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Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives

Posted: September 19th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Seventh Biennial
Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives Conference
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom
1–4 August 2023

Congregational music-making is a vital and vibrant practice within Christian communities worldwide. It reflects, informs, and articulates convictions and concerns that are irreducibly local even as it flows along global networks. The goal of the Christian Congregational Music conference is to expand the avenues of scholarly inquiry into congregational music-making by bringing together world-class scholars and practitioners to explore the varying cultural, social, and spiritual roles music plays in the life of various Christian communities around the world. We are pleased to invite proposals for the sixth biennial conference at Ripon College in Cuddesdon, near Oxford, United Kingdom, from Tuesday, August 1, to Friday, August 4, 2023. The conference will feature guest speakers, roundtables and workshops that reflect the ever-broadening scope of research and practice in Christian congregational music-making around the world.

Proposals on any topic related to the study of congregational music-making will be considered, but we especially welcome submissions that explore one or more of the following themes:

  • Children, Youth, Participation, and Learning
  • Conflict, Displacement, Division, and Lament
  • Power, Ethics, and Negotiating Relationships
  • Embodiment, Welcome, Belonging
  • Congregational Musics of Asia and the Pacific
  • Production, Publishing, Circulation, and Access

We are now accepting proposals for individual papers (20 minutes), lightning talks (10 minutes), organised panels (3 papers) and roundtables. The online proposal form can be found on the conference website: http://congregationalmusic.org/proposals.

Whilst the conference retains its primary identity as an in-person event in Cuddesdon, we acknowledge that international travel can sometimes be challenging and will do our best to accommodate a limited number of remote/digital presentations over the course of the event.

Proposals must be received by 14 December 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 January 2023, and conference registration will begin on 15 February 2023. Further instructions and information will be made available on the conference website at http://congregationalmusic.org.

Further details: https://congregationalmusic.org/call-papers-2023
Contact: [email protected]

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