Conference Announcement – 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Psaltic Art

  Conference Announcement

2nd International Interdisciplinary Musicological Conference

of the Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology

of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies

June 9 – 11, 2016

Thessaly Conference Centre – Melissiatika, Volos, Greece

Από Χορού και Ομοθυμαδόν

(=all together and in the same mood)

Proceedings and perspectives

of the Interdisciplinary research on Psaltiki

The 1st  International Interdisciplinary Musicological Conference of the Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology (Volos Academy for Theological Studies) had the title: «Psaltiki as an autonomous science: Scientific branches – Related Scienftific Fields – Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Interaction» aiming to highlighting a) the necessity for self-determination of the discipline of musicology on the psaltic art; b) the possibilities available for its interdisciplinary approach and c) the possibilities offered by the psaltic art as a tool for the support of other disciplines. Thus, this first Conference approached the study of Psaltiki as an autonomous science, a theoretical background of the interdisciplinarity was laid down and, for the first time, its scientific branches were defined (even if simply as suggestions, for some of them). The most important point was the strong interest expressed for for every kind of interdisciplinary collaboration, to all possible directions of research.

With the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Musicological Conference, with the title ΑπόΧορούκαιΟμοθυμαδόν” (=all together and in the same mood), the Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies calls for actual, concrete suggestions of interdisciplinary collaboration on and about the Psaltiki, which can be formulated as topics for international research programs (even immediately, in round tables that can take place during the conference) and their realization can be planned for the near future.

As in the previous year, this time the Conference will again be open to all the scientific approaches on the study of Psaltic Art. Thus, since there are no separate thematic categories, there is an invitation to all the scientific disciplines to study the possibility of a correlation of their scientific fields with the Psaltic Art. Theology, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Philology, History, Law, Psychology, Medicine, Mathematics, Natural Science, Computer Science, Technology and, of course, Musicology; all the sciences are invited to find fields for studies in Psaltic art or topics for interaction with it.

The Conference will take place in the Conference Center of the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias, in Melissiatika, Volos, Greece, between June 9th and 11th, 2016.

Proposals for contribution in the Conference must be submitted to the Organizing Committee, to the e-mail address, not later than February 12th, 2016. Proposals must include title, abstract (not longer than 300 words) and CV of the speaker (not longer than 200 words). Alternatively, they can be submitted by ordinary post, to the address: Volos Academy of Theological Studies – Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology, P.O.Box 1308, Volos GR-38001 Greece.

Selection of proposals will be announced not later than February 22nd, 2016.

The confirmation of participation, along with the payment of the participation fee, must be not later than March 30th, 2019.

Presentations of individual papers must not be longer than 20 minutes and will be followed by a short 10-minute discussion.

Papers must be presented either in Greek or English language. There will be NO translation. Speakers who choose the Greek language are kindly requested to submit an English translation of their paper as well (or at least an extended summary), not later than June 1st, 2016 (in .doc or .pdf. form), in order to be disseminated to the participants who don’t understand Greek. Translations of English papers into the Greek language are also welcome.

The Conference participation fee is fixed as 120 € per person, and it includes accommodation for two nights (in double bed rooms) in the Olympic Games Hostel of the Municipality of Volos, all meals starting with the dinner of June 9th and ending with the lunch of June 11th, the Conference folder, coffees and cookies for the breaks, and acceptance in all the musical activities that will accompany the Conference, as well as the publication of the Conference proceedings online (in pdf. form, as submitted by the participants). It does NOT include expenses for the case of printed publication of the Conference proceedings. Considering accommodation, there will be some versatility (for participants who wish to stay in a single bed room or who don’t wish to stay in the Olympic Games Hostel) and the relevant details will be announced after the selection of the proposals.

The proceeding of the Conference will be published online in digital format, and for the text formatting there will be concrete instructions right after the selection. THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE IS WILLING TO HAVE THE PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED TILL THE DAYS OF THE CONFERENCE. TO THIS GOAL, IT WILL TAKE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE TO BE ACCURATE TO THE DATES ANNOUNCED ABOVE.

Forthcoming information on the conference will be uploaded in our site

For all questions related to the Conference, you can contact the Department for Psaltic Art and Musicology at the above e-mail

We kindly ask you to disseminate this message to everyone possibly interested.