North American British Music Studies Association

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: Facing the Music of Medieval England. Study Day: University of Huddersfield. Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 2015

CFP: Facing the Music of Medieval England. Study Day: University of Huddersfield. Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 2015

Recent work on medieval England and its music has focused on a wide range of issues, from editing fragmentary sources, to the consideration of historiographical questions. The publication of facsimiles and editions of medieval English music has made this repertoire significantly more readily available than a decade ago, yet discussions of the music of the period (its language, form, genres, style, textuo-musical relationships, and broader questions of meaning) remain underexplored. Facing the Music of Medieval England invites participants to engage with the musical repertoire as composed, cultivated and disseminated in England before c.1500. A keynote lecture, by Dr Margaret Bent, will be complemented by paper sessions that focus on thirteenth-, fourteenth- and fifteenth-century music from a variety of analytical standpoints. A session focused on reconstructing medieval English music will also allow discussion of the notion of musical text, notations, source transmission and style. The close focus on musical texts, editions, and issues such as reconstruction will benefit from the provision of interactive materials available to participants on iPads, to be provided to participants for use in sessions, fully networked and pre-loaded with relevant musical software, web resources and conference materials. A publication opportunity is available for selected contributions, which will form a special issue of the journal Early Music, subject to the standard peer review process. The organisers wish to extend a particular invitation to current research students, early career scholars, and independent scholars. The registration fee will be kept to a minimum to encourage wide participation from all sectors of the scholarly community, and is expected to be no more than £15.

Titles and abstracts for 20-minute papers to l.m.colton@hud.ac.uk by 10 January 2015.

Conference organisers: Dr Lisa Colton & Dr James Cook