Resonance and Remembrance: An Interdisciplinary Bell Studies Symposium, Call for Papers and Works

University of Michigan has opened a call for papers and works for Resonance and Remembrance: An Interdisciplinary Campanology Symposium, which will take place from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2017, with bells as the main topic of exploration, specifically tower bells, which “are hidden in plain sight: the instruments and their players cannot be viewed on performance stages, yet they provide soundscapes and focal points for thousands of cities and towns worldwide.” Also, local bells are offered for performance.

Keynote speaker is Steven Feld, an importan professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico, author on ethnomusicology, sonic anthropology and around his idea of acoustemology. Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2017.

“The symposium will create a space for scholars and arts practitioners to engage across disciplinary boundaries on combined panels and performances. We encourage proposals from fields ranging from musicology and sound studies to art history, anthropology, urban studies, architecture, the history of the senses, science and technology studies, new media, Dutch studies, legal studies, media arts, creative writing, performance studies, and more, as well as from artists working in any medium.

Presentations in diverse formats are encouraged, including individual papers, poster sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, lecture-recitals, and themed panel sessions. U-M has two carillons available for performances.”

More info on proposal guidelines at the official site.