Joint SMI and ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference 2023

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 Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2023, and will be hosted by University College Dublin. This will be the first campus-based SMI and ICTM-IE postgraduate conference since January 2020, and we look forward to welcoming delegates to UCD. The two societies are renowned for their collegiality and participants are asked to attend in-person to take advantage of all that the conference has to offer.

Postgraduate students working in all areas of music research are warmly invited to participate. Proposals for 20-minute papers, 30-minute lecture recitals and poster presentations are all welcome. 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. Master’s students are encouraged to submit proposals for 10-minute papers.

The presentation of the biennial Harry White Doctoral Prize, inaugurated in 2020, will take place during the event and, as with previous SMI and ICTM-IE postgraduate conferences, the programme will include a Careers Forum and a dedicated session featuring prize-winners of the annual CHMHE competition for undergraduate dissertations. The keynote speaker for the 2023 conference shall be announced shortly.

The call for papers may be downloaded here. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Monday 14 November 2022. Further updates about the conference (its programme, details of registration, etc.) will be posted on this webpage in due course.