In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the IMSEA2022 abstract submission deadline has been extended until September 30, 2021.

Those who have already submitted their abstracts may revise their submissions until the new deadline, if needed.

We welcome proposals from across various areas of music scholarship and beyond, including those reflecting historical, ethnographic, theoretical/analytical, sociological, and scientific methods. We would especially like to encourage presentations of an inter-disciplinary and/or inter-regional character. Participants need not currently reside or work in East Asia. The IMS (International Musicological Society) membership is not required; however, we encourage participants to join the IMS and enjoy a wide range of benefits.

Categories of Presentation

1. Panel Presentation: Each panel presentation will be either a 90-minute session with three papers or a 120-minute session with four or five papers; the 90/120-minute slot includes Q & A. Panels involving researchers from different regions and/or areas of specialization are particularly encouraged. The organizer of a panel should act as the corresponding author and submit the proposal as a package that includes the abstracts of each paper as well as an overall description of the entire panel.

2. Free Paper: Each paper is allotted 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q & A.

3. Poster/Media Display: A0-size poster or desktop display.

An individual may submit no more than one proposal in each category.

The maximum length of abstracts is 250 words for each individual abstract and panel description.


Abstracts must be written in English. For the presentation, any language is welcome.  However, presentations in English are strongly encouraged in order to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas. If the presentation is to be given in a language other than English, then we recommend that an English translation be displayed on-screen or distributed via a Word or PDF file. The choice of language for your presentation will not impact the likelihood of an abstract’s acceptance.


Authors are kindly requested to submit their proposals at

The submission system will open from May 1, 2021 until August 31 September 30, 21:00 (UTC+8).

To avoid online problems, please submit at least 24 hours before the deadline.

Abstract deadline (extended): September 30, 2021

A soft copy (PDF) of this CFP can be downloaded here.