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2004 Symposium of the International Musicological Society
Melbourne, Australia, July 2004

2004 Symposium of the International Musicological Society,
Melbourne, Australia, July 2004

You are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers or sessions at the 2004
Symposium of the International Musicological Society, to be held in Melbourne,
Australia, from 12-17 July, 2004. This event will be co-hosted by the
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), the International Society for
the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), and the Musicological Society of Australia
(MSA). The 2004 national conference of MSA coincides with SIMS2004.

Symposium Themes

Paper and session proposals may be submitted now.
Submission deadline: 1 May, 2003
Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent out by 31 July, 2003.

This six-day Symposium will offer you a unique and special conference experience.
SIMS2004 will be held near the beautiful pedestrian, entertainment and restaurant
environment of Southbank on the river Yarra, in the central business district.
Concerts, theatre and a wealth of other entertainment are to be found in the
Victorian Arts Centre nearby.

SIMS 2004 will bring together musicologists, ethnomusicologists, popular and
traditional music specialists, academics in interdisciplinary fields, professional
musicians, students, teachers and others to present their research and interact
with each other at sessions, receptions, musical events and the like.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for papers on any
aspect of music as it relates to the conference themes listed below. The Committee
wishes especially to invite scholars to submit proposals for sessions of papers on
their current research topics in order to promote discussion between groups of
presenters on topics of current importance and interest. The Committee
particularly invites contributions from Indigenous Australians, younger scholars,
and scholars outside Western Europe, North America and Australasia.