24th International CHIME Conference & 6th Lisbon Conference: Chinese Music and Musical Instruments – CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
Lisbon has been a warm and welcoming place for scholars of Chinese music ever since the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre, in Lisbon, started its formidable series of meetings on Chinese Music and Musical Instruments, in 2016. This is already the sixth annual edition of that series, as well as the second time that Lisbon hosts an international conference of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research (CHIME). The event will take place under the patronage of Jorge Álvares Foundation, with additional support from the Municipality of Mafra. The first three days will be held at the Macau Centre in Lisbon and the final two days will take place at the National Palace of Mafra. We look forward to an exciting programme, including some fine new music documentaries, recitals of yangqin and liuqin and other instruments, and a live performance of shadow theatre.
Apart from the overall topic of Chinese musical instruments, we identify the following sub-topics:
►Music and musical instruments of indigenous groups in China;
►Chinese musical instruments in Western collections;
►Chinese musical instruments in Western iconography;
►Presentations on ongoing research in Chinese music.
►For individual posters or for twenty-minute presentations on the conference theme, please submit an abstract of around 300 words.
►For panel sessions, which should not exceed 120 minutes, please submit an abstract of around 300 words detailing the focus of the panel as a whole, plus abstracts of 100–200 words for each contribution.
►Please add a short personal bio (of 100-200 words) to your abstract.
CHIME invites students, scholars and artists in the realm of Chinese music to submit proposals for individual papers or panels, or posters. Speakers from the People’s Republic of China and from other parts of Asia are explicitly welcome to join us. The conference, and presentations will primarily be held in English.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 February 2023. Notification of acceptance or rejection will take place by 15 February 2023. Submitters who depend on early acceptance for grant or visa applications may contact us to request earlier decisions.
All abstracts and all enquiries should be directed to the CHIME Conference Organizers for the 24th CHIME meeting, c/o Frank Kouwenhoven, email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For more on the conference, you can also check <www.chimemusic.nl>, where we will publish regular updates and <https://www.worldmusicforum.nl/chime-new-meetings-and-initiatives-on-chinese-music-ahead/>
– The Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre in Lisbon
– The European Foundation for Chinese Music Research (CHIME)
– The Municipality of Mafra
– Portuguese National Museum of Music
– The Institute of Ethnomusicology of the New University of Lisbon
– The Confucius Institute of the University of Aveiro
– The Confucius Institute of the University of Minho
CHIME Conference Organizers:
Frank Kouwenhoven (CHIME, The Netherlands);
François Picard (Emeritus Professor of Université Paris-Sorbonne);
Helen Rees (UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology);
Enio de Souza (The Institute of Ethnomusicology of the New University of Lisbon).