Friday, April 19, 2013

Fwd: FW: Reminder: SysMus13, September 12-14, Genoa, Italy

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until April 26, 2013.

SysMus13 – Call for Papers
Sixth International Conference of Students of Systematic

CasaPaganini-InfoMus Research Center
(DIBRIS-University of Genoa, Italy) is pleased to host the Sixth International Conference
of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus13), this coming September 12th-14th,
2013. Organized by graduate students, the SysMus conference series allows
young researchers in the field of systematic musicology at the master's and
doctoral levels to present their work in the form of papers, poster sessions
and online publications. SysMus13 also provides participants with the
opportunity to enjoy two keynotes given by internationally renowned specialists,
Professors Peter Keller (University of Western Sydney) and Frank Pollick (University
of Glasgow), and to meet colleagues from around the world.

research involving meaning, description, and technological mediation of music
can be related to musicology. However, the complexity of musical engagement in
socio-cultural contexts engenders different networks of research and knowledge,
with distinct interdisciplinary configurations, methods and specializations.
Systematic musicology specifically deploys this methodological diversity so as
to approach each musicological question with a specific configuration of
methods. In doing so, systematic musicology often bridges methodological
foundations of sciences with critical analysis from the humanities. It promotes
the study of aesthetics, semiotics, and cultural studies by incorporating
empirical and data-oriented methods into the methodological framework. It
relies on paradigms from different disciplines as diverse as the philosophy of
aesthetics, theoretical sociology, semiotics, and music criticism, combined
with strategies derived from empirical psychology, acoustics, physiology,
neurosciences, cognitive sciences, computing, and others. Please
visit the website of the SysMus conference series for more information on the
scope, methods and aims of systematic musicology:

Graduate students are encouraged to submit an
abstract (max. 500 words) for either a spoken paper or a poster presentation by
April 26, 2013. Papers should be
twenty minutes in length followed by a question period of ten minutes. Poster
presentations will offer the possibility to discuss one's research in greater
depth. The SysMus13 conference language is English.

Abstracts will be evaluated by an
international review committee consisting of doctoral and post-doctoral
students representing an array of subfields of systematic musicology. The
committee will announce its decisions based on double-blind peer review by June 15, 2013. Further information about the abstract submission
process and SysMus13 is available online at the conference website:

Please distribute this call for papers as
widely as possible. We hope to welcome you in Genoa!

Donald Glowinski, Chair