KVNM-RMA Postgraduate Symposium

KVNM-RMA International Postgraduate Symposium in Music Research, 3-4 July 2021, online

No registration fee

Postgraduate research is a vital part of the musicological discipline and holds the potential to change engagements with music in new and important ways. With the recent broadening of music research, both within a range of university disciplines, as well as in conservatories and beyond, early career researchers have been engaging with a wider variety of approaches to and perspectives on the subject than before. Additionally, interdisciplinary approaches increasingly centralise music as a research topic.

The two oldest musicological organisations in the world, the UK’s Royal Musical Association (RMA) and the Netherlands’ Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM), will bring together postgraduate researchers from the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, with the aim of stimulating and developing national and international collaborations across the field. The two-day symposium will feature paper presentations showcasing current research related to music in the broadest sense.

We accept abstracts from Master and doctoral students currently enrolled at institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, or Belgium. Abstracts from recently graduated postgraduate students will also be considered, if their paper relates to their Masters or PhD project. We encourage proposals from any discipline in which music-related research is carried out, including but not limited to all disciplines within musicology, music theory and analysis, performance studies, composition, music psychology, organology, music education, media studies and any other field that engages with music research. The formats accepted are 10- and 20-minute papers. The symposium will be held in English.

The committee considers selecting papers for publication in proceedings afterwards. Please indicate in your abstract whether you would be interested in publishing your paper in the proceedings.

Abstracts of up to 250 words, along with AV, institution (optional), paper length, and a biography of up to 100 words should be sent to kvnmrmapostgraduatesymposium@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is at 11:59 PM (GMT +1) on May 7, 2021.

Organising committee:

  • Nuria Bonet
  • Wouter Capitain
  • David Dewar
  • Veerle Driessen
  • Sio Pan Leong
  • Madison Miller
  • Sydney Schelvis

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