RIdIM Conference 2013

Call for Papers

Association RIdIM (Repertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale), in association with Don Juan Archiv Wien, is organising the

14th International RIdIM Conference on Music Iconography

Visual intersections: negotiating Easterness and Westerness

to be held in Istanbul (Turkey), 5 – 7 June 2013.

The Conference will present recent research on topics related to musical

iconography, with particular attention to the following three themes:

  • Iconography and the study of musical instruments
  • Music iconography of the Middle East, including Byzantine and Ottoman Art and issues related to the exchange between East and West and the discourse on “Exotism” in visual sources
  • The concept of object-oriented analyses in music iconography

Offers of full-length (up to 40-minute) papers and shorter (maximum 15-minute) contributions are invited.  Papers should focus on the presentation of original research and findings, and may be on any topic relevant to the above three themes.

Presentations which incorporate live musical performance will be most welcome but should be presented as a paper-recital or paper-demonstration.

The languages of the abstracts and presentations will be English and / or French. Papers must be delivered in person at the Conference by at least one of the named authors.  There will be a fee for participation in the Conference.


The organisers request that abstracts (200 words maximum) of full-length papers and titles of short contributions should be sent by e-mail to conference@ridim.org by 30th November 2012.  Please indicate the length of presentation envisaged.  Acceptance of submissions will be notified to the author by 31st January 2013. Accepted abstracts will be placed on the RIdIM website.

Please include with the abstract

  • a brief curriculum vitae of 100 words maximum,
  • a brief statement in which you express your agreement that your presented conference paper may be published in the conference proceedings prepared by RIdIM.

These two items obviously are not included in the word count of the abstract as above.

Please notify the organisers as soon as possible (preferably by e-mail) if you expect to attend the Conference – whether or not you intend to give a paper – to help with planning, and so that you will then receive further information about the meeting.  Information about the Conference will be maintained on the website


For further information, please contact RIDIM@sas.ac.uk, indicating in the subject header: “Istanbul Conference 2013”

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