Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. 5th Symposium of the Musics of East Asia (MEA) ICTM Study Group, Taipei, 25–7 August 2016
  2. South African Society for Research in Music Tenth Annual Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa 25–7 August 2016
  3. Essence and Context: A Conference Between Music and Philosophy, Vilnius, 31 August–3 September 2016
  4. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, 3–5 September 2016
  5. YOUNG MUSICOLOGY PRAGUE: Czech and European Avant-garde Music of the Early 20th Century, Prague, 5–8 September 2016
  6. The Musical Salon in Visual Culture, St Petersburg, 7–9 September 2016
  7. ISSTA International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology: Temporary Autonomous Zones, Derry/Londonderry, 7–9 September 2016
  8. OBERTO Conference 2016: Operatic Acting, Oxford, 8 September 2016
  9. Women and Education in the Long 18th Century Workshop, Glasgow, 8 September 2016
  10. Doctors in Performance, Dublin, 8–9 September 2016
  11. As a Swiss I’m neutral – Othmar Schoeck’s Opera “Das Schloss Dürande” in context, Brunnen, Switzerland, 9–11 September 2016
  12. Making Time in Music: an international conference, Oxford, 12–13 September 2016
  13. Granados in Context: The Spanish Piano School and Pre-War Artistic Movements, Almería, Spain, 16–17 September 2016
  14. Music, italianità and the nineteenth-century global imagination, Cambridge, 16–17 September 2016
  15. International Chopinological Conference 2016, Radziejowice, Poland, 16–18 September 2016
  16. BASS2016 PRAGUE: The Bass in Music, Prague, 20–26 September 2016
  17. Cervantes’ Musics: From Musical Heritage to Musical Reception (XVI-XXI Centuries), Ciudad Real, Spain, 21–3 September 2016
  18. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – The First 100 Years, Vienna, 22–4 September 2016
  19. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  20. Komitas and Medieval Culture International Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, 27–9 September 2016
  21. ‘Arts + The Inklings’: Verge Conference, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 28–30 September 2016
  22. 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
  23. Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music, Basel, 30 September–1 October 2016
  24. Sound: A lucky bag or a poor cousin of music theory, Hanover, 30 September–2 October 2016
  25. Performance analysis: A bridge between theory and interpretation, Porto, Portugal, 4–6 October 2016
  26. Shakespeare’s Music in France in the 19th-21st centuries, Metz, France, 6–7 October 2016
  27. Log In, Live On – Music and Cyberculture in the Age of the Internet of Things, Lisbon, 7–8 October 2016
  28. Crisis and Prosperity: The Development of Prussian Court Music from 1713 to 1806, Berlin, 7–9 October 2016
  29. The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns, Lucca, 7–9 October 2016
  30. Musica artificiosa: Music as an Art and Profession, Brno, 10–12 October 2016
  31. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  32. Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture Conference, Toronto, 13–14 October 2016
  33. Intersections: Conference on the History of Music in Valencia, València, 13–15 October 2016
  34. International Conference for Orthodox Music in Prague – ICOMP, Prague, 14–16 October 2016
  35. Music Criticism 1900–1950, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2016
  36. International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing, Lund, Sweden, 19–21 October 2016
  37. Composition Schools in the 20th Century: the Institution and the Context, Vilnius, 19–22 October 2016
  38. Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts, Helsinki, 19–22 October 2016
  39. Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect, Guildford, 21–23 October 2016
  40. XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Como, Italy, 21–3 October 2016
  41. Music on stage: The sixth bi-annual international, interdisciplinary conference, Sidcup, 22–3 October 2016
  42. Russian Musical Baroque: Tendencies and Perspectives of Research, Moscow, 24–6 October 2016
  43. Music in the Ibero-Afro-American Universe: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Rio de Janeiro, 24–7 October 2016
  44. Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, Xi’an, China, 27–31 October 2016
  45. 5th International Scientific Meeting for Sound and Musical Instrument Studies, Tomar-Abrantes-Constância-Torres Novas, Portugal, 28–31 October 2016
  46. International Conference on Performance and Creativity, Hong Kong, 31 October–2 November 2016
  47. ENIM 2016 – 6th Conferences on Musical Research, Aveiro, Portugal, 3–5 November 2016
  48. Music for Liturgy and Devotion in Italy around 1600, Manchester, 4–5 November 2016
  49. International Conference of Young Musicologists. Young Musicology Today: tendencies, challenges and perspectives, Kraków, 7–9 November 2016
  50. Principles of Music Composing in the Second Half of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21th Centuries, Vilnius, Lithuania, 9–11 November 2016
  51. Piano Accompaniment in Practice, Hull, 11–12 November 2016
  52. Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism::2016 WHITE NOISE, London, 11–12 2016
  53. Music and Power in the Baroque Era, Lucca, 11–13 November 2016
  54. Symposium 2016: Unfolding the Process II: Artistic Research in Evolution, Oslo, 15–17 November 2016
  55. Sound – Traces – Moves. Soundtraces in Motion, Salzburg, 18–20 November 2016
  56. Orpheus Research Seminar 2016 – Sound Work: Composition as Critical Technical Practice, Ghent, 21–3 November 2016
  57. SONOLOGIA 2016, São Paulo, 22–5 November, 2016
  58. Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present, Lisbon, 24–6 November 2016
  59. Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, Lucca, 25–7 November 2016
  60. Musicology Applied To The Concert: Performance Studies At Work, Baeza, Jaen (Spain), 1–3 December 2016
  61. Symposium: On the Edge. Improvisers on music and methods, Oslo, 30 November–2 December 2016
  62. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  63. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  64. Interfaces: tradition and technology in musical heritage work, Oslo, 8–9 December 2016
  65. Joint ICTM-IE/SMI Postgraduate Conference, Dublin, 9–10 December 2016
  66. Instrument of Change: The International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945), Melbourne, 9– 11 December 2016
  67. Russia and the Musical World: Nineteenth-Century Networks of Exchange, London, 16 December 2016
  68. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2017, Canterbury, 5–7 January 2017
  69. Geography, Music, Space, Durham, 25 January 2017
  70. György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, Helsinki, 10–11 February 2017
  71. Vocality/Instrumentality 2017, Huddersfield, 14–15 January 2017
  72. IV International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture: MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 16–18 February 2017
  73. CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–5 February 2017
  74. 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
  75. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  76. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  77. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  78. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  79. 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
  80. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  81. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  82. Church Music and Musicians in Britain 1660-1900: “Between the Chapel and the Tavern”, Canterbury, 20–23 June 2017
  83. Music and the Middlebrow, London, 22–4 June 2017
  84. Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Dublin, 23–4 June 2017
  85. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  86. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  87. 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3), Quebec City, Canada, 30 July–3 August 2017
  88. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  89. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  90. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  91. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  92. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  93. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  94. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 January 2018
  95. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  96. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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