International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Sources and Archives for Music and Sound Studies

The Study Group on Historical Sources is dedicated to discuss music, sound and dance sources. It focuses on any kind of source, both digital and non-digital (e.g. audio and visual recordings, manuscripts, edited texts, images, musical scores, iconography, films, etc.) and seeks to stimulate transdisciplinary debates on those sources within archival conditions.

The aim is to examine the diverse ways of generating, archiving, classifying, analyzing and editing historical sources concerned to music, sound and dance practices. In other words, the Study Group encourages the development of an epistemology of the sources. The following examples are welcome topics: theoretical and ideological frameworks; institutional politics; academic and non-academic archiving processes; the history of archiving; archive as an agent of social transformation; social memory and politics of patrimonialization; tangible and intangible heritage; postcolonial and decolonial approaches; power relationships; aesthetic legacies; legal and access policies; archiving and gender perspectives; technologies of archiving; work routines in archiving; digital humanities; amongst others.     


Co-Chairs: Gerda Lechleitner & Miguel A.García

Secretary: Susana Sardo


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

Co-Chair: Miguel A. García
University of Buenos Aires
National Scientific and Technical Research Council

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

Call for Papers: 21st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music

Dear Colleagues, 

We are happy to announce that the 21st Symposium of the Study Group on Historical Sources of Traditional Music will take place on 9-13 March 2016 in Paris, France, by invitation of Susanne Fürniss, MNHN. The conference site is the Musée de l’Homme, and the Meeting is hosted by the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN).

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