Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship (Yale University)

Call for Papers: FMCS 2013, Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music

Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship
Annual Meeting
February 14-16, 2013
Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT, from February 14-16, 2013.

The keynote speaker for FMCS 2013 is Prof. Dr. Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor at Duke Divinity School, Duke University. Prof. Begbie is one of the leading authorities on the relation between music and theology and author of numerous books on this topic.

Individual papers, panels and lecture recitals on any topic pertaining to music and Christian scholarship are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

The Forum encourages submissions from current graduate students. A $250 prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at FMCS 2013. Further details will be available at this web site in early October.

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship is an association of scholars interested in exploring the intersections of Christian faith and musical scholarship. We are an ecumenical association, reflecting the world-wide diversity of Christian traditions, and seeking to learn from scholars outside those traditions. As scholars of Christian convictions, we are dedicated to excellence in all our work as musicologists, theorists and ethnomusicologists. Conference registration is open to all interested persons: undergraduate and graduate students, as well as independent and affiliated scholars. For more information about the FMCS and about previous conferences see the web page: www.fmcs.us/conferences/.

Please send a 250-word abstract for individual papers and lecture recitals, and a 500-word abstract for panels, including all names, affiliation, and contact information. Send submissions or any questions to fmcs.yale.2013@gmail.com with “FMCS 2013” in the subject line of your email. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012.

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