The 2019 centenary issue of the Swedish journal of music research (STM–SJM) Call for articles

The year 2019 is the centenary of the Swedish society for musicology and its journal Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning / Swedish journal of music research (STM–SJM). In connection with this, the journal now invites contributions to a special issue, where Swedish music research of the past, the present and the future will be discussed.

An introductory article by professor Håkan Lundström, Lund university, will delineate the history of music research in Sweden with regard to its roots as well as to its increasing diversification. Today, the field spans musicology, music ethnology/music anthropology, research in music education, music sociology, music psychology, music archaeology, music therapy and artistic research in music, as well as music research within other research areas such as history, literature and science. We hope this diversification will permeate the jubilee issue, for which we now invite Swedish and non-Swedish scholars to contribute texts of two kinds:

  1. Research articles that deal with Swedish music research of the past and/or of the present time, possibly with prospects to the future. Articles in this category will be subject to peer review, should be no longer than 10000 words, and may for example relate to one of the following issues:
  • The meaning and relevance of the category ”Swedish music research”.
  • Research traditions in Sweden, risings against them, and the establishment of new traditions.
  • The growth of individual branches of music research in Sweden.
  • Basic assumptions and values that have, or have had, an influence on some part of Swedish music research.
  • Swedish music research in international research contexts.
  • Blind spots of Swedish music research.
  • Events that have had an impact on the course of Swedish music research.
  • Research institutions and their achievements.
  • Individual music scholars and their achievements.
  • Particularly influential (or unjustly neglected) books, articles or research presentations of other kinds.
  • The entrance of women into Swedish music research.
  • Swedish music research in relation to music as a branch of Swedish culture.
  • Swedish music research in relation to other fields of research.
  • Swedish music research in relation to politics, religion and philosophy.
  • Swedish music research during, and in relation to, nationally or internationally particularly charged years such as 1905, 1914, 1917, 1921, 1933, 1939, 1945, 1968, 1989 or 2001.
  • Swedish music research, nationalism and internationalism.
  • Swedish music research in relation to Finnish music research undertaken in Swedish.
  • The Swedish language as a tool for music research.

  2. Texts on the future of Swedish music research. For this part of the issue, we invite texts where the authors present their own views on how (some part of) Swedish music research, or the research on music in Sweden, should develop in future decades. Forecasts do have a place here, but more important are well-founded opinions on how research should be done, be organised etcetera.

These texts should be no more than 1000 words. They will not be subject to peer review. Scholars of different generations, scholars working within different branches of music research, scholars working in or outside of Sweden, and scholars who work within or outside of research institutions are all encouraged to contribute to this future-oriented part of the jubilee issue. If a large number of texts are submitted, the editors may make a selection.

Texts of both kinds should preferably be written in English but may also be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or German.

The deadline for articles in category 1 is 15 February 2019. The deadline for articles in category 2 is 1 September 2019.

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Best regards,

Tobias Lund and Karin Johansson (editors)