Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2018
E-mail queries and proposals to: mailto:soundscape2019 -at-
Acceptances announced by 30 November 2018.
Dates: 6-8 June 2019
Venue: Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome

Programme Committee: S. Bellavia/S. Caputo/A. Chegai/Fr. Piperno/A.
Rostagno/E. Senici

The Department of Italian Literature, Classics, Music and Performance
Studies at Sapienza University of Rome will host the international
conference Rethinking the Soundscape: Musical Events and the Soundscape of
Italian Cities, XVI-XIX century in June 2019, aiming to open new
perspectives on Italian urban soundscapes through study of the complex
relationships between sound and space in the urban context, where different
social bodies and centres of power interacted. In Italian cities sounds
helped people to locate themselves in time and space, to construct their
identities and to structure their interactions. Changes in sounds reflected
changes in society and politics and, in general in attitudes toward time
and space.

We invite submissions for 20-minute papers drawing on different
methodologies, disciplines and perspectives. We encourage proposals related
to the following issues:

–definitions of urban soundscape, its spatial and temporal limitations;
–sources for the study of urban soundscapes;
–voice as a feature of urban soundscapes;
–urban soundscape as an approach to interpreting musical texts;
–music and theatre in the construction of urban places and identities.

Proposals of no more than 300 words may be in English or Italian, submitted
as a Word file, and should include all the information that will allow the
evaluation of the quality and originality of the paper and its potential as
an oral presentation.

Sapienza University of Rome will provide accommodation to all participants.
Travel costs are not covered. Junior scholars born in or after 1984 may
apply for travel grants to help meet the costs of traveling to Rome.


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