North American British Music Studies Association

cfp: Midwest Victorian Studies Association

CFP Deadline: 31 Oct 2015

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association [MVSA] will hold its 2016 annual conference at the University of Missouri–Columbia, April 8-10. Taking as its starting point the remarkable explosion in the periodical press and the availability of cheap print in the Victorian Era, the conference aims to attract papers that reflect fresh and current thinking about the topic.

Proposals for papers of twenty minutes in length are sought from scholars working in musicology, history, art history, science, philosophy, theater, and literature. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2015. For further details, please see  http://www.midwestvictorian.org/p/conference.html

MVSA’s 2016 Jane Stedman Plenary Speaker will be Leanne Langley, Associate Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Musical Research, social and cultural historian of music, and leading authority on music journalism in nineteenth-century Britain. Her talk is entitled “Musical Times: The Achievement of the Musical Press in Nineteenth-Century England.”

The conference will also feature three seminars open to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars led by senior scholars on topics related to the conference theme. Seminar participants pre-circulate 5-to-7 page papers. This year’s topics are “Print Culture and the Mass Public,” led by Julie Codell; “Finding/Creating a Voice in the Periodical Press,” led by Leanne Langley; and “The Transatlantic Periodical Press,” led by Jennifer Phegley.  The deadline for submitting a seminar proposal is October 15, 2015.

MVSA is an interdisciplinary organization welcoming scholars from all disciplines who share an interest in nineteenth-century British history, literature, and culture.

cfp: Musicology at Kalamazoo

The program committee for Musicology at Kalamazoo (Anna Kathryn Grau, Cathy Ann Elias, Daniel DiCenso) invites abstracts for the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016. The topics include: Music  & Liturgy: In Memory of Clyde Brockett; Music Analysis; Music, Text, and Image; Musical Sources and Materiality; Music and the Medieval Soundscape.

We hope these topics can foster dialogue between musicologists and scholars in other areas, so we encourage specialists in fields other than Music to submit proposals. Please keep in mind that we intend these session titles mostly as “hooks,” rather than limitations, on which a multitude of proposals can be placed, so send us your best work.

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 September. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please send submissions to musicology.kzoo@gmail.com, and write in the subject part of the e-mail the following: KZOO 2016.

If you use US mail, send material to:

Anna Kathryn Grau

5430 S. Drexel Ave., Apt. 3N

Chicago, IL 60615

You’ll also need to complete and submit the “Participant Information Form” from the conference website, available at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF. This is very important, not only because it is your only chance to make A-V requests, but because it is required by the Medieval Institute. It is available as either a Word or PDF document.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee at musicology.kzoo -at- gmail.com.

cfp: Society for Eighteenth-Century Music

Society for Eighteenth-Century Music

Seventh Biennial Conference

Deadline: 9/15/15

25-28 February 2016

Austin, TX

For more information, see: http://www.secm.org/

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will hold its seventh biennial conference at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin, 25–28 February 2016. We invite proposals for papers and other presentations on any aspect of eighteenth-century music. Presentations may be traditional papers of 25 minutes (35-minute slot), work-in-progress presentations of 10 minutes (20-minute slot), panels (45 minutes) or lecture-recitals (up to 45 minutes). Preference will be given to those who did not present at the 2014 meeting. All presenters must be members of SECM.

Submit your proposal (250 words) as an e-mail attachment to the chair of the program committee, Dianne Lehmann Goldman [secm2016 -at- gmail.com]. The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2015. Only one submission per author will be considered. Please provide a cover sheet and proposal in separate documents. The cover sheet should contain your name, e-mail address, phone number, and proposal title. The proposal should contain only the title, abstract, and audio-visual requirements. The committee’s decision will be announced in mid-October. Several period keyboard instruments will be available. For information, please contact local arrangements chair Guido Olivieri [olivieri -at- austin.utexas.edu]. Students are encouraged to apply for the Sterling E. Murray Award for Student Travel; the application form and information may be found below. The application deadline is November 1, 2015. The SECM Student Paper Award will be given to a student member for an outstanding paper presented at the conference.