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Musicology at Kalamazoo 2018

The program committee for Musicology at Kalamazoo (Anna Kathryn Grau, Cathy Ann Elias, Daniel DiCenso) invites abstracts for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-132018. The topics approved by the Congress include:
    • Readers, Singers, and Hearers of the Word: Music of the Medieval Mass
    • Sounding Exempla: The Curious World of Musical Examples
    • Music, Space, and Place
    • De Musica Vulgari Eloquentia: Music and Vernaculars 
    • Music Facsimiles and Editions, Digital and Analogue (A Roundtable)
    We hope these topics can foster dialogue between musicologists and scholars in other areas, so we encourage specialists in fields other than Music to submit proposals. Please keep in mind that we intend these session titles mostly as "hooks," rather than limitations, on which a multitude of proposals can be placed, so send us your best work. Proposals for papers (usually 20 mins) should include an abstract of around 300 words; please do not include your name in the file containing the abstract.

    We hope that the inclusion of a roundtable this year will be fruitful: anyone who has recently engaged in questions about edition-making, either because you have edited your own edition or because your scholarly or teaching work engages with issues of edition-making is encouraged to indicate interest in participating in the roundtable by sending a brief description (200 words) of the contribution you could make to the panel to the the program committee. Participation in the roundtable does not preclude submission of an abstract for an individual paper. Some of the questions submissions might address include:

    —how can editors take advantage of online formats for editions?
    —what is the role of print editions in the era of online editions and IMSLP?
    —are printed facsimile editions still relevant in the age of digitized manuscripts?
    —has the goal of edition-making changed in the age of digitized manuscripts?
    —other issues regarding the present and future of edition-making

    Proposals for either or both session types should be submitted by 15 September. You'll also need to complete and submit the “Participant Information Form” from the conference website, available at This is very important, not only because it is your only chance to make A-V requests, but because it is required by the Medieval Institute. It is available as either a Word or PDF document. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please send submissions to, with the subject line: KZOO 2018.

    If you use US mail, send material to:
    Anna Kathryn Grau
    5430 S. Drexel Ave., Apt. 3N
    Chicago, IL 60615

    If you have any questions, please contact the committee at We look forward to seeing you in Kalamazoo next May.


    The Program Committee
    Anna Kathryn Grau
    Cathy Ann Elias
    Daniel DiCenso
    Musicology at Kalamazoo.ics
    Anna Grau Schmidt,
    May 12, 2015, 1:42 PM