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CFP: Ethics, Inequality and Collaboration in Global Music History

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      Frederic Kiernan

      Dear MSA Forum members,

      On behalf of David Irving, chair of the IMS Study Group “Global History of Music,” we would like to bring to your attention the following call for papers: Ethics, Inequality and Collaboration in Global Music History

      How might the new field of global music history position itself in relation to current thinking about decoloniality and diversity? Can the practice of global music history avoid replicating the epistemic and political injustices of earlier colonialist and orientalist projects of knowledge extraction? Is ethical collaboration between researchers in the Global South and North possible in the face of large-scale structural inequalities? The IMS Study Group “Global History of Music” seeks proposals for presentations that address these or similar questions, to be discussed within the framework of the study group session at IMS2022.

      Study group members are invited to propose short individual presentations of 10 minutes, or 60-minute roundtables with up to four speakers. (The proposer must be a current study group member; other participants do not need to be members but are nevertheless warmly invited to join.) Presentations do not need to be formal scholarly papers, but may be personal reflections, examples of good practice, or critical perspectives on current disciplinary debates. Proposals from or involving speakers who have not previously participated in IMS events are particularly welcome, and there will be the option for online or hybrid presentations.

      Proposals for individual presentations should be no more than 150 words, and those for roundtables no more than 300 words. (Please note that this call for papers is independent from the general call for papers for IMS2022 and a submission to this session does not affect eligibility for other proposals at the congress.) Please send your texts accompanied by a short biography of no more than 100 words for each speaker to globalhistory@musicology.org by August 15, 2021.

      All best

      Fred K.

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