Call for Papers

[Call for Papers is now closed]

The South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) invites contributions for its 2018 congress, hosted by the Department of Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Louise Meintjes (Duke University) and Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (University of the Witwatersrand).

SASRIM encourages the submission of a wide variety of proposals, including those that explore alternative formats, disciplinary intersections, the multiple facets of music research and practice, as well as perspectives on thinking and performing the boundary between ‘music thinking’ and ‘music making’.

With the 50-year commemoration of composer Todd Matshikiza’s passing , we particularly invite submissions that reflect on Matshikiza’s life and work.

All proposals will be assessed individually, without privileging particular subjects or methodologies.

The society extends a special invitation to undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit proposals. Students whose proposals are accepted may apply to SASRIM for financial support towards travel and accommodation.

SASRIM invites proposals in a wide range of formats including:

  • papers (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes open discussion)
  • lecture-demonstrations (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes open discussion)
  • panels (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes open discussion)
  • performances and/or demonstrations (20 – 45 minutes presentation + 10 minutes open discussion)
  • workshops
  • exhibitions, film screenings and poster presentations

Proposals must include:

  • an abstract with title (300 words)
  • Biographical note (not exceeding 50 words), e-mail address and phone number of presenter(s)
  • audio-visual or display requirements
  • Any additional requirements (instruments, equipment etc.)

Proposals for panel discussions, performances, demonstrations, workshops and film screenings must include:

  • a title, description of individual contributions and overarching theme[s] (450 words)
  • Proposed length in the case of workshops, film screenings and panels
  • biographical information, institutional affiliation and contact details for all participants
  • audio-visual or display requirements
  • Any additional requirements (instruments, equipment etc).
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