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Call for Papers:

Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen), 15–17 September 2023

The conference "Music and Climate Change" seeks to discuss climate phenomena and the current climate crisis from a musicological perspective.

We are interested in contributions in the following or related thematic areas:
• Arts, artistic practice and artists in the context of climate change (or sustainability, ecological justice)
• Methodological issues in the study of music and crisis (or climate change)
• Social, political, psychological functions of music in times of crisis
• Artistic engagement with climate change in the context of a musical history of crisis
• Activism and political action in music and musicology
• Border areas of music and ecology, etc.

We welcome proposals for presentations (20 minutes) in the form of an abstract (max. 2,000 characters) and a short CV (max. 500 characters). The languages of the conference are German and English, and a publication of the contributions is planned.

Please send materials to luis.cuypers -at- in German or English no later than February 28, 2023. Notice of selection of presentations will be sent at the end of March 2023.
There is a limited budget to fund travel and hotel expenses, primarily for student presenters.

For questions, please contact the organizers: Dr. Sara Beimdieke (University of Siegen) at beimdieke -at-
Prof. (deputy) Dr. Julian Caskel (Folkwang University of the Arts) at julian.caskel -at- 

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