Call for Papers: The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, April 16–19, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University

The Society for Seventeenth Century Music invites proposals for its annual meeting, April 16-19, 2020 in Cleveland Ohio, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music are welcome. Topics engaging exploration, discovery, and interaction with other cultures are especially welcome, given the early history of French exploration and Native-American presence in Ohio. Presentations may take a variety of formats: individual papers (20 minutes), lecture-recitals (45 minutes), workshops, round-table discussions, and panel sessions.

Anyone may submit a proposal, but all presenters will need to be members in good standing of the Society. A presenter cannot give an individual paper at two consecutive meetings, nor make more than one presentation at a single meeting. For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly represent the title, subject and argument, and indicate the significance of the findings. Please specify audio-visual needs. Proposals for presentations in other formats should be of similar length; they should clearly justify the intended format and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered. Proposals for lecture-recitals must also include short biographies as well as recordings (.mp3 format or links to a website) of the proposed performer(s) playing the exact or similar repertory.

All proposals, formatted as PDF files, should be sent by email attachment to the Program Committee at aosmith -at- with the header “Name_SSCM Proposal.” Two versions of the proposal PDF should be attached, one with only the title and abstract, and another with the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and institutional affiliation or city. This information should also be pasted into the body of the email in case of transmission problems. The deadline for submission of all proposals (and supporting materials, if needed) is midnight (EST) October 1, 2019.

The Irene Alm Memorial Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student. Students should identify themselves as such on the non-anonymous PDF copy of the abstract.

Program Committee: Ayana Smith (chair), Don Fader, Stacey Jocoy, and David Schulenberg.

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