mercredi 23 septembre 2009


2010 SSCM Conference in Houston : Call for Papers

The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Eighteenth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday March 4-7, 2010, in Houston, Texas, hosted by the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers 20 minutes in length, lecture-recitals (45 minutes), workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, and panel sessions. The Irene Alm Memorial Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student.

For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly represent the title, subject and argument, and should indicate the significance of the findings. Proposals for presentations in other formats should be of a similar length; they should clearly state and justify the intended format, and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered. Those for lecture-recitals must include recordings of the proposed performer(s) playing examples of the same repertory if not the exact proposed work(s).

It is the policy of the Society that all presenters be members in good standing. A presenter cannot give an individual paper at two consecutive meetings, nor make more than one presentation at a single meeting.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail (deadline: midnight, 1 October 2009) to the Chair of the Program Committee Mauro Calcagno with the header “SSCM Proposal.” The e-mail should carry two attachments in Microsoft Word. The first (labeled “anonymous submission”) should include only title and abstract; the second (labeled with name and short title) should contain name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation or city, along with contact information. The latter should also be pasted into the body of the e-mail in case of transmission problems. Students should identify themselves as such on the non-anonymous copy of the abstract, and those proposing lecture-recitals should attach short biographies. Please include audio-visual needs. Audio or video recordings supporting proposals for lecture-recitals are required; we regret that they cannot be returned.

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