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Music and Crisis
Graduate Music Forum at Harvard University, Fourth Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Music Conference

A day-long graduate student conference to be held at Harvard University. 10 March 2007

Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker

Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor at Harvard University, Curator
of the Isham Memorial Library, Director of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig,
President of the Commission mixte of RISM, Board member of the Packard
Humanities Institute, winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award for his Johann
Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (2000).

The conference theme should be interpreted broadly, and proposals of an
interdisciplinary nature are especially welcome.  Potential topics might
include, but are by no means limited to, the following: music in times of
crisis, crises in music theory, polemics in music criticism, musical works
resulting from a crisis (personal or otherwise), music in times of war,
musicology in times of war, crisis in music's disciplines.

Proposals are welcome from students engaged in all areas of musical
scholarship (including musicologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists,
performers, and composers), as well as from those in anthropology,
history, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, and related fields.

Papers should last 20 minutes.  Please submit the following materials: (1)
paper title; (2) abstract of approximately 250 words; (3) institutional
affiliation and contact information; (4) audio-visual requirements.  All
abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.

Email proposals to Jonathan Kregor, kregor at, or mail
them to:

Jonathan Kregor
GMF Program Committee, Chair
Department of Music
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 15 December 2006.
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