Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music and The Environment -- Submission Deadline Extended -- September 1

Adam Sweeting Discussion

Submission Deadline Extended – September 1

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music and the Environment

Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning based at Boston University is currently soliciting essays for a special issue on the intersection of music and the environment. The issue is scheduled for online publication in January 2024. Submissions across all academic disciplines are welcome. We welcome, too, contributions from musicians and individuals working in the music industry. We are particularly interested in the ways musicians, composers, lyricists, and audiences have addressed or responded to environmental concerns. Contributors can focus on any musical form and historical period. Possible topics include the ways musical ideas intersect with broader considerations of climate change, environmental justice, environmental history, landscape aesthetics, or the ways that musical performances are shaped by environmental concerns. Contributors may also choose to focus on musical accounts of specific landscapes or aquatic settings.

Word limit: 3,000 words. MLA Citations, please. Submissions should be received by September 1, 2023. Submissions and questions should be addressed to Adam Sweeting at

Impact publishes both scholarly and non-scholarly essays of varying lengths, as well as work in other modes and media. General information about Impact can be found on or by emailing