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SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference 2023

20-21 January 2023

About This Conference

The forthcoming joint annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music will take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2023, and will be hosted by University College Dublin. This will be the first campus-based SMI and ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference since January 2020, and we look forward to welcoming delegates to the UCD School of Music. Both societies are renowned for their collegiality, and we look forward to welcoming participants in-person once again to take advantage of all that the conference has to offer.

Postgraduate students working in all areas of music research are warmly invited to attend. Areas of research represented include historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, music technology, music pedagogy, popular music studies, musical practice as research, psychology of music, and music and gender.

The presentation of the biennial Harry White Doctoral Prize, inaugurated in 2020, will take place during the event and, as with previous SMI and ICTM-IE postgraduate conferences, the programme will include a Careers Forum and a dedicated session featuring prize-winners of the annual CHMHE competition for undergraduate dissertations.

Dr Tim Summers (Royal Holloway, University of London) will deliver the keynote address, entitled “Awkward Questions for Musicologists or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Game Music”, on Saturday, 21 January 2023.

Conference Details

Date20 January 2023 - 21 January 2023

FeeFor SMI or ICTM-IE members: €25 | For non-members: €40

LocationSchool of Music, University College Dublin Newman Building Belfield, Dublin 4

OrganisersUCD School of Music

Register Link


The programme for this conference is now available for download here.

SMI/ICTM-IE Jan 2023 Programme

Additional Information

Transportation recommendations can be found in the conference booklet.

SMI/ICTM-IE Conference Booklet

For assistance finding the conference, please use this map and look for Building '41': UCD Campus Map

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns, please email us at smiictm2023@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker

The keynote address, "Awkward Questions for Musicologists or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Game Music," will be given on Saturday, 21 January 2023

UCD School of Music

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8178 | E: music@ucd.ie