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. The keynote address will be given by Dr Ian Biddle (Newcastle University). 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.

Further updates will be posted here.

Update, 11 January 2024: The final version of the programme booklet is now available here. In an effort to be eco-friendly, there will be no paper copies of the booklet available at the event. Delegates are encouraged to view the booklet digitally or, if they prefer, to bring their own printed-out version. Registration continues at Eventbrite.

Update, 11 December 2023: The provisional programme is now available here. Registration has now opened: for full details of fees, the conference dinner, etc. and how to pay, go to Eventbrite.

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.