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Call for Papers

Please note that the CFP has now closed. Many thanks to everybody who submitted a proposal. The Programme Committee will contact all applicants with their decision by mid-December.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

We invite contributions on any aspect of women and/in musical leadership. Particular topics which papers might cover include, but are not restricted to:

  • women conductors and/or impresarios (contemporary or historical);
  • all-woman orchestras or choirs;
  • all-woman entertainment orchestras/jazz bands/swing bands/dance bands;
  • women leading music for worship (embracing all sacred or spiritual practices);
  • women leading amateur musical ensembles;
  • women leading ensembles and other practical music-making activities within music educational settings;
  • women leading improvisation/soundpainting.

Contributions are invited from both scholars and practitioners.

Proposals are invited in the following formats:

  • individual/co-authored papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion);
  • themed sessions (of three or four papers, 20 minutes each with 10 minutes each for discussion);
  • practice-based sessions (40 minutes with 20 minutes for discussion);
  • poster presentations;
  • pecha kucha.

We particularly invite contributions from Early Career Researchers, who might particularly like to consider poster presentations or pecha kucha.

Proposals for individual/co-authored papers, practice-based sessions, poster presentations, and pecha kucha should be a maximum of 250 words long. Proposals for themed sessions should be accompanied by a 250-word overview of the session, along with 250-word proposals for each individual paper.

Please send proposals as an anonymous Word document to laura.hamer@open.ac.uk by 30 November 2018. Please ensure that you name and institutional affiliation (where appropriate) are included in the body of your email, rather than the proposal itself.