Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Call for papers: Irish Music, Irish Studies, Politics

Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Songs Of Experience: Music and Irish Political Traditions

Final Call for Papers

A one-day interdisciplinary conference will be held in Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland on Saturday the 4th December, 2004. Politics has provided rich subject material for musicians throughout Irish history, and music has been a valuable tool for different communities in supporting competing traditions, and as a display of cultural and local identities. This conference hopes to provide a forum for open debate concerning the role of music and political experience in Ireland. Papers should focus on the role of music and musical institutions in Irish political life. A wide variety of topics will be considered. However, the focus of all papers should be on the interplay between music, political life, and tradition. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, for a 20 minute presentation. Abstracts should be emailed to the following addresses. The final date for submission of abstracts is the 15th October, 2004. or