Call for papers: Music’s institution and the (de)colonial

Publicerad den 11 januari 2023
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We invite contributions to a two-day conference at Lund University on 4–5 May 2023. We welcome researchers, artists, and activists whose work explores issues of colonialism, decolonial resistance, and/or institutional decolonisation initiatives in relation to music’s past and present.

Please submit a title and abstract (max. 200 words) of your proposed contribution to philip.doddskultur.luse no later than 14 February 2023. We will prioritise in-person presentations, but remote presentations may be accepted in exceptional cases. The selection will be made by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sanne Krogh-Groth, Dr. Phil Dodds and Dr. Brandon Farnsworth of the Lund University Division of Musicology. A budget exists for covering the travel costs of scholars without other sources of funding.

We welcome creative methods, interdisciplinary approaches, and different presentation formats, but we invite all contributors to specifically address one of the following three themes:

  • Musical colonisation
  • Music as decolonial resistance
  • Dynamics of colonialism in musical institutions today

For more information, please feel free to contact philip.doddskultur.luse. Please also share the CfP with anyone who might be interested.

Call for papers