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Call for Papers: 2018 Analytical Approaches to World Music

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Fifth International Conference on 

Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2018)

June 26–29, 2018

Hosted by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The rich musical heritage of the world is receiving increasing attention in ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, music history, music psychology, and music informatics. Analytical Approaches to World Music 2018 is the fifth in a series of conferences  that bring together scholars to explore the panoply of global musical traditions, both past and present, that lie outside the purview of Western Art Music, from the broadest possible array of theoretical, cultural, historical and analytical perspectives, in order to foster interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue and promote new approaches and methods.  It will meet jointly with the 8th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA 2018).

AAWM 2018 welcomes submissions that examine world musical traditions from any analytical and theoretical angles, including (but not limited to) ethnographic, historical, formal, computational, and cognitive perspectives. Submission formats include papers, posters, special sessions, lecture-recitals, and workshops. 

Graduate students and scholars within five years of receiving the PhD will be considered for the Rob Schultz Junior Scholar Award, established in 2016 to honor the memory of the co-founder of the Analytical Approaches to World Music journal and conference series. The best paper presented by a junior scholar will be published in the journal, and the author will also receive a modest cash award.

Please see below for information on conference organization and submission guidelines for AAWM 2018. The FMA Workshop has a separate submission process.

Conference web sitehttp://aawmconference.com

Organizing Committee
Lawrence Shuster (SUNY Purchase, USA) and Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University, USA), Co-Chairs
Jay Rahn (York University, Canada)
Yannis Rammos

Local Arrangements Committee
Emilios Cambouropoulos and Costas Tsougras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Keynote Speakers
John Roeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Martin Stokes (King’s College London, UK) 

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Michael Tenzer and John Roeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Submission Guidelines

Papers: Proposals for spoken papers should include a short abstract of no more than 200 words, and a full proposal in extended abstract format with customary headings (e.g., Introduction, Analysis, Conclusions). The recommended length for the full proposal is 700 words, including footnotes but not counting examples and bibliography. Supporting media files can also be submitted. Accepted papers will be allotted 30 minutes for presentation plus 15 minutes for discussion.

Posters: Poster proposals should follow the same format as spoken paper proposals. 

Authors may submit a given proposal as a paper, a poster, or both. The program committee will make a final recommendation on the presentation format, taking the author’s request into consideration. Abstracts and full proposals of the accepted papers and posters will be published online.

Special Sessions:
 Authors of papers that share a common theme may propose to deliver them in a special session. Each paper should be submitted separately, and will be reviewed following the same process as that for spoken papers. In addition, a separate submission should be entered for the session as a whole, including a 200-word abstract and a full proposal of 500-700 words.

Workshops / Lecture Recitals / Alternative Formats: Proposals for workshops or other alternative formats should also be submitted as a 200-word abstract and 700-word full proposal. They should give as many details as possible about the precise format they will employ, how many participants can attend, and the size and type of space they will require. We welcome presentations that involve music performance, as long as they include a substantial original analytical or theoretical component consistent with the call for papers.

Submission process: All proposals should be submitted electronically using the following link:


Initial submission deadline (200 word abstract): December 1, 2017
Final submission deadline (700 word proposal): December 15, 2017

Initial submissions should consist of a title, short abstract (200 words), and a list of keywords. Once these have been submitted, authors have until the final deadline to submit the full proposal (700 words, plus supporting materials).

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by early February 2018.

Additional Information 

For additional information regarding the conference, including venue, transportation, and accommodations, please check the conference website:


Updated information will be posted there as soon as it becomes available. 

Please direct all other questions to aawm2018@gmail.com

Program Committee

Mohammad Reza Azadehfar (Tehran University of Arts, Iran)
Emmanouil Benetos (Queen Mary University of London, UK) 
Stephen Blum (The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA)
Filippo Bonini-Baraldi (Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie, France)
Steven Brown (McMaster University, Canada)
Ya-Hui Cheng (University of South Florida, USA)
Martin Clayton (Durham University, UK)
Richard Cohn (Yale University, USA)
Darrell Conklin (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Juan Diego Diaz Meneses (University of California, Davis, USA)
Byron Dueck (Open University, UK) 
David Fossum (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Takanori Fujita (Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan)
Susanne Fürniss (CNRS-Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France)
Daniel Goldberg (Yale University, USA)
Áine Henaghan (University of Michigan, USA)
Andre Holzapfel (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Henry Johnson (University of Otago, New Zealand)
David Hughes (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)
Kalin Kirilov (Towson University, USA)
Ellen Koskoff (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)
Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, Netherlands)
Laura Leante (Durham University, UK)
Sylvie Le Bomin (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France)
Gavin Lee (Soochow University, China)
Shay Loya (City University London, UK)
Yonatan Malin (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Peter Manuel (Graduate Center and John Jay College, City University of New York, USA)
Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University, USA)
Andrew McGraw (University of Richmond, USA)
Sam Mirelman (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, USA)
Robert Morris (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)
Somangshu Mukherji (University of Michigan, USA)
Don Niles (Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, Papua New Guinea)
Laudan Nooshin (City University London, UK)
Stefan Pohlit (independent scholar)
Jay Rahn (York University, Canada)
Dana Rappoport (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Evan Rapport (The New School, USA)
Martin Rohrmeier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Pat Savage (University of Oxford, UK)
Frank Scherbaum (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Martin Scherzinger (New York University, USA)
Lawrence Shuster (Potsdam College, SUNY, USA)
Amy Simon (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Jonathan Stock (University College Cork, Ireland)
Chris Stover (Arizona State University, USA)
Maisie Sum (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Alan Thrasher (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Leslie Tilley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Godfried Toussaint (McGill University, Canada and New York University, Abu Dhabi)
Costas Tsougras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Anja Volk (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Keith Waters (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Richard Widdess (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)
Philip Yampolsky (independent scholar)

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