Convocatoria para Conferencia en el Virginia Tech

Martes, 6 Abril, 2004 - 00:00

El Nodo Norteamericano del Foro de Montanas nos hace llegar la siguiente convocatoria a presentar historias, musica o tradiciones de las montanas para una conferencia multi-disciplinaria en el Virginia Tech (29 - 30 de Octubre 2004).

Convocatoria para Conferencia en el Virginia Tech

First Call for papers!...

Music, Myths, and Mountains

An interdisciplinary conference to be held at the Center for Continuing Education at Virginia Tech

29-30 October 2004

Original presentations dealing with the following subjects are solicited from interested performers and scholars throughout the United States and other countries:

1. Stories from and/or about mountainous regions throughout the world;

2. The mountain musics of various lands and peoples;

3. Ways in which both myths and music help us understand various montane peoples and cultures; and

4. Ways of understanding broader cultural issues concerning "music, myths, and mountains."

Readings, musical performances, and workshops as well as individual papers and other scholarly presentations will also be considered. Stipends to help offset travel and lodging costs as well as registration fees will be available to presenters employed by universities other than Virginia Tech. Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Appalachian Journal or will be submitted to a university press.

Proposals are due no later than midnight on 1 July 2004. Please email abstracts of papers, readings, performances, and so on to or mail them to

Music, Myths, and Mountains
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0227 / USA

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should include the names, professional addresses, and telephone numbers of potential participants; they should also include requests for audio-visual equipment or other technological assistance.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-popularly known as "Virginia Tech"-has evolved into a comprehensive university of international prominence. As Virginia"s largest university with 25,600 students and one of the top 50 research institutions in the nation, Tech embraces the traditional land-grant missions of instruction, research, and solving the problems of society through public service and outreach activities.

Music, Myths, and Mountains is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Humanities Symposium Award, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Appalachian Studies Program, and the Humanities Program.

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