Call for papers – IAML 2021

The IAML Congress 2021 takes place online via the Zoom platform from Monday 26 until Friday 30 July. The programme will feature a mixture of paper and poster sessions, panel discussions, and social hour sessions, as well as the General Assembly and other business meetings. Sessions will be scheduled to make it possible for members in all parts of the world to participate during the course of the week.

We invite papers addressing issues of current professional concern, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, user and public engagement, professional training, digital humanities, music encoding, issues of diversity and inclusion, and copyright. Proposals that seek to encourage discussion and interaction are especially encouraged.

Papers should be approximately 15-20 minutes in duration, with illustrations using PowerPoint or equivalent software suitable for delivery via Zoom, followed by questions and discussion.

The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is Wednesday 31 March 2021 (midnight UTC).

Both IAML members and non-members may submit proposals and the Congress is open to anyone with an interest in the field.  Submissions will be evaluated by the members of the IAML Forum of Sections. Proposals can be submitted in any of IAML's official languages: English, French, or German.

After successful submission a confirmation message should appear on the screen (please note that you will not receive a confirmation email).

The preliminary programme will be made available by Tuesday 1 June 2021.

The Congress is also being held in association with the Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference, which takes place on Thursday 29 July. A joint IAML/DLfM session is planned for Friday 30 July.

Any questions about the Call for Papers should be directed to the IAML Programme Officer, Rupert Ridgewell, at

See also: Call for posters – IAML 2021

Title of paper or presentation / Titre de la présentation / Titel des Vortrags oder der Präsentation
Abstract or summary of proposed content (around 200-400 words in length) / Résumé du contenu proposé (ca. 200-400 mots) / Kurze Inhaltsangabe des vorgeschlagenen Referates (ca. 200-400 Wörter)
Language of presentation / Langue de la présentation (Allemand / Anglais / Français) / Sprache, in der der Vortrag gehalten wird (Deutsch/Englisch/Französisch)
Technical equipment
Technical equipment / Matériel technique / Technische Ausstattung: The following standard equipment will be provided: a) PC running a recent version of MS PowerPoint and connected to a data projector; b) Internet connections available in all rooms; c) Audio/Video playback from CD/DVD/audio file; d) Laptop connection possible (also Mac) / Le matériel suivant sera fourni: a) PC équipé d’une version récente de MS PowerPoint et connecté à un projecteur; b) Connexions à Internet disponibles dans toutes les salles; c) Lecture Audio/vidéo de CD/DVD/et fichiers audio; d) Connexion de son propre ordinateur portable possible (Mac également). / Die folgende Standardausrüstung wird zur Verfügung gestellt: a) ein PC, an den ein Projektor angeschlossen ist und auf dem eine aktuelle Version von MS PowerPoint installiert ist; b) in allen Räumen steht eine Internetverbindung zur Verfügung; c) Abspielmöglichkeiten für Audio und Video von CD/DVD/Dateien; d) ein eigener transportabler Rechner (auch Mac) kann angeschlossen werden.
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Contact information
Contact information / Contact du conférencier / Kontaktinformationen: Up to two participants may be entered / On peut entrer max. deux conférenciers / Es können bis zu zwei Teilnehmer angegeben werden
Speaker / Conférencier / Sprecher 1
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