Second Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC/IMS)

Universidad Alberto Hurtado / Santiago de Chile, January 12 -16, 2016

CFP Deadline: July 15, 2015

We invite musicologists and scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to participate with free papers, themed sessions, and presentations of books, recordings, and documentary films. The conference welcomes discipline-specific contributions as well as interdisciplinary studies on music, culture, and society in Latin America and the Caribbean from a variety of perspectives. Accepted proposals will be grouped according to affinity and thematic relevance  in either plenary (mornings) or simultaneous (afternoon) sessions.

The languages of the Conference are Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Abstracts for free papers and topical sessions should be sent to arlac.ims.2016 -at-  by  July 15, 2015. The surname of the author should serve as label for the file in MS Word compatible (E.g.: Perez.doc). Only one contribution per participant will be accepted.

The proposal should include a title clearly defining the topic; name and institutional affiliation of the author; abstract of no more than 300 words describing the theme and purpose of the paper as well as its factual or theoretical framework; and a brief bibliography supporting the proposal. A CV not exceeding 200 words and contact information (e-mail address) should complete the proposal.

For themed sessions, the coordinator should submit an abstract not exceeding 400 words summarizing the issues to be discussed and a brief CV of all presenters. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission no later than August 30, 2015. Final versions of papers should not exceed 3000 words, including examples, illustrations, notes, and references. Free papers will be are allocated 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Themed sessions can follow other formats and should not exceed a total of two hours.

The registration fee is USD 50.00 for all participants, with the exception of students, who shall pay a reduced fee of USD 30.00. Registration can be paid in US dollars or the equivalent in Chilean pesos at the time of registration. No pre-registration will be available.

Neither ARLAC/IMS nor the Universidad Alberto Hurtado can offer financial help to defray costs of travel and lodging. However, participants can request official letters of invitation in order to process financial support from their respective academic institutions and visas. The contribution of institutions supporting travel expenses will be recognized in writing. Following acceptance of the proposals, contributors are expected to confirm their participation by November 15, 2015, in order to be included in printed and electronic versions of the program.

For information on ARLAC/IMS, please visit

Program Committee: Melanie Plesch (Chair); Omar Corrado, Juan Pablo González, Malena Kuss, Ilza Nogueira, Víctor Rondón, and Juan Francisco Sans (members).

Organizing Committee: Magíster en Musicología Latinoamericana, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Juan Pablo González (Chair).

Congress site: Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Almirante Barroso 10,  Metro Los Héroes, Downtown Santiago.

Information: phones + 562 2889 7380 / 7378;  cel + 569 222 8562 jugonzal -at-

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