SMI Study Groups

SMI Study Groups

As part of the SMI's ongoing programme of student events, student members were invited to participate in the SMI Critical Text Study Group, first chaired by Anja Bunzel and hosted by the Royal Irish Academy of Music, on the first Wednesday of each month, from February 2017.

Our study groups aim to provide an informal environment for collaboration and discussion amongst graduate students throughout Ireland. Possible themes for discussion include, but are not limited to, music and text, music and culture, performance studies, popular music studies, and the self-image of musicology as a discipline. A list of possible texts for discussion are published before the meetings commence. Opportunities are available at these meetings to discuss research problems, themes, methodologies, or any challenges that might emerge during individual projects.

Study groups are free to attend for all members of the SMI. In order to have an idea of numbers please get in touch via Facebook (Society for Musicology in Ireland). Questions and/or suggestions of any kind are most welcome. For further details on both events please check the SMI website and/or Facebook page where updates will be posted on a regular basis.

Following the success of these gatherings, additional study groups are being planned for the academic year 2018–19.