The Society for Seventeenth Century Music invites proposals for its annual meeting, April 15-18, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon, hosted by the University of Oregon. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome. Especially appreciated would be topics engaging the rich diversity of the long seventeenth century; its complex history of exploration, colonialism, and enslavement; and/or its lesser-heard voices, which might include the native peoples of the Willamette Valley, the Kalapuya. 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 stacey.jocoy -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 (EDT) October 1, 2020.

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: Stacey Jocoy (chair), Ireri Chávez-Bárcenas, Erika Honisch, and Rose Pruiksma

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