The East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society

The Enterprise of Musicology: Trends in our New Age
Hong Kong, 4-6 December 2015 (Submission Deadline: 10 April 2015)

Musical and musicological trends are ever changing with evolving sociological, economic, and political climates; at the same time, trends can also be geographic-specific. IMS East Asia 2015 sets out to examine current trends of musicological thoughts, and in particular, ‘Asian trends’ – if such a phenomenon could be discerned. Asian countries are some of the fastest growing in the world: in technology, in science, in cultural development, and in educational innovation. Are such elements influential factors in musicological trends in Asia and world-wide?

IMSEA 2015 would like to call for papers to brainstorm themes associated with such thoughts; they could embrace:

• New approaches to music performance
• Interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary practices
• Concepts and histories of music theory
• Technology in music
• Science(s) of music and music-practice
• Practice as research/performance-based research
• Asian studies
• Orientalism
• Popular music in East Asia
• The musician as creative entrepreneur

Abstract Submission Guide

DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 21:00 (UTC+8). To avoid online problems, please submit at least 24 hours before the deadline.

AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: Friday, May 15, 2015.

PARTICIPATION: Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are all welcome. An individual may submit no more than one proposal in each category.

PANEL: Among the categories, panels are especially encouraged, in particular those with researchers from different regions/disciplines. The organizer of a panel should act as the corresponding author and submit the proposal as a package that includes the abstracts of each paper as well as a rationale of the whole.

LENGTH: Max. 250 words for each abstract or rationale.


ENCODING: Only plain text without any formatting.

SUBMISSION: Only online through the following links (accessible during the submission period stated above); submissions by post or by e-mail are not accepted. Each abstract should include its author’s name, institutional affiliation, telephone number, and email address. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE FORMS CAREFULLY.

1. Panel Session: 90-min./3-papers or 120-min./4-papers; panels with researchers from different regions or disciplines are encouraged.
2. Individual Paper: 20-minute report followed by 10-minute discussion.


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