UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
5 - 6 FEBRUARY 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Michigan Interdisciplinary Music Society will host its fourth annual Conversations in Music Scholarship conference February 5-6,2010, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The conference will feature a keynote address given by Kofi Agawu (Princeton University), as well as a graduate-student workshop directed by Ramon Satyendra (University of Michigan).
Submission Guidelines for Presentations
Proposals for papers on or combining the topics of music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and related fields are welcome. Interdisciplinary music research is particularly encouraged. Applicants need not be enrolled in graduate music programs for consideration. Presentations should last 20 minutes, followed by approximately ten minutes for questions and discussion. Complete proposal submissions should include:
1. An abstract of no more than 500 words. The abstract should not contain the author's name or affiliation. Supplementary materials, (such as musical examples, diagrams, and bibliographies) may accompany the abstract, but should not exceed two additional pages.
2. A cover letter that lists the author's name and email address, the paper title, and any equipment required for the presentation (e.g. piano or keyboard, CD player, projector, etc.).
Submissions must be made electronically, and sent by November 20th,2009. The cover letter should be included in the body of the email,and the abstract (and any supplementary materials) attached to the email in .doc or .pdf format. Before sending, please be certain that all attached files will display and print clearly, and that they are free of any indication of authorship. Send electronic submissions to: conversations2010 [at]umich.edu
Authors will be notified upon receipt of submission. Notifications of acceptances will be sent via email by December 15th, 2009, at which point selected authors will be asked to confirm acceptance and to submit a condensed abstract, suitable for publication in the program booklet, and brief biographical information for the benefit of the conference moderators. For further information, and details from last year's conference, see