Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, York, 28–9 June 2016
  2. Seventh International Symposium on Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories, Karlsruhe, 30 June–3 July 2016
  3. ‘A Fieldworker’s Vision: Researching the Present’: Folklore, Ethnology, and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1–3 July 2016
  4. International Conference Diplomacy and Aristocracy as patrons of music and theatre in Europe of the ancien régime, Queluz National Palace, Portugal, 1–3 July 2016
  5. RMA Music and/as Process Study Group 4th Annual Conference, Bath, 2 July 2016
  6. Medieval Latin Song Conference, Cambridge, 2 July 2016
  7. ‘Musicology after Postmodernism’: Critical Theory for Musicology Study Day, London, 2 July 2016
  8. Wagner’s Parsifal and the Challenge to Psychoanalysis, London, 3 July 2016
  9. Digital Musicology workshop at DH@Ox Summer School 2016, Oxford, 4–8 July 2016
  10. 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bern, 5–7 July 2017
  11. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2016, Sheffield, 5–8 July 2016
  12. The Power of Hip Hop: EXCHANGE, London, 8 July 2016
  13. 19th Biennial International Nineteenth-Century Music Conference, Oxford, 11–13 July 2016
  14. Ancient Hellenic & Roman Music Conference 2016, Athens, 11–14 July 2016
  15. History, Analysis, Pedagogy – Music Analysis Conference, Nottingham, 13–15 July 2016
  16. 9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender, Bern, 13–16 July 2016
  17. 17th International Conference on Baroque Music, Canterbury, 13–17 July 2016
  18. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, 14–17 July 2016
  19. Rethinking Delius, a Critical Symposium, London, 15–16 July 2016
  20. Silver Sounds and Moody Food: Theatre Music and Musicians 1575–1642, York, 16 July 2016
  21. Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe, Edinburgh, 16–17 July 2016
  22. Music and Visual Cultures Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 21–3 July 2016
  23. International Society of Music Education World Conference 2016, Glasgow, 24–9 July 2016
  24. 5th Symposium of the Musics of East Asia (MEA) ICTM Study Group, Taipei, 25–7 August 2016
  25. South African Society for Research in Music Tenth Annual Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa 25–7 August 2016
  26. Essence and Context: A Conference Between Music and Philosophy, Vilnius, 31 August–3 September 2016
  27. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, 3–5 September 2016
  28. The Musical Salon in Visual Culture, St Petersburg, 7–9 September 2016
  29. ISSTA International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology: Temporary Autonomous Zones, Derry/Londonderry, 7–9 September 2016
  30. OBERTO Conference 2016: Operatic Acting, Oxford, 8 September 2016
  31. Women and Education in the Long 18th Century Workshop, Glasgow, 8 September 2016
  32. Doctors in Performance, Dublin, 8–9 September 2016
  33. Making Time in Music: an international conference, Oxford, 12–13 September 2016
  34. Granados in Context: The Spanish Piano School and Pre-War Artistic Movements, Almería, Spain, 16–17 September 2016
  35. Music, italianità and the nineteenth-century global imagination, Cambridge, 16–17 September 2016
  36. International Chopinological Conference 2016, Radziejowice, Poland, 16–18 September 2016
  37. BASS2016 PRAGUE: The Bass in Music, Prague, 20–26 September 2016
  38. Cervantes’ Musics: From Musical Heritage to Musical Reception (XVI-XXI Centuries), Ciudad Real, Spain, 21–3 September 2016
  39. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – The First 100 Years, Vienna, 22–4 September 2016
  40. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  41. Komitas and Medieval Culture International Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, 27–9 September 2016
  42. ‘Arts + The Inklings’: Verge Conference, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 28–30 September 2016
  43. Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods, St Petersburg, 29 September–2 October 2016
  44. Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music, Basel, 30 September–1 October 2016
  45. Sound: A lucky bag or a poor cousin of music theory, Hanover, 30 September–2 October 2016
  46. Performance analysis: A bridge between theory and interpretation, Porto, Portugal, 4–6 October 2016
  47. Shakespeare’s Music in France in the 19th-21st centuries, Metz, France, 6–7 October 2016
  48. Log In, Live On – Music and Cyberculture in the Age of the Internet of Things, Lisbon, 7–8 October 2016
  49. Crisis and Prosperity: The Development of Prussian Court Music from 1713 to 1806, Berlin, 7–9 October 2016
  50. The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns, Lucca, 7–9 October 2016
  51. Musica artificiosa: Music as an Art and Profession, Brno, 10–12 October 2016
  52. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  53. Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture Conference, Toronto, 13–14 October 2016
  54. Intersections: Conference on the History of Music in Valencia, València, 13–15 October 2016
  55. International Conference for Orthodox Music in Prague – ICOMP, Prague, 14–16 October 2016
  56. Music Criticism 1900–1950, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2016
  57. International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing, Lund, Sweden, 19–21 October 2016
  58. Composition Schools in the 20th Century: the Institution and the Context, Vilnius, 19–22 October 2016
  59. Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts, Helsinki, 19–22 October 2016
  60. Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect, Guildford, 21–23 October 2016
  61. XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Como, Italy, 21–3 October 2016
  62. Music on stage: The sixth bi-annual international, interdisciplinary conference, Sidcup, 22–3 October 2016
  63. Russian Musical Baroque: Tendencies and Perspectives of Research, Moscow, 24–6 October 2016
  64. Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, Xi’an, China, 27–31 October 2016
  65. ENIM 2016 – 6th Conferences on Musical Research, Aveiro, Portugal, 3–5 November 2016
  66. Music for Liturgy and Devotion in Italy around 1600, Manchester, 4–5 November 2016
  67. International Conference of Young Musicologists. Young Musicology Today: tendencies, challenges and perspectives, Kraków, 7–9 November 2016
  68. Principles of Music Composing in the Second Half of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21th Centuries, Vilnius, Lithuania, 9–11 November 2016
  69. Piano Accompaniment in Practice, Hull, 11–12 November 2016
  70. Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism::2016 WHITE NOISE, London, 11–12 2016
  71. Music and Power in the Baroque Era, Lucca, 11–13 November 2016
  72. Symposium 2016: Unfolding the Process II: Artistic Research in Evolution, Oslo, 15–17 November 2016
  73. Sound – Traces – Moves. Soundtraces in Motion, Salzburg, 18–20 November 2016
  74. SONOLOGIA 2016, São Paulo, 22–5 November, 2016
  75. Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present, Lisbon, 24–6 November 2016
  76. Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, Lucca, 25–7 November 2016
  77. Musicology Applied To The Concert: Performance Studies At Work, Baeza, Jaen (Spain), 1–3 December 2016
  78. Symposium: On the Edge. Improvisers on music and methods, Oslo, 30 November–2 December 2016
  79. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  80. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  81. Joint ICTM-IE/SMI Postgraduate Conference, Dublin, 9–10 December 2016
  82. Instrument of Change: The International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945), Melbourne, 9– 11 December 2016
  83. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2017, Canterbury, 5–7 January 2017
  84. György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, Helsinki, 10–11 February 2017
  85. Vocality/Instrumentality 2017, Huddersfield, 14–15 January 2017
  86. IV International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture: MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 16–18 February 2017
  87. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  88. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  89. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  90. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  91. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  92. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  93. Music and the Middlebrow, London, 22–4 June 2017
  94. Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Dublin, 23–4 June 2017
  95. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  96. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  97. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  98. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  99. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  100. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  101. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  102. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  103. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 January 2018
  104. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  105. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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