Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017: Traditions–Transitions, Ghent, 22–3 February 2017
  2. CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–5 February 2017
  3. 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
  4. New Beginnings – Beginning again: the Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice, London, 11 March 2017
  5. North West Doctoral Music Symposium, Manchester, 14 March 2017
  6. Spectralisms: an international conference, Oxford, 15–16 March 2017
  7. After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century, Cambridge, 17–18 March 2017
  8. Operatic Objects, London, 18 March 2017
  9. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  10. ‘Towards an Aesthetics of Dwelling’, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore 2017, Göttingen, 26–30 March 2017
  11. Embodied Monologues Symposium, Maynooth, Ireland, 31 March 2017
  12. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  13. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  14. 14th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – The Music of the Past in the Postmodern World, Poznań, 4–5 April 2017
  15. The Italian Violin Tradition: 1650-1850, Faenza, Italy, 6–8 April 2017
  16. Aural Skills Pedagogy: What is to be done?, London, 7 April 2017
  17. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  18. Research Hands on FLUTE, Aveiro, Portugal, 10–13 April 2017
  19. Language, Music, and Computing, St Petersburg, 17–19 April 2017
  20. Collaborating Couples in Twentieth-Century Arts: Interdisciplinary Conference, Bristol, 18–19 April 2017
  21. V Symposium on the Paradigms of Teaching Musical Instruments in the 21st Century,
    Goiânia, Brazil, 18–20 April 2017
  22. Digital Folk, Sheffield, 20–23 April 2017
  23. Musica Scotica 2017: 800 years of Scottish Music, Stirling, 22 April 2017
  24. Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès, London, 24–25 April 2017
  25. ‘Golden Silence’: Surrealism at 100 and the place of music in its history, Montreal, 26 April 2017
  26. 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
  27. 1st Young Musicologists and Ethnomusicologists International Conference (YMEIC ROME 2017), Rome, 27–8 April 2017
  28. Entrepreneurship in music – Between Artistic Autonomy and Economic Reality, Oslo, 27–8 April 2017
  29. The 12th International Scientific Conference “Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable”, Daugavpils, Latvia, 5–6 May 2017
  30. When Jazz meets Cinema, Lovere, Italy, 5–7 May 2017
  31. The Sixth International Research and Practical Conference for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Students “Ethnomusicology: History, Theory and Practice”, St Petersburg, 15–18 May
  32. ‘I Am Not There’ International Conference on Bob Dylan, Lisbon, 18–19 May 2017
  33. THE OPERATIC: an interdisciplinary symposium looking at the concept of “the operatic” in contemporary culture, Brighton, 19 May 2017
  34. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  35. Communicating Music Scenes: Networks, Power, Technology, Budapest, 19–20 May 2017
  36. Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era, Lucca, Italy, 19–21 May 2017
  37. 2nd Annual Historical Performance Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 19–21 May 2017
  38. RMA Music and/as Process Study Group, fifth annual conference, Wolverhampton, 20 May 2017
  39. RMA Study Day: Music, Media and Technologies, Durham, 20 May 2017
  40. Sounds of Prehistory and Antiquity, New York, 24 May 2017
  41. The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice, Venice, 25–7 May 2017
  42. Music, Queer, Intersections, Liverpool, 26–7 May 2017
  43. Sources and Archives in Screen Sound Studies, Huddersfield, 1–2 June 2017
  44. KOSMOS Dialogue “Music, Emotion, and Visual Imagery”, Berlin, 1–3 June 2017
  45. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  46. Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen 3, Sheffield, 10 June 2017
  47. International Conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua, Cremona, 7–8 June 2017, and Mantua, 9–10 June 2017
  48. Music, Culture and Society in Central Europe, Wellington, New Zealand, 10 June 2017
  49. International Music Research Summer School 2017, Oslo, 13–16 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. Theater spaces for music in 18th century Europe, Queluz, Portugal, 30 June– 2 July 2017
  60. Aestheticizing Cultural Policy in France, 1789-1815, Warwick, 1–2 July 2017
  61. 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, tosc@bern.2017, Bern, 5–7 July 2017
  62. Music and Socialism since 1917, Nottingham, 7–8 July 2017
  63. SIMM-POSIUM: 2nd Research Symposium on Social Impact of Making Music (SIMM) 2017, London, 8–9 July 2017
  64. Performing Restoration Shakespeare, London, 10–13 July 2017
  65. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  66. Rethinking Collaborative Authorship through Music (themed session at the 2017 Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference), London, 13–14 July 2017
  67. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, 18–21 July 2017
  68. Symposium on Music, Education and Social Inclusion, London, 20–21 July 2017
  69. Shakespeare and Music, Gdansk, 27–31 July 2017
  70. 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3), Quebec City, Canada, 30 July–3 August 2017
  71. Conference on Music and Eye-Tracking, Frankfurt, 17–18 August 2017
  72. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  73. Finding Democracy in Music – A Symposium, Huddersfield, 4–5 September 2017
  74. The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor, 4–7 September 2017
  75. EMS17 Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 4–8 September 2017
  76. The 33rd European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM) – Ethnomusicology in the 21st Century, Tblisi, 5–9 September 2017
  77. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  78. ISSTA 2017 International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology, Dundalk, 7–8 September 2017
  79. Branding ‘Western Music’ – Conference, Bern, 7–9 September 2017
  80. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  81. Arvo Pärt: Icon of Modernity, London, 11 September 2017
  82. Representing Interiority in Eighteenth-Century Opera, Oxford, 11–12 September 2017
  83. Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy, 12 September 2017
  84. Rethinking the Dynamics of Musical Nationalism, Amsterdam, 12–15 September 2017
  85. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology 2017 (SysMus17), London, 13–15 September 2017
  86. ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017, Guildford, 11–14 September 2017
  87. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  88. Lutheran Music Culture, Uppsala, 14–16 September, 2017
  89. American Women Pianist-Composers – A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño, Durham, NH, 15–16 September 2017
  90. The Future of Music History, Belgrade, 28–30 September 2017
  91. The Composer as Chronicler: Telemann’s “Gebrauchsmusik” as a musical diary, Frankfurt, 5–7 October 2017
  92. Music and Dance in Visual Culture, Athens, 5–7 October 2017
  93. Music Criticism 1950-2000, Barcelona, 9–11 October 2017
  94. Musica movet: affectus, ludus, corpus, Belgrade, 13–15 October 2017
  95. XXIV Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Lucca, 20–22 October 2017
  96. The Great War 1914-1918 and Music. Compositional Strategies, Performing Practices, and Social Impacts, Zagreb, 25–7 October 2017
  97. Eighteenth-Century Flute Chamber Music. International Study Day, Genoa, 28 October 2017
  98. The Protean Musician: the musician in future society, Norway, 1–3 November 2017
  99. Sounding Out the Space: An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound, Dublin, 2–4 November 2017
  100. South Asia and Its Diaspora: Musical Performances in the Cultures of Decolonization, London, 4 November 2017
  101. Dance and Ballet in Naples: a Dialogue with Europe (1806-1861), Naples, 9–11 November 2017
  102. Professor Reicha: Pactice and Legacy of a Composer-Teacher, Lucca, Italy, 10–12 November 2017
  103. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  104. Music Publishing and Composers: 1750–1850, Lucca, Italy, 24–6 November 2017
  105. Future Sound of Pop Music, Bern, 30 November 30–3 December 2017
  106. International Ernst von Dohnányi Day, Budapest, 7 December 2017
  107. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  108. Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization, New York, 3–6 April 2018
  109. Performance Studies Network International Conference, Oslo, 5–8 July 2018
  110. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  111. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 September 2018
  112. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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