RISM Ireland Study Day April 24
In association with Society for Musicology in Ireland, to be held at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, this event will offer an opportunity for researchers to outline their work or plans to work on collections of manuscript or printed material held in repositories throughout Ireland. We hope that this will act as a stimulus for future research.
Dr John B. Howard (University Librarian UCD) will present a keynote address and we hope to provide RISM cataloguing training for any interested parties.
The RISM committee invites proposals for individual papers or reports of 20 minutes duration relating to any area of musicological archival research especially (but not exclusively) in the period prior to 1830. Suggestions for themed sessions are also welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words, outlining the paper’s main objectives and research findings.
Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Kerry Houston, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19 March 2010 and notification of a decision on the submissions will be issued the following week. The study day programme and information on accommodation and registration will be posted on the SMI website (http://www.musicologyireland.com/) shortly afterwards.
RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) is the 'International Inventory of Musical Resources'—an international non-profit joint venture, established in 1952, which aims at comprehensive documentation of existing musical sources worldwide. RISM Ireland is undertaking the systematic cataloguing of musical sources in Ireland, both north and south. Our remit includes manuscript (handwritten) music to c.1830, printed music to c.1800 and music librettos, treatises or books about music to c.1800. It is envisioned that the results of this project will be made available as a searchable online database. For further information on the project, please visit our webpage at http://www.musicologyireland.com/rism