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SysMus11 - Final Call for Papers

Dear list,

your possibility for paper submission for SysMus11 ends on April 30, 2011.

At this international conference in Cologne, that will be open for all students' contributions to music research, you get to know other young academics of your research field in a warm atmosphere, you present your projects as a talk or as a poster, participate in workshops and social activities and have the opportunity to publish your own paper!

We welcome the three international renowned researchers for keynote talks:

Prof. Dr. W. Tecumseh Fitch (Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria)
Dr. Jin Hyun Kim (Cluster Languages of Emotion, Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Dr. Ricarda Schubotz (Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany)

The conference proceedings will be published online by "epOs Music" (electronic publishing Osnabrück, http://www.epos.uni-osnabrueck.de/music/index_e.php).

Please view the following CFP or visit the SysMus11 website (https://sites.google.com/site/sysmus11/) for more information.

We are looking forward to your paper submission and hope to see you in Cologne!

All the best,
Julia Wewers
(Organisation SysMus11, julia-wewers@xxxxxx)


Fourth International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology

Institute of Musicology, Cologne, Germany, October 5-7, 2011

Call for papers:

SysMus11 invites PhD and advanced Master students of systematic
musicology and related fields of music research to present their
ongoing work and to participate in the positioning of systematic and
cognitive musicology in a dynamically changing scientific context.
Increasingly, music and music-related phenomena come to be considered
as intrinsically connected to a broad range of processes underlying
everyday human _expression_ and social intercourse, raising anew the
question of the nature of music and its relation to other human
activities/traits such as language.

A growing interest for musical aspects of human interaction and
communication as well as their biological/evolutionary, linguistic,
neuroscientific, and developmental bases (see Strüngmann Forum 2011:
Language, Music, and the Brain: Probing a Mysterious Relationship) has
been observed lately. Moreover, these aspects are investigated with
respect to an evolving cultural context that is strongly influenced by
recent advances in media and information technology. Research results,
on the other hand, will inform areas such as artistic practice, the
design of interactive technology for art, education, and
entertainment, or more general social concerns including care,
rehabilitation, and therapy.

Thus, music research not only constitutes fundamental research aiming
to understand social and cultural processes as well as related
technological developments, which within musicology is traditionally
covered by systematic and more recently bycognitive musicology, but it
also assumes an active role which itself calls for critical
reflection. To address these scientific challenges in a comprehensive
manner and to contribute productively and responsibly to ongoing
societal developments, research related to systematic and cognitive
musicology needs to integrate highly focused disciplinary work within
a perspective that transcends and even redefines traditional
disciplinary boundaries at the intersection of humanities, sciences,
and technology.

SysMus11 offers the possibility to connect the different
methodological approaches and thematic paradigms of its participants
and creates in this way an internationally overall, future-oriented
concept of systematic and cognitive musicology. It strives to develop
a network between the generations of researchers contributing to the
wide transdisciplinary field of music research. The conference
atmosphere offers a complement to ongoing international summer schools
such as ISSSM, the summer schools organized by the SMC network and
ISMIR. Students’ academic horizons will be broadened by keynote
presentations of internationally renowned researchers, workshops and
the chance to publish their own paper in the conference proceedings.
Discussions will deal with the current status, the legitimation and
the future directions and challenges of systematic musicology.

Submissions are solicited for spoken research papers or posters
related to foundational topics of music from the perspectives of
humanities, sciences, and technology. All submissions will be subject
to a double-blind peer-review procedure conducted entirely by
international students of systematic musicology representing various
research fields. Short submission papers in English (between 1 and 2
pages) have to follow formal guidelines (template can be found on the
conference website).

Please submit your paper until April 30, 2011 (deadline). The
submission process is explained on the conference website and is already

For more information please contact Julia Wewers (julia-
wewers@xxxxxx), visit the SysMus11 homepage (https://sites.google.com/
site/sysmus11/)  or the SysMus conference series website (https://

Please help to spread the word about SysMus11!

We will be pleased to welcome you in Cologne!

The SysMus11 organizing committee