Call for Papers

Call for papers: YJMR Vol. 8, no. 2: “Inter- and Intra-Religious Conflicts Through/About Sound”

For this upcoming special issue of Yale Journal of Music & Religion, guest edited by Ruth HaCohen and planned for spring 2023, we invite articles that examine inter- and intra-religious conflicts through/about sound. Sound is crucial in the making of religious community and in shaping and maintaining identity and cohesion. Hence, a given community’s struggles over theological or social claims can be marked or precipitated by its musical practices. This special issue will focus on historical and contemporary cases of such struggles in a variety of religions and denominations. Relevant topics include: conflicts over sonic territories; (mutual) defamation of adversarial communities’ musical forms and customs; sonic reforms and their reception in terms of conflict or conflict resolution; dissent and religious revolution through sound; competing sonic ideals; communal inclusion and exclusion through sound. For consideration in double-blind peer review, please upload full article or case study submissions to http://ism.yale.edu/yjmr by March 31, 2022.

YJMR also invites articles on any topic relating to music and religion. We accept article submissions on a rolling basis and send out calls for papers for special issues.


Please contact the editors with any other questions.