Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Sargentology: New Perspectives on the Works of John Singer Sargent, York, 28–9 April 2016
  2. ‘Making the Impossible Possible’: The Feldenkrais Method in Music, Dance, Movement, and Creative Practice, London, 30 April 2016
  3. Musical Exchanges between Italy and Spain in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Rome, 3–5 May 2016
  4. The Music of German Emigrants Outside Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Florianópolis, Brazil, 4–6 May 2016
  5. Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable, Daugavpils, Latvia, 5–6 May 2016
  6. Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives, Warwick, 6–7 May 2016
  7. ‘From the Istrian music treasury’: Music of the Adriatic – identity, influences and traditions, Novigrad, Croatia, 6–8 May 2016
  8. Fringes, outsides and undergrounds: The aesthetics and politics of unpopular music, London, 7 May 2016
  9. ‘Putting It Together’: Investigating Sources for Musical Theatre Research, Sheffield, 10-12 May 2016
  10. Symposium Transmission of Tunes and Tales, 12–13 May 2016
  11. Musicology at Kalamazoo (51st IMC), Kalamazoo, MI, USA, 12–15 May 2016
  12. Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum, London, 13 May 2016
  13. Solon Michaelides: Life, Work and Legacy, Nicosia, Cyprus, 14 May 2016
  14. ‘Ethnomusicology: History, Theory and Practice’ and The Third International Competition for students’ folklore ensembles ‘Vselistvennii Venok’ (‘Leafy Crown’), St Petersburg, 16–19 May 2016
  15. Decoration of Performance Space: Meaning and Ideology, Venice, 17–20 May 2016
  16. The Music Encoding Conference 2016, Montreal, 18–19 May 2016
  17. ‘Das Serail’ (c. 1779) by Joseph Friebert in historical, socio-political and cultural context(s), Salzburg, 19–21 May 2016
  18. Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity, Bloomington, IN, USA, 20–22 May 2016
  19. Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue, Bern, 20–21 May 2016
  20. Second International Conference of The Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Rock, Edinburgh, 25–27 May 2016
  21. Ligeti’s Legacy in Retrospect, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 26–7 May 2016
  22. ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 21st centuries, London, 28 May 2016
  23. Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, 1–3 June 2016
  24. Musicological conference on the 90th birthday of György Kurtág, Budapest, 2–3 June 2016
  25. The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy, Venice, 2–4 June 2016
  26. Grieg Research School Summer School 2016, Bergen, 7–10 June 2016
  27. A Symposium on Nomos alpha by Iannis Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy, Leeds, 9 June 2016
  28. “Από Χορού και Ομοθυμαδόν” (=all together and in the same mood) Proceedings and perspectives of the Interdisciplinary research on Psaltiki, Volos, Greece, 9–11 June 2016
  29. 14th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Dublin, 10–12 June 2016
  30. Musedelica symposium, Brighton, 14–15 June 2016
  31. Joseph Joachim at 185, Boston, MA, USA, 16–18 June 2016
  32. 1st Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC16), Huddersfield, 17–19 June 2016
  33. Flow in Performance: Theories/Practices, Princeton, 20–21 June 2016
  34. Music for Audio-Visual Media II Conference, Leeds, 20–22 June 2016
  35. Music Education and Music Psychology Student Conference, York, 23 June 2016
  36. Death, Burial and the Afterlife in the Arts and Humanities, Dublin, 23–5 June 2016
  37. OCI Conducting Studies Conference, Oxford, 24–6 June 2016
  38. Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, York, 28–9 June 2016
  39. Seventh International Symposium on Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories, Karlsruhe, 30 June–3 July 2016
  40. ‘A Fieldworker’s Vision: Researching the Present’: Folklore, Ethnology, and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1–3 July 2016
  41. 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
  42. RMA Music and/as Process Study Group 4th Annual Conference, Bath, 2 July 2016
  43. ‘Musicology after Postmodernism’: Critical Theory for Musicology Study Day, London, 2 July 2016
  44. Digital Musicology workshop at DH@Ox Summer School 2016, Oxford, 4–8 July 2016
  45. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2016, Sheffield, 5–8 July 2016
  46. 19th Biennial International Nineteenth-Century Music Conference, Oxford, 11–13 July 2016
  47. Ancient Hellenic & Roman Music Conference 2016, Athens, 11–14 July 2016
  48. History, Analysis, Pedagogy – Music Analysis Conference, Nottingham, 13–15 July 2016
  49. 9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender, Bern, 13–16 July 2016
  50. 17th International Conference on Baroque Music, Canterbury, 13–17 July 2016
  51. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, 14–17 July 2016
  52. Rethinking Delius, a Critical Symposium, London, 15–16 July 2016
  53. Silver Sounds and Moody Food: Theatre Music and Musicians 1575–1642, York, 16 July 2016
  54. Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe, Edinburgh, 16–17 July 2016
  55. Music and Visual Cultures Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 21–3 July 2016
  56. International Society of Music Education World Conference 2016, Glasgow, 24–9 July 2016
  57. 5th Symposium of the Musics of East Asia (MEA) ICTM Study Group, Taipei, 25–7 August 2016
  58. South African Society for Research in Music Tenth Annual Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa 25–7 August 2016
  59. Essence and Context: A Conference Between Music and Philosophy, Vilnius, 31 August–3 September 2016
  60. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, 3–5 September 2016
  61. The Musical Salon in Visual Culture, St Petersburg, 7–9 September 2016
  62. ISSTA International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology: Temporary Autonomous Zones, Derry/Londonderry, 7–9 September 2016
  63. Doctors in Performance, Dublin, 8–9 September 2016
  64. Making Time in Music: an international conference, Oxford, 12–13 September 2016
  65. Granados in Context: The Spanish Piano School and Pre-War Artistic Movements, Almería, Spain, 16–17 September 2016
  66. Music, italianità and the nineteenth-century global imagination, Cambridge, 16–17 September 2016
  67. International Chopinological Conference 2016, Radziejowice, Poland, 16–18 September 2016
  68. BASS2016 PRAGUE: The Bass in Music, Prague, 20–26 September 2016
  69. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – The First 100 Years, Vienna, 22–4 September 2016
  70. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  71. Komitas and Medieval Culture International Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, 27–9 September 2016
  72. ‘Arts + The Inklings’: Verge Conference, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 28–30 September 2016
  73. 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
  74. Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music, Basel, 30 September–1 October 2016
  75. Sound: A lucky bag or a poor cousin of music theory, Hanover, 30 September–2 October 2016
  76. Shakespeare’s Music in France in the 19th-21st centuries, Metz, France, 6–7 October 2016
  77. Log In, Live On – Music and Cyberculture in the Age of the Internet of Things, Lisbon, 7–8 October 2016
  78. Crisis and Prosperity: The Development of Prussian Court Music from 1713 to 1806, Berlin, 7–9 October 2016
  79. The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns, Lucca, 7–9 October 2016
  80. Musica artificiosa: Music as an Art and Profession, Brno, 10–12 October 2016
  81. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  82. Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture Conference, Toronto, 13–14 October 2016
  83. International Conference for Orthodox Music in Prague – ICOMP, Prague, 14–16 October 2016
  84. Music Criticism 1900–1950, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2016
  85. International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing, Lund, Sweden, 19–21 October 2016
  86. Composition Schools in the 20th Century: the Institution and the Context, Vilnius, 19–22 October 2016
  87. Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts, Helsinki, 19–22 October 2016
  88. Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect, Guildford, 21–23 October 2016
  89. XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Como, Italy, 21–3 October 2016
  90. Music on stage: The sixth bi-annual international, interdisciplinary conference, Sidcup, 22–3 October 2016
  91. Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, Xi’an, China, 27–31 October 2016
  92. ENIM 2016 – 6th Conferences on Musical Research, Aveiro, Portugal, 3–5 November 2016
  93. Principles of Music Composing in the Second Half of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21th Centuries, Vilnius, Lithuania, 9–11 November 2016
  94. Music and Power in the Baroque Era, Lucca, 11–13 November 2016
  95. Symposium 2016: Unfolding the Process II: Artistic Research in Evolution, Oslo, 15–17 November 2016
  96. Sound – Traces – Moves. Soundtraces in Motion, Salzburg, 18–20 November 2016
  97. Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present, Lisbon, 24–6 November 2016
  98. Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, Lucca, 25–7 November 2016
  99. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  100. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  101. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2017, Canterbury, 5–7 January 2017
  102. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  103. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  104. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  105. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  106. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  107. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  108. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  109. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  110. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  111. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 January 2018
  112. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018

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