Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society For Musicology in Ireland

2013 Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

The eleventh annual conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland/Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann will be hosted by the Music Department at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, between 21 and 23 June 2013. The keynote speakers will be Professor Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Professor Harry White (University College Dublin).

The conference committee invite proposals for individual papers in all areas of musicology (in its broadest sense), as well as for themed panel sessions (of three to four papers), for lecture recitals, and for roundtable sessions.

Particularly welcome are papers and panels which address one of the three conference themes which are outlined below.

Individual papers should be twenty minutes long, with a subsequent ten minutes allowed for questions.

Conference Themes

Musicology in Ireland: Reflection, Consolidation and Directions

The conference marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Society for Musicology in Ireland. Following on from the SMI Symposium Musicology in Ireland, held at UCD in April, 2012, papers and panels are particularly invited in a number of related areas:

· Reflections on recent trends, both local and global

· Musicology in Ireland: Developing and Strengthening the Discipline

· Popular Music

· Irish Traditional Music

· Music and Theology

· Musicology and Irish Studies

An Integrated Musicology: Musicology and Music Research

· Performance as Research and Composition as Research

· Music Pedagogy

· Music and Technology

· Musicology and the Digital Humanities

2013 Anniversaries: Music and the Theatre

· Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

· Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

· Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

· The Rite of Spring

Proposals can also be submitted for papers which jointly address the conference ‘Modernism, Memory and Media: Ireland 1913-1916’, which is being held by the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies. See https://www.facebook.com/events/447929725259961/ for full details of this conference.

Submission Procedure

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to:


Proposals for individual papers should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Proposals for panel sessions should include a summary (maximum 300 words) by the convenor and an individual abstract (maximum 200 words) for contributions by other participants.

All proposals should include:

the name and institutional affiliation of each speaker;
a short biography (maximum 100 words) for each speaker;
audiovisual and other requirements (data projector, CD/DVD player, overhead projector, document viewer, piano, etc.).

The submission deadline for proposals/abstracts is Friday 1 February 2013.

For further information please contact Dr Adrian Scahill, Music Department, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare at sminuim2013@gmail.com or adrian.scahill@nuim.ie.


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