The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

Call for Papers

Proposal Deadline: January 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Conference Dates: July 23–26, 2020
Venue: Illinois State University, Normal, IL

The North American British Music Studies Association invites proposals for the Ninth Biennial NABMSA Conference hosted by Illinois State University from July 23–26, 2020. Presentations on topics related to all aspects of historical and modern British music and musical life throughout Britain, the Empire/Commonwealth, and beyond are welcome. Those that draw upon interdisciplinary or broader cultural contexts are particularly welcome. Presentations may take a variety of formats, including twenty-minute individual papers, workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, lecture-recitals, and themed panel sessions. The program committee actively seeks submissions from senior, mid-career, and early-career scholars, those serving within and outside of academia, as well as graduate students. Students selected to present papers are eligible for the Nicholas Temperley Prize and may also apply for the Byron Adams travel grant. Details are outlined below.

Proposal Submission Instructions

Individual papers: On a Word or .pdf document provide

Themed panel sessions: On a Word or .pdf document(s) provide

Workshops, Roundtable Discussions, and other Interactive Formats: On separate Word or .pdf document(s) provide

Lecture-Recitals: On separate Word or .pdf document(s) provide

Proposal Transmission

Student Considerations

It is a special honor for students to be selected to present at the NABMSA Biennial Conference and several opportunities are available to graduate students.

The deadline for all submissions is Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:59 pm, Mountain Time.

It is the policy of the Association that all presenters be members in good standing. Participants will be notified of the acceptance on or before March 1, 2020.

2020 Program Committee: K. Dawn Grapes (Colorado State University), chair; Christina Baade (McMaster University); Jennifer Oates (Queens College, CUNY); Joseph M. Ortiz (University of Texas at El Paso)