International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Historical Sources

Concentrates on any kind of source materials in history (written documents as chronicles, daily life reports, letters, treatises on music etc., notations, phonogrammes and older sound recordings, iconographic materials and historical film documents, excavations or other findings of instruments and the like), which may contribute to more knowledge on the history of orally transmitted music, for example to historical developments of folk music genres, bearers of musical traditions, local regional, national and international styles of vocal and instrumental music, art music, courtal and church music, as supported by extension of worldly power, religions and sects, trade, military service and actions, emigration, evacuation and resettlement, cultural suppression and foreign influx - to name only a few items. 

Co-Chairs: Gerda Lechleitner & Susana Sardo


Co-Chair: Gerda Lechleitner
Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Liebiggasse 5
1010 Vienna

Co-Chair: Susana Sardo
Universidade de Aveiro / INET-md
Campus de Santiago
3810 193 Aveiro

Next Meeting - Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, March 6 – 10, 2012, Vienna

Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music
Chair: Dr. Susanne Ziegler & Dr. Ingrid Åkesson
Berlin, May 2011

Dear Colleagues,

Program - 21- 25 May 2008, Stockholm

ICTM Study group on HISTORICAL SOURCES 17th Meeting

The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research, Stockholm
May 21-25 2008

Programme (final version)

Wednesday 21 May


Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music

As already announced in the ICTM Bulletin April 2007, the next meeting of our Study Group will take place by invitation of the Svenskt visarkiv, the Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research

from May 21 - 25, 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden

Circular Letter

Study Group on Historical Sources

Chair: Dr. Susanne Ziegler & Prof. Björn Aksdal

Berlin, March 2003

Dear Colleagues,

We hope that all of you had a good start into 2003 and are aware of submitting your Münster papers in time (deadline March 31st). While still working on the publications of the last conferences, we are already preparing the next STGR meeting.

Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Gerd Grupe at the Institut for Ethnomusicology, University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz (Austria), the next meeting of our Study Group will take place