1st International Research Meeting for Music and Musicology Students

Call for Papers

EINEM 1st International Research Meeting for Music and Musicology Students

College Mateus d’Aranda, University of Évora (Portugal), November 28th-30th, 2019

Deadline for submissions: June 20th, 2019

The first edition of this international meeting for young researchers in the fields of Music and Musicology is being organised by the CESEM – Delegation of the University of Évora and its target audience are Master and PhD students in the field of Music: musicologists, musicians and composers.

By setting the goal of encouraging the exchange of experience and the promotion of the results of the projects carried out, this meeting pretends to show, promote, support and disseminate research activities in the fields of Music and Musicology, allowing participants to share their methodological approaches, reflections related to their fields of study and the results of their research works.

It aims at students of Music and Musicology who are studying at research institutions or higher education institutions in Portugal or anywhere on the planet.

Being focused on areas of interest for research in Music and Musicology, all topics related to these areas are welcome. Listed below are some topic suggestions, but other topics which are not mentioned will still be considered:

  • Studies of Early Music
  • Modern Music
  • Contemporary Music
  • Studies of Ethnomusicology
  • Education and Human Development
  • Critical Theory and Communication
  • Music and Technology: interdisciplinarity at the service of music production
  • Music and Literature
  • Music in relation to the other Performing Arts
  • Music and Social Intervention
  • The interpreter as educational force
  • Sonic or musical geography
  • Music as (im)material heritage
  • Music and Spirituality
  • Music Interpretation
  • Jazz studies

Organising & scientific committees, relevant info & deadlines and further inquires, visit the meeting website HERE

II Historical Soundscapes Meeting – Évora 2019

Call for Papers

II Historical Soundscapes Meeting – Évora 2019

College Mateus d’Aranda, University of Évora (Portugal), October 16th-18th, 2019

Deadline for submissions: May 10th, 2019

The notion of soundscapes, which is being increasingly referred to in international musicological circles, makes it possible to understand musical activity that takes place in a particular area from a wide-ranging contextual perspective, unlike a view centred on a composer or restricted group of composers. It enables us to reconstruct contexts, circuits and movement, and to map out the presence of music and musician, taking music as a social, political and cultural activity and not merely artistic.

The urban level is particularly suitable for observing the social networks that form musical activity. The role that the arts perform in the building of a social identity has been studied in recent years, both in the case of music and that of the visual arts. The historiography of the urban phenomenon has reformulated the concept of city in such a manner that social and cultural practice is as important as the notion of use of space and even socioeconomic structures. An interdisciplinary character marks the urban musicology branch, and contributions from various research areas are welcome. As well as musical activities in themselves (and other sonic manifestations), what they represent and their sources are also of interest; as are performers and directors, professionals and amateurs, times and spaces or even ceremonies and spontaneous practices, because all of these elements contribute to making up a soundscape, an identity in terms of sound.

The urban aspect with respect to the musical activity of the churches, convents and other religious institutions, and in the squares and theatres, creates a particularly rich ‘soundscape’ in the case of Évora, Lisbon, Coimbra and other European musical centres such as Madrid, Seville, Paris, and even other cities such as Salvador da Bahia or Rio de Janeiro. Following on from projects of this kind undertaken in Andalusia (Seville and Granada), the project proposed in relation to Évora is centred on charting as many historical sound events as possible in the city of Évora from 1540 to 1910.

Besides works about Évora, this Meeting aims to promote and articulate works about other landscapes, spaces and cities. It intends also to promote the interdisciplinary work in articulation with important areas for the definition and thought about historical soundscapes like Architecture, Sociology, Acoustic, Visual Arts or Philosophy, among others.

Themes to be developed:

  • Survey and charting of musical soundscapes
  • Spaces
  • Events
  • Festivals
  • Instrument makers
  • Musicians
  • Patrons
  • Iconography
  • Circuits
  • Processions
  • Repertoires
  • Musical reception
  • Amateurs – music schools and philharmonic bands
  • Theatre and music
  • Artisan and trade activities related to music
  • Music and popular dance in a historical context
  • Music militarization: the “music-soldiers”, military bands and clarion call in the military barracks.
  • Choral music

Organisation & scientific committees, Relevant dates & deadlines or further inquiries, visit the meeting website HERE