14th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

Conference: SMI 14th Annual Plenary Conference
Venue: St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University
Date: 10
–12 June 2016
Email: smi2016dublin@dcu.ie
CFP deadline: 5 January 2016
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14th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland
St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, 10–12 June 2016

 

Call for papers

The Fourteenth Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland / Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann will be hosted by the Music Department, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University on 10–12 June 2016.

Professor Georgina Born (University of Oxford) will deliver the keynote lecture.

Proposals from all areas of musicology and related music studies are invited for the following:

  • Individual papers
  • Poster presentations
  • Lecture recitals
  • Themed sessions
  • Roundtable sessions (up to six people, each presenting a position paper, followed by a discussion)

Individual papers and lecture recitals
Individual papers and lecture recitals will be twenty minutes in duration, to be followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals should be submitted in one file that includes: a) title of paper/lecture recital and abstract/proposal (max. 250 words); b) name, contact details and affiliation; c) a brief biography (up to 100 words); d) an indication of equipment required.

Poster presentations
The SMI 2016 conference committee encourages poster presentations, and aims to include scheduled question-answer sessions on current projects (postgraduate research, collaborative research projects, or other research projects) in its overall programme. Proposals should be submitted in one file that includes: a) title and short description of project (max. 200 words); b) an indication of who will represent the project along with a brief biography (up to 100 words).

Themed sessions and roundtable sessions
Themed sessions and roundtable sessions will be ninety minutes in duration, including time for discussion. A broad range of formats will be considered for proposals of themed sessions which may include individual papers, performance-based presentations, composition-based presentations, and sound installations or short films followed by discussion. Roundtable sessions will comprise a panel of up to six people, each presenting a position paper, followed by a discussion. Proposers for themed sessions or roundtable sessions should submit one file that includes: a) overall title and abstract/proposal (max. 400 words) followed by titles and abstracts/proposals for each proposed contributor (max. 250 words); b) name, contact details and affiliation of convenor; c) name and affiliation of all other proposed presenters; d) a brief biography (up to 100 words) for the convenor and for each of the other proposed presenters; e) an indication of equipment required.

All proposals should be submitted to the SMI 2016 Conference Committee by email as a Microsoft Word attachment to smi2016dublin@dcu.ie

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The conference committee will endeavour to notify proposal authors of its decision by end of February 2016.

Conference Committee: John O’Flynn (St Patrick’s College, DCU, Chair), Roisín Blunnie (Mater Dei Institute, DCU), Rhona Clarke (St Patrick’s College, DCU), Áine Mangaoang (St Patrick’s College, DCU), Michael Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, representing SMI), Barry O’Halpin (St Patrick’s College, DCU).

Any queries regarding the submission process should be addressed to the Conference Committee Chair, John O’Flynn at john.oflynn@dcu.ie.

A conference website will be launched in early 2016. Delegates will be informed of this when contacted by the Conference Committee at the end of February. Updates will also be posted on the website of the Society for Musicology in Ireland http://www.musicologyireland.com, and on the webpage of the Music Department, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University http://www.spd.dcu.ie/site/music/index.shtml.

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