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DkIT announced as hosts of 2019 SMI and ICTM Postgraduate Conference

27 December 2018

The Creative Arts Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is delighted to announce that it will host the SMI and ICTM Postgraduate Conference from 10-11 January 2019.

The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) was founded in 2003 to serve the growing community of musicologists in Ireland and is open to all interested in musicological research.

The society supports and promotes a wide range of musicological activities and scholarly events, including the Postgraduate Student Conference in collaboration with ICTM Ireland. The Irish chapter of the International Council for Traditional Music was established in 2006 and provides a research forum for scholars and students of Irish music, as well as researchers of other music cultures who are based in Ireland.

Conference committee chairperson, Christina Lynn, a doctoral student in the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at DkIT, undertaking research on Irish country music, expressed her delight at hosting the conference in Dundalk.

It is a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome fellow researchers from other institutions to Dundalk and showcase our wonderful facilities.

The conference will feature a wide range of papers on a broad range of musics and topics including gender, music history, performance practice and analysis.

The Keynote speaker is Katharina Uhde, Assistant Professor for Violin and Musicology at Valparaiso University. She will present about Hungarian violinist and composer Joseph Joachim and his contributions to Romantic Irish musical nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century. Professor Uhde was awarded a DMA from the University of Michigan (2009) and her PhD from Duke University in 2014. She received the 2016 Newberry Fellowship (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), a 2013 Richard Wagner Stipendium, a Geiringer Award, and a Brahms House fellowship (2013 and 2016). With the Viktor Ullmann Quartet she won 1st prize at the International Competition Concertino Praga, 1st prize in the International Competition Verfemte Musik, and 2nd prize in the International Competition Charles Hennen.

DkIT previously hosted the tenth annual Plenary Conference of the SMI in 2012 and the tenth ICTM Ireland Annual Conference in 2015. Researchers in the Creative Arts Research Centre at DkIT regularly present at events organised by both organisations and have contributed to their publications.

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For all enquiries, please contact:

  • Christina Lynn