Our 17th annual postgraduate students' conference will be held on 12-13 January 2024 at Maynooth University, under the joint auspices of the SMI and the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music.

Further updates will be posted here.

Update, 21 August 2023: A call for papers has been issued and may be downloaded here. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 13 October 2023.

Postgraduate students working in all areas of musical research are warmly invited to submit proposals for 20-minute papers or 30-minute lecture recitals. Poster presentations are also 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.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Juniper Hill (Institute of Music Research, University of Würzburg). The conference will also feature the presentation of the SMI's Alison Dunlop Graduate Prize, awarded biennially. As in previous years, the conference will also include a Careers Forum and a dedicated session featuring prize-winners of the annual CHMHE competition for undergraduate dissertations.