The Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) in 2023 will take place on 8-10 June, hosted by TU Dublin Conservatoire (Grangegorman, Dublin 7). We are pleased to announce that Professor Elaine Kelly (University of Edinburgh) is the keynote speaker. The title of her paper is Musical Contact Zones of International Socialism: East Germany and the Postcolonial World.

The first day of the conference, Thursday 8 June, coincides with a symposium hosted by TU Dublin Conservatoire held in conjunction with the Irish Research Council, the Irish Traditional Music Archive and the Princess Grace Irish Library. The symposium – ‘Irish-American Music Cultures’ – will run parallel to the conference sessions, with the keynote, all papers and concerts open to SMI delegates.

Update, 17 May: The programme for both the SMI Conference and the Irish-American Music Cultures Symposium is now available here.

Update, 10 May: Registration is now open: go to this Eventbrite link. Registration rates and other costs are detailed there.

Update, 31 January: The call for papers was issued, with a deadline for proposals of 13 March 2023.

The programme committee for the conference is:

Kerry Houston (Conference Chair, TU Dublin)
Helen Lawlor (TU Dublin)
Maria McHale (TU Dublin)
Wolfgang Marx (UCD)