15th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

15th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast, 16–18 June 2017

Call for papers

The 15th annual conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland/Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann will be hosted by the School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast, on 16–18 June 2017.

Professor John Butt (Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow) will deliver the keynote lecture. The conference will also include a plenary lecture-concert, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie-funded project at Queen’s, ‘Thomas Moore in Europe’.

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

  • Individual papers
  • Themed panel sessions (comprising 3 individual papers)
  • Round-table sessions (up to 6 people, each presenting a position paper, followed by a discussion)
  • Lecture recitals
  • Poster presentations

Individual papers and papers in themed panel sessions will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Round-table sessions should not exceed 90 minutes, including time for discussion. Lecture recitals should be 30 minutes in length, including time for questions and discussion. The programme committee welcomes 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.

Abstracts for all categories should not exceed 300 words. In the case of themed panel sessions, there should be abstracts for each individual paper as well as an abstract for the whole session (also 300 words). In the case of poster presentations, there should be an indication of who will represent the project at the conference. Abstracts should include:

  • Title for the paper and/or Name, contact details and affiliation of the speaker(s) (and, in the case of themed panel sessions, the panel convener)
  • Brief biography of the speaker(s) (maximum 100 words per speaker)
  • Indication of equipment that is required.

These should be sent, as a Word file, to the conference email address: smi2017qub@gmail.com.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Monday 20 February 2017.
The Programme Committee will endeavour to notify all proposers of abstracts of their decision by Monday 6 March 2017.

Programme Committee:
Aidan Thomson (Queen’s University Belfast, chair)
Conor Caldwell (Queen’s University Belfast)
Sarah McCleave (Queen’s University Belfast)
John O’Flynn (Dublin City University)

Any queries regarding the submission process should be addressed to the chair of the Programme Committee, Aidan Thomson, at a.thomson@qub.ac.uk.

A conference website will be launched early in 2017. Delegates will be informed of this when contacted by the Programme Committee in March. The launch of the website will be announced on the website of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (http://www.musicologyireland.com).