CALL FOR PROPOSALS
COLLABORATION ACROSS CULTURES
We engage in mutually beneficial collaboration(s) and thoughtful inter-, intra-, cross-, and trans-cultural exchange(s) with musicians outside our own cultural practice(s) to further understanding of one another’s worldviews and related ways of being and doing.
Music and its modes of transmission take place in contexts created by the relationships that connect us to one another and to the myriad modes through which we construct knowledge. Acknowledging that power differentials are embedded in each inter-, intra-, cross-, and trans-cultural exchange, we commit to ethical ways of engagement, which support multiple modes of thinking and doing that lead to meaningful musical actions. Because we participate and collaborate in living cultural praxes, discussions of music’s meanings and educative values must concern not just sound itself and how we listen to it, but also how we engage with, respond to, and perpetuate music’s (de)humanizing functions.
Presentations—better understood at MayDay Colloquia as provocations—are designed to stimulate discussion and debate. Therefore, each presenter will be allocated 45 minutes, to include no more than 25 minutes for the presentation and no fewer than 20 minutes for discussion. Proposals that go outside the conventional scope of a provocation are encouraged. Musical engagements will also be considered. Projectors, speakers, and screens will be available, but it is completely acceptable to use no supporting technology. Presenters must register and are expected to be in attendance at the colloquium. Extenuating circumstances to in-person presentations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the colloquium coordinator if accommodations are needed due to political or health related issues.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS
Please submit both: a proposal of no more than 800 words (references not included in word count) and an abstract of no more than 100 words as email attachments. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. State your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and other contact information in the body of the email only. There should be no identifiers on proposals or abstracts. Submit before 15 February, 2023 to: MayDayGroup34@gmail.com
Proposals will be reviewed anonymously by committee and evaluated according to the following criteria: clarity of ideas, contribution to/interest for the profession, relevance and contribution to theory, and connection to the action ideal.
Notification will occur by email no later than 13 March 2023. If accepted, the primary presenter and any co-presenters must register for the conference no later than 3 April, 2023 or forfeit their acceptance.
Registration information will be posted on the MDG 34 Colloquium website at http://mdg34.weebly.com
Accepted abstracts will be posted to the Colloquium website by 17 April 2023 and cannot be changed after that date.
QUESTIONS? Please contact us at: MayDayGroup34@gmail.com