Joint SMI and ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference 2022

The next jointly held annual postgraduate conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music will take place on 14-15 January 2022, and will be hosted by Dublin City University.

The call for papers may be downloaded here. The deadline for the submission of proposals was Monday 29 November 2021. Further updates about the conference (its programme, details of registration, etc.) will be posted on this webpage in due course.

Update, 10 January: an outline of the Conference Programme is now available for download here. Those who are registered for the conference will receive the full, final version of the programme, including abstracts and other interactive elements.

Update, 14 December: Registration has opened. Go to

Update, 3 December: With the increasing uncertainty surrounding the new Covid-19 variant and the possibility of additional restrictions being implemented in the coming weeks, the SMI and ICTM-IE have taken the decision to move the conference fully online. We appreciate that this may come as a disappointment to those hoping to attend in person, but the safety of all delegates is our priority. We thank you for your understanding.

The organizing committee invited postgraduate students working in all areas of musical research to submit proposals for 20-minute papers or 30-minute lecture recitals, and welcomed poster presentations too. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, music technology, music pedagogy, popular music studies, musical practice as research, psychology of music, and music and gender. The conference will feature a keynote address from Dr Áine Mangaoang (University of Oslo) and the presentation of the biennial Alison Dunlop Graduate Prize. As with previous SMI/ICTM-IE postgraduate conferences, the programme will also include a Careers Forum and a dedicated session featuring prizewinners of the annual CHMHE competition for undergraduate dissertations.