The Music and Crisis Conference was principally sponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) and was organized by a group of UCSB graduate students from a variety of disciplines. The conference took place over two days—April 14-15, 2012—at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Run by and intended for graduate students, this conference encouraged submissions covering the full spectrum of methodologies, disciplinary approaches and genres of music. The conference featured the following panel formats:
- Traditional 20-minute papers followed by 10 minutes for questions
- Roundtables (Assembled by the organizing committee)
- Seminar format (Papers distributed to participants prior to conference to allow for in-depth discussions)
- Alternative demonstrations or performances
The conference also featured a keynote address by Elizabeth McAlister, Associate Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University.
For more information and to view the call for papers, please visit the conference website