Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. II Expo of the Research Group on Renaissance and Contemporary Music, São Paulo, 28 November–3 December 2016
  2. Musicology Applied To The Concert: Performance Studies At Work, Baeza, Jaen (Spain), 1–3 December 2016
  3. Symposium: On the Edge. Improvisers on music and methods, Oslo, 30 November–2 December 2016
  4. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  5. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  6. Music & Material Culture, Cambridge, 7 December 2016
  7. Sounds Between: a one-day festival exploring interdisciplinary encounters in music composition, Guildford, 7 December
  8. Interfaces: tradition and technology in musical heritage work, Oslo, 8–9 December 2016
  9. Experiments in Music Research: Reassessing Pierre Schaeffer’s Contributions to Music and Sound Studies, Birmingham, 9 December 2016
  10. Joint ICTM-IE/SMI Postgraduate Conference, Dublin, 9–10 December 2016
  11. Instrument of Change: The International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945), Melbourne, 9– 11 December 2016
  12. Russia and the Musical World: Nineteenth-Century Networks of Exchange, London, 16 December 2016
  13. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2017, Canterbury, 5–7 January 2017
  14. Geography, Music, Space, Durham, 25 January 2017
  15. György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, Helsinki, 10–11 February 2017
  16. Vocality/Instrumentality 2017, Huddersfield, 14–15 January 2017
  17. Music Pedagogy in Eighteenth-Century Naples: Theory, Sources and Reception, Milan and Bern, 25–7 January 2017
  18. ‘Composing with the Eyes’. The Swiss Composer Hermann Meier, Bern, 27–8 January 2017
  19. IV International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture: MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 16–18 February 2017
  20. Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017: Traditions–Transitions, Ghent, 22–3 February 2017
  21. CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–5 February 2017
  22. Musical culture/s of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successors states between the 18th and 20th century: Cultural, social and historical approaches, Vienna, 23–4 February 2017
  23. Spectralisms: an international conference, Oxford, 15–16 March 2017
  24. After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century, Cambridge, 17–18 March 2017
  25. Operatic Objects, London, 18 March 2017
  26. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  27. ‘Towards an Aesthetics of Dwelling’, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore 2017, Göttingen, 26–30 March 2017
  28. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  29. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  30. 14th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – The Music of the Past in the Postmodern World, Poznań, 4–5 April 2017
  31. The Italian Violin Tradition: 1650-1850, Faenza, Italy, 6–8 April 2017
  32. Aural Skills Pedagogy: What is to be done?, London, 7 April 2017
  33. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  34. Language, Music, and Computing, St Petersburg, 17–19 April 2017
  35. Collaborating Couples in Twentieth-Century Arts: Interdisciplinary Conference, Bristol, 18–19 April 2017
  36. Digital Folk, Sheffield, 20–23 April 2017
  37. Musica Scotica 2017: 800 years of Scottish Music, Stirling, 22 April 2017
  38. Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès, London, 24–25 April 2017
  39. ‘Golden Silence’: Surrealism at 100 and the place of music in its history, Montreal, 26 April 2017
  40. 6th Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA). From the Old World to the New, Greenville, SC, USA, 26–9 April 2017
  41. 1st Young Musicologists and Ethnomusicologists International Conference (YMEIC ROME 2017), Rome, 27–8 April 2017
  42. Entrepreneurship in music – Between Artistic Autonomy and Economic Reality, Oslo, 27–8 April 2017
  43. When Jazz meets Cinema, Lovere, Italy, 5–7 May 2017
  44. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  45. Communicating Music Scenes: Networks, Power, Technology, Budapest, 19–20 May 2017
  46. Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era, Lucca, Italy, 19–21 May 2017
  47. The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice, Venice, 25–7 May 2017
  48. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  49. Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen 3, Sheffield, 10 June 2017
  50. 7th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis, Malaga,14–16 June 2017
  51. 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Belfast, 16–18 June 2017
  52. Church Music and Musicians in Britain 1660-1900: “Between the Chapel and the Tavern”, Canterbury, 20–23 June 2017
  53. Music and the Middlebrow, London, 22–4 June 2017
  54. Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Dublin, 23–4 June 2017
  55. Music in Nineteenth Century Britain – 2017, Birmingham, 28–30 June 2017
  56. 9th European Music Analysis Conference – EuroMAC 9, Strasbourg, 28 June–1 July 2017
  57. Gaspar van Weerbeke: Works and Contexts, Salzburg, 29 June–1 July 2017
  58. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  59. 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, tosc@bern.2017, Bern, 5–7 July 2017
  60. Music and Socialism since 1917, Nottingham, 7–8 July 2017
  61. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  62. Rethinking Collaborative Authorship through Music (themed session at the 2017 Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference), London, 13–14 July 2017
  63. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, 18–21 July 2017
  64. 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3), Quebec City, Canada, 30 July–3 August 2017
  65. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  66. The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor, 4–7 September 2017
  67. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  68. Branding ‘Western Music’ – Conference, Bern, 7–9 September 2017
  69. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  70. Rethinking the Dynamics of Musical Nationalism, Amsterdam, 12–15 September 2017
  71. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology 2017 (SysMus17), London, 13–15 September 2017
  72. ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017, Guildford, 11–14 September 2017
  73. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  74. The Future of Music History, Belgrade, 28–30 September 2017
  75. The Composer as Chronicler: Telemann’s “Gebrauchsmusik” as a musical diary, Frankfurt, 5–7 October 2017
  76. The Protean Musician: the musician in future society, Norway, 1–3 November 2017
  77. Sounding Out the Space: An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound, Dublin, 2–4 November 2017
  78. Professor Reicha: Pactice and Legacy of a Composer-Teacher, Lucca, Italy, 10–12 November 2017
  79. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  80. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  81. Performance Studies Network International Conference, Oslo, 5–8 July 2018
  82. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  83. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 September 2018
  84. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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