Call for Papers – 2nd Women and Music in Ireland Conference

The Royal Irish Academy of Music, 14 and 15 September 2012 in association with The Royal Irish Academy of Music, NUI Maynooth, and the Society for Musicology in Ireland

Following on from the 2010 conference on Women and Music in Ireland, this conference hopes to further develop research into the roles of women in all musical genres in Ireland. The conference aims to bring academics, performers and music enthusiasts together to examine the role of women and music in Ireland, their relationship with music and their collaborations with their peers. The conference will also include a session of shorter papers from undergraduate students and those beginning postgraduate studies.

Proposals for papers exploring all areas of women and music in Ireland are welcomed. Proposals for themed sessions, lecture recitals and round-table discussions are also encouraged.

Some of the suggested themes of the conference are:

  • The female musician in traditional Irish music
  • The developing role of female composers
  • Gender studies and Irish music
  • Representations of gender and the development of popular music in Ireland
  • A Woman’s Heart: Evaluations of its contribution to Irish Music on the 20th anniversary of its release
  • Female philanthropy and music development in Ireland

Proposals of c250 words are invited for presentations of 20 minutes.
Abstracts should include the following information:

  • Name and Title
  • Institution or Organisation Affiliation
  • Contact details
  • Any special technical requirements (piano, OHP, PowerPoint, audio/visual, etc)

We also invite proposals for 10 minute papers from undergraduate students and first year postgraduate students. There will be a prize of €200 for the best paper within this session.

The selection committee will include representatives from NUI Maynooth and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Participants will be notified of their inclusion in the programme by the end of April 2012 and the conference programme and registration information will be available in May 2012.

Submission: by email to the conference organizer, Dr Jennifer O’Connor, at by Monday, 16 April 2012.

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