The Phonoarchive of the Institute of Musicology SASA: A Product and a Protagonist of the State Science and Cultural Policy
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The subject of attention is the relation between the content-specific and dependent archive of the Institute of Musicology SASA (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), the research praxes in ethnomusicology and musicology directly connected with the archive, and state politics, which influenced those praxes. The analysis of the history and content confirms the importance of this archive not only for the purpose of studying national cultural history, but also for the history of the aforementioned disciplines. The collection of traditional music recordings, “ethnomusicological phonoarchive” is especially indicative. Focusing on that part of the archive, it becomes possible not only to perceive the methodological development of national ethnomusicology, but also to comprehend the politics of research in this field in Serbia – from the hierarchy of social and cultural environments and acoustic expressions, to the politics of analyzing the relation between music and identity. Given that the... Institute of Musicology SASA has been the only state funded institution of that type ever since its founding, perceiving the causal bond between the traditional music collections and development stages of the Serbian society is expected. As a part of contemporary scientific policy, the usage and the development of the archive collections potential through digitalization and the affirmation of possibilities in the domain of applied ethnomusicology, will also be represented.
Keywords:phonoarchive / Institute of Musicology SASA / cultural policy / ethnomusicology / archive
Source:History, Memory, and Archives: Sensitive Issues, 2018, 19-20
- Vilnius : Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore
- Book of Abstracts. Conference dedicated to the Centenary of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. Vilnius 17-19 October 2018. Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.