Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music and the Environment

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Call for Papers
June 30, 2023
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Music and Music History, Maritime History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Music and the Environment

Impact: The Journal for 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 might include the ways musical ideas intersect with broader considerations of climate change, environmental justice, environmental history, and 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 June 30, 2023. Submissions and questions should be addressed to Adam Sweeting at

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Adam Sweeting -- Boston University, College of General Studies


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