SMI Call for Papers

Proposals are invited for papers for the Society for Musicology in Ireland conference in May.

The eighth annual conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland/Aontas Ceoleolaíochta na hÉireann will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster's Magee Campus in Derry between 7 and 9 May 2010.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute research papers on any aspect of musicology, broadly defined; for complete, coherent sessions of three or four 20-minute papers; or for roundtables involving four or more participants.

Particularly welcome are proposals addressing one or other of the conference themes:

  • Music for stage and screen (embracing music for moving image, opera, musical theatre)
  • Contemporary music and sound art (their interactions with each other and with the academy)
  • Jazz and traditional musics (new directions in scholarship).

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to

  • as abstracts of no more than 300 words for individual papers
  • in the form of a rationale (c. 300 words) by the convenor and an individual mini-abstract (c. 150 words) for each contribution by other participants for complete sessions or roundtables.

All proposals should in addition include:

  • the full name and institutional affiliation of each participant
  • a full list of audiovisual and other requirements (data projector, CD/DVD player, VHS player, piano, etc.).

The deadline for receipt of proposals/abstracts is the end of January 2010.

Further information: Dr Cormac Newark, Lecturer in Music, University of Ulster Magee Campus, Derry BT48 7JL. Tel +44-(0)28 7137 5139 or email