MMRN 1st Annual Conference

Monday 19th - Tuesday 20th April 2021 - hosted via Zoom


The inaugural MMRN Conference will hold a broad focus on the subject of Music and Adversity amid the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the many challenges we have faced during this time, the question of the role of music in society has once again emerged. These questions are not new, as music has constantly faced adversity of many forms. Proposals are welcomed, but not limited to, themes such as the relationship between music and:

• Economic Adversity
• War and Conflict
• Physical and Mental Illness
• Dispersion and Migration
• Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Whilst we welcome submissions that discuss the impact of the pandemic on particular research projects, we would also like to hear of work that offers broader perspectives on more general music research.


We welcome submissions for individual papers, panels, and posters.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 14th February 2021  (please send all enquiries and submissions to

Click here to see the full call for papers.

MMRN Introductory Sessions

Session 1: Wednesday 10th February 2021, 4pm - 5pm GMT

Session 2: Friday 12th February 2021, 12pm-1pm GMT

Come along to one of our introductory sessions to learn more about the Midlands Music Research Network, our aims, and upcoming events. These will be interactive sessions, with chance to introduce yourself and ask questions about the Network and our inaugural conference. Get to know us and connect with other researchers!

Both sessions will be hosted via Zoom.

Sign up via the links below:

Session 1 - Wednesday 10th February 4pm-5pm:

Session 2 - Friday 12th February 12pm-1pm:


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