Joint Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) and the Haydn Society of North America (HSNA)

Call for Papers: Joint Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) and the Haydn Society of North America (HSNA), 13-15 April 2012

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music and the Haydn Society of North America will hold a joint conference 13-15 April 2012 at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. We seek to incorporate a wide variety of presentation types, including papers, lecture recitals, panels with several short papers and a respondent, and reports on ongoing projects. Proposals for papers or other activities on any topic relating to music of the eighteenth century are welcome, and we hope to have at least two sessions devoted to Joseph Haydn. The SECM Student Paper Award will be given to a student member for the outstanding student paper at the conference. Student members of the society who have not received their doctorate before the date of the conference are eligible for the award.

The conference will include a special “dissertations in progress” session for students working on dissertations on eighteenth-century topics who would like to receive feedback from members of their society. Students wishing to participate in this portion of the conference should submit the following items:

• a 250 word dissertation abstract that clarifies the thesis, nature of source material, format, methodology and scope of the project. The abstract must also include a specific statement of one particular aspect/problem/challenge the author is currently confronting as a focus for feedback.

• a table of contents

Abstracts of 250 words for all proposals must be submitted by 1 November 2011 to James MacKay, Program Committee Chair, by email at: jsmackay@loyno.edu. Only one submission per author will be considered. Please provide a cover sheet and proposal in separate documents, in MS Word format. The cover sheet should include your name, address, email address, phone number, and proposal title. The proposal should include only the title, abstract, and audio-visual needs. While membership is SECM or HSNA is not necessary for an initial proposal submission, membership in at least one of the societies is expected of those who present at the conference.

Additional information on the conference will be available soon at: www.secm.org and haydnsocietyofnorthamerica.org.

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