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Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference
Tours, July 2005

Call for papers

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference
                    July 13-16 2005
Centre d'Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance
                    Tours (France)

The 2005 annual Med-Ren Music Conference takes place in Tours (France)
from July 13 to 16. Proposals for papers, poster sessions, panel
discussions and performance presentations relating to all aspects of
medieval and Renaissance music are welcome. We shall prioritize
presentations of research findings judged to be new and significant,
whatever their theme. We are also keen to encourage submissions with an
international or inter-disciplinary dimension, and from younger

Proposals for individual papers should take the form of a 250-word
abstract indicating the specific research findings to be presented and
their significance, the duration of the presentation (maximum 20 minutes,
shorter presentations welcome), and equipment required. Proposals for
whole sessions should include abstracts for constituent papers (max 20
minutes) and rationale for the session as a whole. Organisers of panel
sessions should indicate the issue to be aired and why it is of current
interest, list names of participants, and indicate duration (maximum 90
minutes). Proposals for performance sessions (duration 20 to 60 minutes)
should give similar information and list musical items. Proposals for
papers or for notes and queries we can pre-publish on the web for
discussion at the conference will also be welcome.

Submissions should be sent as email text (please do not send attachments)
to Philippe Vendrix at the address below to arrive as soon as possible and
no later than 28 February 2005. The programme will be announced by 31
March. Please note that we hope to avoid, as far as possible, the
scheduling of parallel sessions at the conference. This inevitably means
limiting the number of traditional 20-minute presentations we can accept.
However, we'll endeavour to be flexible about this.

Philippe Vendrix

Soon a webpage:

Future Med-Rens are planned for:
Cambridge (2006, exact dates to be confirmed)
contact: Edward Wickham (,
Vienna (2007, Wednesday 8th until Saturday 11th August)
contact: Birgit Lodes (

Our Prague colleagues plan to host an additional conference at some point in
2006, focussing on Czech and Central European topics. Enquiries and
suggestions: Lenka Mrácková

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