Wednesday, 29 July 2009

CFP: Methods of Musicological Research (Utrecht)

14 NOVEMBER 2009

Music comes in many different forms. Music can be a sonic phenomenon, a visual object, but also a cultural practice. In each of these guises music can act as a valid research object in musicology, but they all require different approaches. Moreover, in recent years, under the influence of the so-called New Musicology and of developments in cognitive and computational music research, the diversity of musicological methods has increased tremendously. How can researchers best select those methods that are appropriate to answer particular musical research questions?

For the Open Forum Day on 14 November 2009, the Royal Society for Music History of
The Netherlands invites papers that address this particular issue. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to: performance studies, the score as object of research, the study of sounding music, research in improvisation, music as cultural practice, new historiography, musicology and new media.

Conference languages: English and Dutch.

Please send your abstract (up to 200 words) to Vincent Meelberg (v.meelberg at]
Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009.

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