Plenary conference, 27-30 May 2021

The next Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) will be held jointly with the Irish Chapter of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM Ireland) on 27–30 May 2021, hosted by the Department of Music, Trinity College Dublin. We warmly invite papers from scholars in all areas of music, including composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance and sonic arts. This year’s conference will be held online: we encourage the participation not only of members of the SMI and ICTM Ireland but also of our international colleagues around the world.

A call for papers has been issued (updated 28 January 2021): download here. The deadline for proposals to be submitted, by email to smiconference2021@gmail.com, is 8 February 2021.

Further updates about the conference will be posted on this page in due course.

At the conference, the IRC-SMI Harrison Medal for 2021 will be awarded to Professor Michael Beckerman (Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, Collegiate Professor of Music, New York University), who will deliver the IRC-Harrison Lecture. ICTM-Ireland’s inaugural Oirdhearchas Award will be presented to Professor Thérèse Smith (University College Dublin), who will give a plenary lecture. A joint SMI-ICTM Plenary Lecture will be given by Professor Harry White (University College Dublin), inaugural President of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (2003-2006).