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Results of the implementation of project European influences in the modern urban music culture in the Balkans. Bibliographic Research, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund

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Logo EngOn February 10, 2022, the project European influences in the modern urban music culture in the Balkans. Bibliographic Research, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) came to an end. It has been selected for funding based on the 2019 Competition for financial support for fundamental research projects of junior researchers and postdoctoral fellows. The research team is led by Assist. Prof. Alexandra Milanova (IBSCT-BAS).

As a result of the implementation of this interdisciplinary project, bibliographic research of the European influences in modern urban music culture in the Balkans was conducted. A bibliographic corpus has been created by collecting, organizing, classifying and annotating documents. This corpus includes materials of various types and contents. It is published with free access on a specially created website (https://euromusicbalk.com/). The bibliographic corpus encompasses a total of 615 titles: individual and collective monographs, encyclopaedias, biographies, memoirs, scholarly forums proceedings, book chapters, studies, articles, papers presented at conferences and workshops, a virtual exhibition. The retrieved and described materials are in 13 languages ​​(English, Bulgarian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Serbian, Turkish, French).
Each bibliographic description is composed by the following elements: title, main author, other authors (if any), place and year of publication, publisher, ISBN or ISSN, type of research (monograph, book chapter, article, report presented at scholarly forum etc.), language, location (in which library, archive or scientific institution the publication could be found), short description of the content.

A specially designed digital library has been created on the project's website, which includes 150 titles on the topic of European influences in the modern urban music culture in the Balkans, provided with free access in pdf format. The materials can be viewed in real time or downloaded for future use.

The final version of the bibliographic corpus together with part of the documents and materials found during the project implementation are provided for inclusion in the National Interdisciplinary Research E-Infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies integrated within European CLARIN and DARIAH infrastructures (CLaDA-BG), some of which will be presented for the first time to the general public.In addition to these activities, the project team has participated in seven scholarly forums in Bulgaria and Serbia and published nine publications on the topic of the project (in Bulgarian, English, and Serbian) in peer-reviewed journals, collective volumes and monographs.

The bibliographic research of European influences in modern urban music culture in the Balkans has created new knowledge by discovering, systematizing, classifying and annotating documents and materials on the topic, including unknown and / or previously unpublished resources. It will serve as a basis for future research in both history (in the field of social and cultural history, history of music, for studying modernization processes in the Balkan societies, etc.) and musicology. Thus, a contribution to increasing the amount of visible scholarly production, to supporting research, to stimulating and broadening international academic cooperation will be made.

 

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