Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Performing Brahms in the Twenty-first Century, Leeds, June–July 2015
  2. RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference, London, 17–18 July 2015
  3. Digital Musicology workshop at DH@Ox Summer School, Oxford, 20–24 July 2015
  4. 3º Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 20–24 July 2015
  5. Research in Popular Music Education, Huddersfield, 23 July 2015
  6. Sacred Songs: Religion, Spirituality and the Divine in Popular Music Culture, London, 30 July 2015
  7. Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics, Cambridge, July 2015
  8. Music in Transition: Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710), Birmingham, July 2015
  9. Ninth Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM), Cape Town, 16-18 July 2015
  10. Keele Music Analysis Conference, Keele, July 2015
  11. International Conference on Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France: Remembering Paul Dukas at 150, Maynooth, Ireland, July 2015
  12. Napoleon’s Last Stand:Popular Reactions and State Responses to the One Hundred Days, Warwick, July 2015
  13. Audio-Visual Archives Conference, London, July 2015
  14. SMA Music Analysis Summer School, Keele, July 2015
  15. Voices and Books 1500-1800, Newcastle, July 2015
  16. 2nd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies, Vienna, July 2015
  17. 10th Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain, Glasgow, July 2015
  18. Petrus Alamire – New Perspectives on Polyphony, Antwerp, 18–23 August 2015
  19. Music and Ecology, Ljubljana, 28–9 August 2015
  20. Seventeenth Nordic Musicological Congress, Aalborg, Denmark, August 2015
  21. Petrus Alamire – New Perspectives on Polyphony, Antwerp, August 2015
  22. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Oxford, August 2015
  23. Music and the Nordic Breakthrough: Sibelius/Nielsen/Glazunov 2015, Oxford, August–September 2015
  24. FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD: Music and Politics, Utrecht, 6–8 September 2015
  25. OBERTO CONFERENCE 2015: Opera and Celebrity, Oxford, 8 September 2015
  26. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, 9–11 September 2015
  27. The Music Profession in Britain 1780–1920: New Perspectives on Status and Identity, London, 14 September 2015
  28. (Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks, Leeds, 20 September 15
  29. Minimalism Unbounded! The Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music, Turku and Helsinki, 24–27 September 2015
  30. Working on Composers’ Collected Works, St Petersburg, September 2015
  31. Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism, Ljubljana, September 2015
  32. Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives about Post-World War II Europe, Belgrade, September 2015
  33. Musical Instruments in Science and History, Cambridge, September 2015
  34. SysMus15 – 8th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, Leipzig, September 2015
  35. Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Glasgow, September 2015
  36. 2015 Orpheus Research Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 30 September–2 October 2015
  37. Music and Sound Design in Film/New Media, Vilnius, 1–3 October 2015
  38. Musicology in the Contemporary World, Yerevan, Armenia, 8–10 October 2015,
  39. 15th International conference ‘Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Melody’, Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–16 October 2015
  40. 2015 SEMPRE conference on Music and Health/postgraduate study day, Glasgow, 21–22 October 2015
  41. Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Paris, October 2015
  42. Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Rome, October 2015
  43. North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Sydney, NS, Canada, October 2015
  44. The Staatskapelle Berlin at 450 – A Review, Berlin, October 2015
  45. Organized Time. Fifteenth Annual Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Berlin, October 2015
  46. Musical Dialogues: 38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Sydney, October 2015
  47. Listening to Music: People, Practices and Experiences, London, October 2015
  48. The Loder family of Bath: Music and culture in provincial Britain in the long nineteenth century, Bath, October 2015
  49. The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall, Lucca, Italy, October 2015
  50. Gabriel Fauré: Effable and Ineffable, Seattle, October 2015
  51. The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik, Maynooth, Ireland, October 2015
  52. Musical Modernity, the Beautiful and the Sublime, Aberdeen, 30–31 October 2015
  53. XXII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Musicology, Perugia, Italy, October–November 2015
  54. What does democracy sound like? Actors, Institutions – Practices, Discourses, Paris, 5–7 November 2015
  55. Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 6–8 November 2015
  56. Visual Manifestations of Power and Repression in Music, Dance, and Dramatic Arts. 15th RIdIM Conference, Columbus, OH, USA, 9–10 November 2015
  57. ENIM 2015 – 5th National Conference on Musical Research, Évora, Portugal, 12–14 November 2015
  58. International Conference ‘Russian Émigré Culture: Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages, and Disciplines’, Saarbrücken, 13–15 November 2015
  59. RMA Study Day: Listening to the Listener: Contemporary Perceptions of Classical Music, Sheffield, 16 November 2015
  60. Analysis – Interpretation – Performance: A Contact Zone for the Reconsideration of Musicological Methods, Graz, Austria, 18–21 November 2015
  61. Towards the Origin of Music. Myths, Legends, and Historiographies in Interdisciplinary Discourses, Berne, Switzerland, 19–20 November 2015
  62. #STRAYHORN2.0: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Centennial of Billy Strayhorn, Cleveland, Ohio, US, 20–21 November 2015
  63. Tyranny and Music, Murfreesboro, TN, USA, 21–2 November 2015
  64. Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  65. War of Media – Media of War, Vienna, November 2015
  66. Handel and His Eighteenth-Century Performers, London, November 2015
  67. Popular Music and Public Diplomacy, Dortmund, Germany, November 2015
  68. Clementi and the British Musical Scene: 1780-1830, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  69. Philippe de Vitry: An International Symposium, New Haven, CT, USA, November 2015
  70. Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre. International musicological conference on the centenary of the death of Karl Goldmark, Budapest, December 2015
  71. Second Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC/IMS), Santiago, Chile,12–16 January 2016
  72. Liturgical Organ Music and Liturgical Organ Playing in the Long 19th Century, Helsinki, 20–22 January 2016
  73. Women and the Canon, Oxford, 22–23 January 2016
  74. British Forum for Ethnomusicology / Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference, Bangor, January 2016
  75. German Song Onstage 1770-1914, London, February 2016
  76. OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, Łódź, Poland, 10–11 March 2016
  77. Borders and definitions of music in the times of Isabella II, Madrid, 1–2 April 2016
  78. Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability, Dallas, PA, USA, 9 April 2016
  79. The 7th International Musicological Student Conference-Competition, Tblisi, 22–4 April 2016
  80. Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, 1–3 June 2016
  81. Musicological conference on the 90th birthday of György Kurtág, Budapest, 2–3 June 2016
  82. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, July 2016
  83. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  84. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, September 2016
  85. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  86. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  87. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, September 2017

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