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ΧIV-th International Organology Congress «Blagodatov’ readings»

November 29–30, 2022, The Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, Department of Organology is holding the XIV-th International Organology Congress «Blagodatov᾽s Readings». The Congress is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts by Count Valentin Zubov. Within the walls of the Institute during the twentieth century, a unique scientific organology school was formed, among the founders of which the name of the outstanding scholar Georgy Ivanovich Blagodatov occupies a special place. Now the Organology Department is headed by an outstanding scholar, composer, Dr. habil, Professor Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MAE Ihor Matsiewsky.

The congress objectives are professional and creative communication of organologists; analysis of the status, trends, achievements, current problems of contemporary science of musical instruments and instrumental music, its complex and multidimensional relationships with the humanities and exact sciences; creation of joint creative, scientific and educational projects.

The congress will be held in the Green Hall of the Institute at the address: 190000, St. Petersburg, Isaakievskaya Sq., 5.

The forthcoming scientific forum is called upon to consolidate specialists and experts in organology throughout Russia, the CIS, as well as the foreign scientists to be devoted to a wide range of issues in contemporary science of organology, among which are as follows:


  • native organology: the history of science in ideas and personalities;
  • the issues of academical organology;
  • ethnoorganology;
  • musical acoustics and psychoacoustics;
  • theory and history of instrumental performance;
  • liturgical musicology;
  • musical archeology and anthropology;
  • campanology;
  • issues of musical instruments collecting;
  • electronic audio and light technologies as a creative instrumentarium
  • contemporary audiovisual technologies in music and art;
  • art therapy as a phenomenon of contemporary instrumental culture;
  • organology in the system of cognitive sciences and arts.

Scientists, musicians, composers are invited to participate. The collection of materials upon the congress are planned for publication.

Forms of participation: report (10–15 min.), a multimedia demonstration (not more than 30 mins), poster presentation.


Until October 1, 2022 — application: name, academic degree, work position [brief abstract], address, e-mail, proposed form of participation, report abstract.

Until December 20, 2022 — materials for publication (10.000–20.000 char.), CV RUS & ENG (250 char).

Please send your texts to the following address:,

specifying the name of the conference.

Footnotes and notes should be placed inside the main text body. Numbered list of literature should be placed at the end of the article in alphabetical order. References to the literature are given through the colon in parentheses: the first digit is corresponded to the publication number, the second — to the page number. For example: (2: 68).

Travel expenses including an accommodation – at the expense of the sending party. The Organizing Committee reserves the right not to include reports in the program and decline to accept materials that do not correspond to the issues of the congress.

The organizing committee of the conference:

Chairman of the Organizing Committee — I. V. Matziewsky, Dr. habil, Head, Dept. of Organology

Vice chairman — V. A. Svobodov, Dr. habil, Principal Scientific Researcher, Dept. of Organology

Committee members:

D. A. Bulatova, PhD, A. A. Timoshenko, PhD, A. B. Nikanorov, PhD, I. A. Choudinova, PhD, O. V. Kolganova, PhD, M. I. Karpets, PhD, M. A. Sen, Scientific Researсhers.

Опубликовано: 29 November 2022