Lund University is inviting contributions for the two-day conference ‘Music’s institution and the (de)colonial’, to be held in Lund, Sweden on 4–5 May 2023. They welcome researchers, artists, and activists whose work explores issues of colonialism, decolonial resistance, and/or institutional decolonisation initiatives in relation to music’s past and present.
The organisers will prioritise in-person presentations, but remote presentations may be accepted in exceptional cases. A budget exists for covering the travel costs of scholars without other sources of funding.
The conference welcomes creative methods, interdisciplinary approaches, and different presentation formats, but invites all contributors to specifically address one of the following three themes:
- Musical colonisation.
- Music as decolonial resistance.
- Dynamics of colonialism in musical institutions today.
See the full call for papers for a fuller explanation of the topics.