Conferences

21.10.2016 - 25.10.2016
Music Archaeology from the Perspective of Anthropology

The 10th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology took place 21st - 25th October 2016 in Wuhan, China.


09.09.2014 - 12.09.2014
Sound - Object - Culture - History

The inspiring 9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology took place 9th - 12th September, 2014 at the Ethnological Museum Berlin, SMB SPK Germany.

Programme & Abstracts


20.10.2012 - 25.10.2012
The 8th Conference of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

The 8th Symposium of ISGMA was held in Suzhou at Renmin University and Beijing, China.

Read the official conference report here.


20.09.2010 - 25.09.2010
Sound from the Past - The Interpretation of Musical Artifacts in Archaeological Context

The 7th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held in Tianjin, China at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music.

Conference Program


09.09.2008 - 13.09.2008
Musical Perceptions - Past and Present on Ethnographic Analogy and Experimental Archaeology in Music Archaeological Research

The 6th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held at the Ethnological Museum Berlin, SMB SPK. The conference was sponsored by the DFG.

Conference Program & Abstracts 


19.09.2006 - 23.09.2006
Challenges and Objectives in Music Archaeology

The 5th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held at the Ethnological Museum Berlin , SMB SPK. The conference was sponsored by the DFG.

Conference Program & Abstracts


19.09.2004 - 26.09.2004
Archaeological Semantics, Historical Implications, Socio-Cultural Connotations

The 4th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held at Monastery Michaelstein, Germany.

Studies in Music Archaeology V.


09.06.2002 - 16.06.2002
Music-Archaeological Sources: Finds, Oral Transmission, Written Evidence

The 3rd Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held at Monastery Michaelstein, Germany.


17.09.2000 - 23.09.2000
The Archaeology of Sound: Origin and Organisation

The 2nd Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology at Monastery Michaelstein, Germany.


18.05.1998 - 24.05.1998
Music Archaeology of Early Metal Ages

The 1st Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology was held at Monastery Michaelstein, Germany.