Plenary conference, 8-10 June 2023

The Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) in 2023 will take place on 8-10 June, hosted by TU Dublin Conservatoire (Grangegorman, Dublin 7). We warmly invite papers from scholars in all areas of music studies, including historical musicology, source studies, composition, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, performance, popular music studies, music education and sonic arts.

A keynote speaker will be announced shortly, and further updates about the conference, and registration, will be posted here when available.

Update, 31 January: The call for papers has been released, as follows:

Proposals for contributions are invited in three formats: (a) Individual papers (20 minutes); (b) Themed panel sessions (comprising three 20-minute papers); (c) 30-minute lecture-recitals.

Proposals should be sent to by 13 March 2023.

For individual papers and lecture recitals, please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words in a Word-compatible format. In the case of themed panel sessions, please submit an abstract giving an overview of the whole session plus an abstract for each paper. Abstracts should also include:

  • A title for the paper and/or session;
  • Name;
  • Institutional affiliation (if relevant);
  • Short biography of not more than 100 words;
  • Indication of equipment required.

The programme committee for the conference is:
Kerry Houston (Conference Chair, TU Dublin)
Helen Lawlor (TU Dublin)
Maria McHale (TU Dublin)
Wolfgang Marx (UCD)