Eighth annual conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland/Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann

Call for papers

The eighth annual conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland/Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus in Derry/Londonderry between 7 and 9 May 2010.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute research papers on any aspect of musicology, broadly defined; for complete, coherent sessions of three or four 20-minute papers; or for roundtables involving four or more participants. Particularly welcome are proposals addressing one or other of the conference themes:

Music for stage and screen (embracing music for moving image, opera, musical theatre)

Contemporary music and sound art (their interactions with each other and with the academy)

Jazz and traditional musics (new directions in scholarship).

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to c.newark@ulster.ac.uk:

· as abstracts of no more than 300 words for individual papers

· in the form of a rationale (c. 300 words) by the convenor and an individual mini-abstract (c. 150 words) for each contribution by other participants for complete sessions or roundtables.

All proposals should in addition include:

· the full name and institutional affiliation of each participant

· a full list of audiovisual and other requirements (data projector, CD/DVD player, VHS player, piano, etc.).

The deadline for receipt of proposals/abstracts is the end of January 2010.