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SMI Postgraduate Students' Conference
University College Dublin
19 January 2008

Call for Papers

The first annual Postgraduate Students' Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland will be held at University College Dublin on Saturday, 19th January 2008. The conference will be hosted by the School of Music, University College Dublin, with an opening address given by the inaugural President of the SMI, Professor Harry White and with Dr Wolfgang Marx closing proceedings. A key-note address will be delivered by the President of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and Hamilton Harty Professor of Music at Queen's University, Belfast, Professor Jan Smaczny.

The conference is open to all postgraduate students of music studying in Ireland or abroad and aims to offer such students the opportunity to present their research in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. In this sense, the conference acts as a staging post on the way to offering papers for the SMI plenary conference.

The programme committee invites proposals for individual papers relating to any area of musicological research. Suggestions for themed sessions are also welcomed. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 300 words, outlining the paper's main objectives and research findings. Proposals for themed sessions should include a short abstract of approximately 150 words demonstrating the rationale for the session, as well as an abstract for each paper conforming to the above guidelines. All papers will be limited to 20 minutes' duration, with time given over to questions from the floor afterwards.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail attachment to the SMI student representative, Anne Hyland (ainehyland@gmail.com). The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday, 2nd of November 2007. We shall endeavour to give notification of a decision on submissions by 7th of December and the full conference programme will be announced shortly thereafter.

Any queries regarding the conference should be submitted to Anne Hyland at the address stated above.


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