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5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012
full name / name of organization:
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As the concept of crisis lends itself to many definitions, this conference invites papers and presentations that explore crisis from perspectives that expand the boundaries of traditional music research. Accordingly, CISM welcomes participants from all disciplines to engage in a discussion that is not restricted to music specialists. In doing so, the Music and Crisis Conference seeks to aid the academic study of music by legitimizing its position as an important cultural practice in which all people participate.
Crisis can be broadly understood as a rupture that calls for a decisive change. As music anticipates, instigates, reflects and responds to these ruptures, we request research that explores music’s intersection with times of difficulty, insecurity or suspense. Possible approaches to conference papers and presentations may include the following:
● Music’s relationship to order, disorder and conflict, and its role in war and political upheaval.
Run by and intended for graduate students, this conference encourages submissions covering the full spectrum of methodologies, disciplinary approaches and genres of music. The conference will feature the following panel formats:
● Traditional 20 minute papers followed by 10 minutes for questions
Please send a 300-word abstract, preferred presentation format and a brief description of the
Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 2, 2011.
For more information, visit the conference website: