ICTM Musics of East Asia symposium 2014 - New Deadline for Proposals

    Fourth International Symposium of the ICTM Study Group of
    Musics of East Asia (MEA) in Nara, Japan

    21 - 23 August 2014
     
    NEW DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 20th JANUARY 2014
     
    The Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA), which was formed within the framework of the International Council for Traditional Music in 2006, is pleased to announce its fourth meeting, to be heldfrom 21 to 23 August 2014 at Nara University of Education. Those interested in East Asian Musical Cultures are welcome to become members and attend the symposium to exchange knowledge and ideas and further develop the field.
     
    SYMPOSIUM THEMES
    The themes for the 2014 symposium are as follows:
    1)      East Asian musics from a cross-cultural perspective
     Recent years have seen increasing diversification in East Asian music-making, with traditional genres being performed outside their regions or cultures of origin, and genres from outside the region have been adopted within specifically East Asian contexts. What new meanings arise when musical genres cross cultural borders? We invite papers exploring these cross-cultural musical phenomena.
    2)      Music in digital culture/mass media
     Mass media such as radio, television, film and, more recently, the internet, have all been important contexts for music-making in East Asia, providing opportunities for performance, dissemination, and teaching of music, as well as the creation of listening communities. We invite papers examining the role of mass-media in East Asian music-making.
    3)      Music and ritual
     Nara, the site for the 2014 meeting, is one of the most important historical centers for ritual music in Japan. As in most human cultures, music-making in East Asia has historically been hugely influenced by ritual belief, while shared ritual beliefs and traditions are perhaps one of the most important factors in considering East Asia as a cultural region. We look forward to receiving proposals dealing with any aspect of music and ritual in the region.
    4)      Restoration and reconstruction of musical traditions
     As a region with a particularly long recorded history of musical performance, East Asia has produced many examples of interaction with ancient or partially forgotten musical traditions. What techniques have been used in restoring these traditions? What meanings have they been assigned in the modern world? We encourage papers that examine the way historical aspects of music have been re-imagined or reconstructed in the present.
    5)      Music and gender
    The role of gender and sexuality in East Asian musical traditions remains a little-explored, yet highly important area for research. How does gender affect the career paths of musicians? How is gender portrayed or performed in musical performance? How does gender influence the way listeners engage with musical genres? We invite papers considering these and other issues.
    6)      New research
     New research on other topics is also welcome.
     
    PRESENTATION FORMATS
    We invite four presentation formats:
    Individual paper presentations (20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes at the end for questions)
    Group panels of either three or four individual papers on linked subjects (total 90 minutes for three speakers, 120 minutes for four speakers)
    Roundtable discussion with up to six participants (90 minutes)
     
    LANGUAGE
    English is the official language of the meeting. Only proposals and presentations in English will be considered.
     
    AV EQUIPMENT
    The following will be available:
    Projector for PowerPoint presentations, etc.
    In-house PCs (though you may also bring and use your own Mac or PC)
    Multi-region VHS and DVD players
    CD players
     
    Access to the internet will only be available through computers provided by the venue. We strongly recommend that presenters save all audio/visual data to their own computers or memory devices.
     
    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS/NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
    The deadline for proposal submissions is 20 January 2014. Decisions on acceptance of papers will be made by 20 March 2014.
     
    ADDRESS FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
    Individual paper proposals should be submitted by email. Please submit your proposal to:
    ictmmea2014abstracts@gmail.com
     
    PROPOSAL FORMATS
    1. Individual paper proposals should consist of the following:
    (a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with your information:
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME:
    GIVEN NAME:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: (*please indicate if you are a student, as a prize will be offered for best student paper)
    EMAIL ADDRESS:
    POSTAL ADDRESS:
    TITLE OF PROPOSED PAPER:
    AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
    (b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of no more than 350 words (please do NOT include your name in the body of the abstract, since abstract review is anonymous)
     
    2. Group panel proposals should include:
    (a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with the panelists information:          
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
    GIVEN NAME OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
    MAIL ADDRESS OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
    POSTAL ADDRESS OF PANEL ORGANIZER:
    TITLE OF PANEL:
    NAMES OF PANEL PRESENTERS:
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PRESENTER #1:
    GIVEN NAME OF PRESENTER #1:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PRESENTER #1: (*please indicate if you are a student, as a prize will be offered for best student paper)
    EMAIL ADDRESS OF PRESENTER #1:
    POSTAL ADDRESS OF PRESENTER #1:
    TITLE OF INDIVIDUAL PAPER:
    AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
    Please continue with the same information for presenters #2, #3, and #4. If one of the panel members is a discussant, please provide their details, as follows:
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF DISCUSSANT:
    GIVEN NAME OF DISCUSSANT:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF DISCUSSANT:
    EMAIL ADDRESS OF DISCUSSANT:
    POSTAL ADDRESS OF DISCUSSANT:
    (b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of the panel as a whole, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of the panel abstract, since abstract review is anonymous)
    (c) as pdf or .doc attachments, individual English-language abstracts by each presenter, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of any individual abstracts, since abstract review is anonymous)
     
    3. Proposals for roundtable discussion should include:
    (a) an email in which you paste the following capitalized headers with participants information:
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
    GIVEN NAME OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
    EMAIL ADDRESS OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
    POSTAL ADDRESS OF ROUNDTABLE ORGANIZER:
    TITLE OF ROUNDTABLE:
    NAMES OF ROUNDTABLE PRESENTERS:
    AV EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
    FAMILY NAME/SURNAME OF PARTICIPANT #1:
    GIVEN NAME OF PARTICIPANT #1:
    INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION OF PARTICIPANT #1:
    EMAIL ADDRESS OF PARTICIPANT #1:
    POSTAL ADDRESS OF PARTICIPANT #1:
    Please continue with the same information for the other participants.
    (b) as a pdf or .doc attachment, an English-language abstract of the roundtable, not to exceed 350 words (please do NOT include your names in the body of the abstract, since abstract review is anonymous).
     
    MEMBERSHIP
    Following ICTM policy, all participants whose proposals have been accepted for the programme must be ICTM members. New members may join and submit a proposal at the same time. Proposals from students are strongly encouraged. Membership applications are available at the ICTM website.
     
    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
    The programme committee consists of the following members: Kim Heesun (Korea), Lee Ching-huei (Taiwan), Qi Kun (China), Minako Waseda (Japan), Victor Vincente (Hong Kong), and Matt Gillan (Japan)as chair. For further questions about the programme for MEA 2014, please contact Matt Gillan by e-mail:gillan@icu.ac.jp
     
    SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE
    For further information and updates, please visit the symposium website:
    ‪https://sites.google.com/site/meanara2014/

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