Department of Music

Music in Eighteenth-Century Life: Cities, Courts, Churches
Washington, DC, April/May 2004


Music in 18th-Century Life: Cities, Courts, Churches

Call for papers

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is pleased to announce that it will hold its
first conference at Georgetown University, in historic Washington, D.C., from 30
April to 2 May, 2004. The conference, titled Music in 18th-Century Life:  Cities,
Courts, Churches, will offer papers, performances and project reports relating to the
theme, as well as a round-table discussion.

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music invites proposals for papers and project
reports that aim to shed new light on music and culture in various 18th-century
settings.  All aspects of musical life will be considered, from production and
performances to consumption and reception, and we encourage contributions regarding
any 18th-century composer and venue.  Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length,
with time following for discussion. Project reports may involve scholarly research in
progress (such as that connected with a book, article, dissertation, critical
edition, etc.), or historically-minded performances and recordings, and will be
limited to ten minutes, with time following for discussion. The Society is pursuing
arrangements for the publication of some or all of the presentations.

Proposals for papers and project reports must take the form of an abstract of not
more than 250 words describing the paper's/project's significance and results
(whether intended or realized) as fully as possible.  The author's name and contact
information should be included in the proposal, however this information will be
removed upon being forwarded to the selection panel.  Proposals should be sent by
regular mail or electronically (as both an e-mail text and Word document or similar
attachment) to Michael E. Ruhling, RIT College of Liberal Arts, 92 Lomb Memorial
Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA, or e-mail: mergsl@rit.edu.  The deadline for
paper proposals is January 25, 2004, and the deadline for project report proposals is
February 15, 2004.  Membership in the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will be
expected of all presenters, and we encourage those interested in proposing a paper or
project report to join the Society.  For more information on the Society for
Eighteenth-Century Music and the 2004 conference, or to become a member of the
Society, please visit our website: www.secm.org.