54th IASA CONFERENCE & 4th ICTMD FORUM
Collaborating to preserve and safeguard audiovisual and related heritage
Istanbul, 11-15 September 2023
The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance (ICTMD) invite you to participate in a joint event to be held from 11-15 September, 2023 at the Istanbul University in Istanbul, Türkiye.
This joint event comprises the 54th IASA Annual Conference and the 4th ICTMD Forum in which, for the first time, ICTMD and IASA join forces in a shared scholarly gathering. It promises to be a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between the organisations and their many shared interests.
The event will be hybrid, combining in-person and online components. Istanbul University will be the venue and we will also offer online access to significant portions of the event for those who are not able to attend in person. The IASA Conference will take place during the first four days. The ICTMD - IASA Forum will be featured on the last, fifth day of the event, with the aim of bringing together both IASA and ICTMD members/representatives.
The programme will include spoken papers, posters, panel discussions, keynotes, exhibitors, workshops and tutorials, the IASA General Assembly, and IASA Committee & Section meetings. Other activities include: a boat tour with dinner on the Bosphorus, a traditional music concert and dance evening, traditional performers for the opening and closing events, and professional visits to local institutions.
The ICTMD-IASA Forum on 15 September will bring together papers and panels prepared by the members of both sister societies, their ideas, experiences, and proposed solutions to the shared concerns. We expect all participants present at the Istanbul event to take advantage of being together during all five days in both formal and informal situations, to inspire and get inspired, and to build mutually beneficial foundations for future collaborations between IASA and ICTMD.
Co-chairs: Perla Olivia Rodríguez (IASA)
Tre Berney (IASA)
Chair: Jennifer Vaughn (IASA)
Marija Dumnić Vilotijević (IASA, ICTMD)
Chair: Abdullah Akat (İstanbul University-İÜ)