Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies
International Music Research School

Knowing Music - Musical Knowing: Cross disciplinary dialogue on epistemologies

Welcome to our International Music Research School, which will take place in Trondheim October 2018. The event is jointly organized by NTNU (Trondheim) and the Grieg Research School (Western Norway).

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We are delighted to announce a call for papers for the International Music Research School in Trondheim, Norway which will run October 23rd- 26th 2018 and is jointly organized by Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (University of Bergen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, University of Stavanger, Volda University College) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

This event will explore the complex and multifarious connections between music and knowing. Bringing together key thinkers and practitioners in contemporary interdisciplinary music studies – including but not limited to dance studies, music therapy, ethnomusicology, music technology, historical musicology and music education – this four-day school will inspect both the unique forms of knowledge embodied through musical practice and the different ways humans create and impart knowledge about music. We encourage debates on the relationship between music and body nurtured through theories of embodied knowledge. Issues of the body in turn invite reflection on gender, sexuality, ethnicity, dis/ability and age, as well as health and well-being, and how different musical bodies produce multiple epistemologies.
The event also calls for discussions on music technology especially questions concerning virtuality and posthumanism, bearing in mind the heated debates about knowledge creation, sharing, censorship and surveillance in a digital era. Furthermore, we welcome new perspectives on art pedagogies, arts activism and social justice in exploring the ethics of knowledge transmission. The focus on epistemologies specifically encourages dialogue between research-led practice and practice-led research and calls for understanding these epistemologies within their historical and cultural contexts. Through keynote lectures, student presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops and concerts, this event will provide a space for inter- and intra-disciplinary exchange and critical reflection on musical knowing.

This is an open call for papers but submissions from Ph.D. candidates and early career researchers are particularly welcome.

Invited speakers include:

  • Dr. Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza (Makerere University, Uganda)
  • Prof. Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (Aalborg University)
  • Prof. Torill Vist (OsloMet)
  • Dr. Stuart Wood (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
  • Prof. Anne Margrete Fiskvik (NTNU)
  • Prof. Melania Bucciarelli (NTNU)