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.
- Accepting applications with abstracts – until 31th of May 2016.
- Information about accepted papers – by 30 June 2016.
- Conference dates: 7-9 November 2016.
You can find an application form here.
For any further information please feel free to contact: Agnieszka Lakner; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Department of Musicology
Address: Westerplatte Street 10; 31-033 Kraków, Poland