Women in Music in Ireland Conference


Call for Papers

Women in Music in Ireland Conference

The Music Department, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

17 April 2010

In association with *The Society for Musicology in Ireland* and *An Foras


Women’s involvement in music in Ireland has been evident since the

eighteenth century but their contribution has often been neglected or

forgotten. This Conference hopes to begin to highlight their involvement

across the centuries in all genres of music in Ireland. The Conference will

also include two concerts featuring music by female composers from the

nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. The keynote address will

be given by Dr. Ita Beausang.

Proposals for papers exploring all areas of women in music in Ireland are

welcomed and suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  - Female singers in the eighteenth century

  - Women and domestic music-making throughout the centuries

  - Female contributions to pedagogy and performance in Ireland

  - The treatment of female composers

  - Women and gender studies

  - Women and traditional music

  - Women and the Irish Harp

  - Women and the promotion of Irish music

  - Irish women working in music internationally

Proposals of 200 words are invited for presentations of 20 minutes maximum.

Submission: by email to the Conference organizer, Jennifer O’Connor,

jenny.m.oconnor@gmail.com , by the 31 October 2009.

The editorial board of the *Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

(JSMI*) has expressed an interest in the publication of papers presented at

this Conference subject to its normal peer-review process.

Abstracts should include the following information:

  - Name and Title

  - Institutional Affiliation

  - Contact details

  - Any special technical requirements (piano, OHP, PowerPoint,

  audio/visual, etc)

All queries should be emailed to jenny.m.oconnor@gmail.com

Those making successful proposals will be notified by the end of November

and the draft programme will be available from mid-December.

Information on registration and accommodation will be available on the SMI

website and the NUI Maynooth Music Department website *

http://www.music.nuim.ie* in early January 2010.