Join Prof. Dr. Gisa Jähnichen - Join IASA

Prof. Dr. Gisa Jähnichen (Ecomusicology, Performance Practices of SEA) at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Chair of the ICTM Study Group on Musical Instruments, Secretary of the IASA T&E Committee, Ambassador of IASA to Malaysia and China, also teaching at Guangxi University of the Arts, Vienna University, Humboldt University Berlin, and as consultant at the National Library of Laos. She studied at Charles University, Prague, Humboldt-University Berlin, and Vienna University. Her many writings were widely published and are accessible via

Kara Van Malssen - Keynote Speaker IASA 2018

The IASA 2018 Conference Organising Committee is pleased to announce that our closing keynote speaker will be Kara Van Malssen, Senior Consultant at AVP. Kara has been visiting Ghana since 2008 to support the local audiovisual archive community and has been working with the J.H. Kwabena Nketia Archives at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, helping develop and grow their digitization and digital preservation programme.

Prof. Esi Sutherland-Addy - Keynote Speaker IASA 2018

The IASA 2018 Conference Organising Committee is pleased to announce that our opening keynote speaker will be Professor Esi Sutherland-Addy of the Institute of African Studies. Her research interests in written and oral literature, gender, performing arts as well as education and cultural policy will provide a valuable perspective to our conference delegates.

Professor Sutherland-Addy will address the IASA conference on Monday, October 1st, 09:15 - 10:00

Broadcast Archives Section publishes Cold War radio research guide

The document provides information about publically available collections materials (sound recordings, archival papers, photographs, publications) created by broadcasters during the years 1947-1991.

Intended for a wide variety of audiences, it is hoped that Research Collections with Cold War-era Radio Materials will prove helpful for researchers seeking information about events, languages, religion, sports, and the performing arts both within and independent of the Cold War historical context.


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