Call for Papers – ICTM Ireland’s Postgraduate Conference 2014

Call for Papers


Voicing the Other(s)

Dear Postgraduate students,

This year’s Postgraduate Conference will take place in Dingle, Co. Kerry on Saturday, November 29th.

We invite postgraduate students at all stages of their study, with an interest in music, performance, ethnomusicology and education, to submit papers for 20 minute slots.

We welcome papers on all aspects related to ethnomusicology, especially those that focus on Voicing the Other.

1. Performing musical identity/identities.

2. Teaching, learning, and ethnographies of imagined others.

3. How can diasporic musical practices contest or support traditional tropes of ‘Othering’?

4. How can the study of oral traditions of music problematise/reinforce ideas of identity?

5. Irish Music and the globalised other.

These themes serve as inspiration, not restriction.

The conference offers a great opportunity to meet fellow students working in a similar field to you, and affords you the experience of presenting an academic paper among your peers. The costs just €10 and will take place in a unique and beautiful place: An Díseart.

An Díseart (an Institute of Irish Spirituality and Culture) was founded in 1996 in the heart of Corca Dhuibhne – the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht (Irish speaking). It strives to promote research, courses and cultural activities in all areas of Irish Spirituality and Celtic Culture including theology, language, literature, art, laws, folklore, values, spirituality, history, music, archaeology and customs. The centre was founded by Mons. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, former Professor of Irish at NUI Maynooth and Editor/Manager of An Sagart publishing house. More information can be found here:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, October 3rd at 17.00 GMT.

Email an abstract of no more than 150 words to Sheryl Lynch and Aoife Granville: