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Call For Contributions

Conference on Musical Instruments
Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society
Joint Meeting, Edinburgh
1st - 4th June 2017


The Papers Sessions are provisionally scheduled to take place on Thursday June 1, Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3. Depending on the response, a further papers session may be held on Sunday June 4. The Scientific Committee invites offers of individual papers and lecture-recitals based on original research and discoveries, and proposals for panel sessions. Contributions should relate to the history, design, construction, function, and use of musical instruments in any culture and from any period.

Offers of paper presentations are invited, either full-length presentations of 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes for discussion) or brief contributions of 10 minutes (followed by 5 minutes for discussion).

It will not be necessary to submit the full text of papers, but suitable contributions may qualify for publication in the Galpin Society Journal or the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society at the discretion of the respective editors and subject to the normal acceptance procedures (both are fully refereed journals). The language of the abstracts and presentations will be English. It will not be possible to mount posters at this conference. It is intended that there will be no parallel sessions. Papers should be delivered in person at the Conference by the author (or one of several named authors). All presenters must register for the conference and pay the normal fee for participation in the Conference.

Abstracts of papers (400 words maximum for full-length papers, 200 words maximum for brief contributions) and a biography (no more than 75 words) are invited, to be submitted by 16 December 2016. Submissions will be considered by the Scientific Committee, which includes representatives of both societies. Acceptance of submissions will be notified by 16 January 2017. Accepted abstracts will be placed on the Conference website.

To submit a paper, go to: register as an author and follow the instructions for ‘New Submission’. Please specify at the end of your abstract whether your it is for a 20-minute or 10-minute presentation.

Local organising committee: Darryl Martin, Jenny Nex, Lance Whitehead, Arnold Myers, Sarah Deters, Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet.

Scientific Committee: Graham Wells and Lance Whitehead (nominated by the Galpin Society), Carolyn Bryant and Christina Linsenmeyer (nominated by AMIS), Arnold Myers and Darryl Martin (nominated by the local Organising Committee).

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