Kersovan (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
Urban Music Studies Series of Intellect books

16:45: Current projects in Popular music research in the Region

Irena Šentevska (independent researcher, Belgrade)
MTV-zation of Serbian neo-folk music in the early 1990s

Emilia Barna (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Creative autonomy and dependencies in the work of Hungarian musicians: state, market and power relations from the regime change to the "System of National Cooperation"

Dean Vuletic (Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET), Universität Wien)
The Intervision Song Contest: A Commercial and Pan- European Alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest

17:45: Current projects in Popular music research of Centre for the Study of Popular Culture

Tomáš Kavka and Jakub Machek (Centre for the Study of Popular Culture)
Disk jockeys into DJs: late Czechoslovakia 1985-1993

Ondřej Daniel (Centre for the Study of Popular Culture)
Soundtrack of bungled modernity: Artificial folk music in Czech and Austrian critique around 1990

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