CFP: Gesellschaft fuer Musikforschung / Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Goettingen, Sep 2011

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May 10, 2011, 12:56:36 PM5/10/11
In 2012, the International Congress of the Gesellschaft f�r Musikforschung will take place in G�ttingen, in the 275th anniversary year of the founding of the university there. The Congress will run from 4-8 September under the general title Music | Musics. Structures and Processes

Since around the mid-twentieth century, it has become increasingly common to use the word �musics�, rather than �music�, in order to do justice to the plurality of different phenomena to be captured under that term. This Congress will provide a forum for the discussion of research into musical structures, the structures that are necessary for music to happen at all, and the impact of the one on the other. It will promote the analysis of musical processes as well as the larger-scale historical, cultural and social processes in which musical structures in turn transform and adapt, just as the environment in which these occur is also in a state of constant transformation.

Researchers are herewith invited to participate in this stimulating discussing by submitting proposals for symposia, round tables, poster sessions and individual papers.

Deadline for applications

Free symposia, round tables and poster sessions: 31.06.2011; free papers/posters: 31.12.2011.
Applicants for symposia, round tables and poster sessions will be informed of the decision by 15.11.2011, applicants for free papers/posters by 31.03.2012.

Languages of the Congress
German, English

Applications may be submitted by e-mail (PDF format only please; the file name should include the surname of the applicant and the type of application, e.g. symposium, free paper) to<> or by post to Department of Musicology Programme Committee GfM 2012, University of G�ttingen Kurze Geismarstra�e 1 D-37073 G�ttingen.


As satellite conference to the International Congress the University of G�ttingen will host the CIM12: Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology 2012 with the main theme: HISTORY
G�ttingen, Germany 4-5 September 2012 Host: Department of Musicology, Georg-August-Universit�t G�ttingen

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 30 September 2011

The Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology series exists to promote and facilitate innovative collaborations between different areas of music research, musical practice, and other academic disciplines. By insisting on a minimum two authors/disciplines per paper, and through a peer-review system for abstracts, CIM both actively promotes exchange between different methods and research epistemologies and encourages excellence in these interdisciplinary endeavours.

In 2012, CIM will tackle the subject of History. Hosted by the University of G�ttingen, whose one time music director Johann Nikolaus Forkel is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern music historiography, CIM12 aims to promote collaborations that provoke and explore new methods and methodologies for establishing, evaluating, preserving and communicating knowledge of music and musical practices of past societies and the factors implicated in both the preservation and transformation of such practices over time. The focus will be the particular potential offered by interdisciplinary contributions to extending our understanding of music of the past, of its role in other social, cultural and political processes, and of processes of transformation of musical cultures and practices.

Direct link to CIM12
CIM12 is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive research environment for all scholars.

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