International Conference of Young Musicologists. Young Musicology Today: tendencies, challenges and perspectives

The aim of the conference is to integrate the musicological community through the creation of an international forum for exchanging ideas and research experiences. We encourage young musicologists to present results from ongoing studies and to engage in discussion on the future of musicology, its role and place in the contemporary culture. Currently, musicology, which is not only the study of music, is starting to perform social functions, becoming not only a field of scientific inquiry but one of use to society. During the conference, we would like to consider new avenues of research, new methodologies of musicologists’ work, and the challenges and career prospects faced by musicologists entering the labour market. It will also be an opportunity to consider the subject areas of interest to young musicology.

Subject areas for consideration include

  • New research perspectives in musicology
  • Music versus other arts
  • Music in the public space (sonosphere research)
  • Music in society (music and ideologies)
  • Music and the sacred
  • Music and science (e.g. psychology of music)
  • Challenges of modern ethnomusicology
  • The state and the form of contemporary music criticism
  • Source studies and music editing
  • Music librarianship – issues and challenges
  • Performance practice
  • Theory of music
  • Music and pop culture
  • Opera nowadays

The conference will incorporate both traditional lectures and panel discussions, during which groups of researchers conducting a joint project or studying similar subjects will be able to present the results of their studies or discuss a specific subject. We encourage the participants to organise their own panel sessions during the conference (due to time constraints, we suggest no more than four papers during one session; please indicate the person leading the session during registration).

In addition, the conference programme includes:

  • “A musicologist on the labour market” panel

This will be an opportunity for an in-depth discussion of the current employment situation of musicology graduates in Poland and abroad, and for the presentation of experiences in this area. We encourage participation in this panel session by musicologists – musical life animators, employees of media and cultural and educational associations and institutions etc.

  • Masters’ lectures (plenary speakers)
  • The conference programme includes additional events, such as concerts, sightseeing in Krakow, and exhibitions.

A publication of the collected papers presented at the conference is also planned.

Conference language: English.

Schedule

  • Accepting applications with abstracts – until 31th of May 2016.
  • Information about accepted papers – by 30 June 2016.
  • Conference dates: 7-9 November 2016.

Applications should be made by sending the application form via email to: agnieszka.lakner@doctoral.uj.edu.pl  and musicologytoday@gmail.com

You can find an application form here.

For any further information please feel free to contact: Agnieszka Lakner; agnieszka.lakner@doctoral.uj.edu.pl

Conference fee

Conference fee: 200,00 PLN / 50 €

The fee includes:

Admission to the conference, conference program, publication of the paper in the conference proceedings, lunches and coffee breaks during sessions and conference attractions such as sightseeing and concerts. Registration fee does not include accommodation and transportation. If you wish, Organizers will help you to book an accommodation.

Organizer

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Department of Musicology

Address: Westerplatte Street 10; 31-033 Kraków, Poland

http://www.muzykologia.uj.edu.pl

 

 

Musical Dialogues: 38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia

Call for Papers

Musical Dialogues: 38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia

Deadline: 1 April 2015

Conference Dates: 1-4 October 2015

Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia

Website: http://music.sydney.edu.au/research/research-activities/musicological-society-australia-msa-conference-2015/

 

In 2015, the year of its centenary, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is delighted to host the annual conference of the Musicological Society of Australia. The conference invites participants to consider how the idea of ‘dialogue’ is relevant to their musical research interests. Whether conceived of in terms of the relationship between a creator and her audience, between a work and its historical antecedents, between different music cultures, or between performance and research, the notion that art involves dialogue of some kind is commonplace. Indeed, in the globalised world in which we live, dialogue between different musical traditions, different traditions of thought and different methodological approaches actively works to reshape the ways in which we both create and understand music and has given rise to recent calls for relational musicology.

 

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce that two of the plenary speakers are already confirmed. They are Gary Tomlinson (John Hay Whitney Professor of Music & the Humanities, Yale University), and Neal Peres Da Costa (Associate Professor, Historical Performance, Sydney Conservatorium of Music).

 

Conference Theme

The theme “Musical Dialogues” seeks to engage with and showcase a wide breadth of scholarly expertise. This might involve a consideration of the way dialogue takes place in musical collaborations, performer-composer interactions, or the critical and hermeneutic discourse that has sprung up around many types of music. Participants might also consider exploring dialogues across history (not forgetting that the present changes the past as much as the past influences the present) or how a composer, work, or practice can be understood as a response to past phenomena, be they musical, cultural or social. Other types of dialogue for consideration might be those that take place between different traditions that co-exist within the same geographical space: settler societies such as Australia have a rich heritage of such cross-cultural interactions.

 

We particularly welcome papers addressing the following topics, though these are only suggestions and should not constrain authors.

  • Australian music: intercultural and intra-cultural exchanges
  • Performance as dialogue (with the composer/work/audience)
  • Temporal intersections: music of the past in the present; new musics in the context of their pasts
  • Global musical dialogues
  • Musical institutions as they engage with their social contexts
  • Discourses in music theory and historiography
  • Popular music as social discourse
  • Jazz scenes, communities and practices
  • Sound and image: dialogues between music and the visual – iconography, film, gaming

Free papers are also welcome.

 

Guidelines for Applicants

Scholars are invited to submit 250-word abstracts for individual presentations related to the conference sub-topics listed above or in the category of “free paper” to the following email address kathleen.nelson@sydney.edu.au. All submissions must be received by 1 April 2015 and will be acknowledged with a receipt to sender. The conference format will provide each successful applicant with 20-minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by 29 April 2015.

 

The planning committee will also accept proposals for panel sessions related to the conference theme. Proposals for panel sessions should be 250-words in length, include a full list of panel members and be submitted as per the guidelines outlined above.

 

Special Events

A variety of performances will be held during the conference. A highlight will be a new Noh (shinsaku Nô) play in English by Allan Marett to be presented by members of The Oppenheimer Noh Project during the conference. Entitled “Oppenheimer,” the play focuses on the development and use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Conference registrants will be offered tickets to this event at a specially discounted price.

 

Planning Committee

Linda Barwick, Christopher Coady, David Larkin, Alan Maddox and Kathleen Nelson

 

For further information please contact Christopher Coady (christopher.coady@sydney.edu.au) or Kathleen Nelson (kathleen.nelson@sydney.edu.au).