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Musical Iconography in the 21st Century: Mapping European Art for Contexts and Methods

Ravenna, Dipartimento di Storie e Metodi per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali, 7-10 June 2006

After the extremely positive results of the European research project
"Images of Music: A Cultural Heritage" which has united seven European
countries (Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal and
Spain) in 2002/03 (coordinator: Tilman Seebass, Innsbruck), plans have
been drawn up to establish a specialized Study Group for Musical
Iconography in European Art within the International Musicological
Society, to promote scholarly exchange in this field of research. With
this goal in mind, the program committee composed by Nicoletta
Guidobaldi (Bologna-Ravenna), Alexandra Goulaki Voutyra (Thessaloniki)
and Bj÷rn R. Tammen (Vienna), is pleased to announce an international
conference on musical iconography, to be held at the Dipartimento di
Storie e Metodi per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali (UniversitÓ di
Bologna, Sede di Ravenna), 7-10 June 2006. At this meeting we shall
formally install the Study Group and apply for approval with the
Directorium of IMS.

Scholars are invited to submit papers on musical iconography in
European art from antiquity to modern times. Papers might deal with
the continuity and variation, the transmission and reception of
iconographical themes (through the ages, through different cultures
and through geographical spaces), musical imagery as a "mirror" of
concepts and theories about music, and iconography in context (city,
court, church, and landscape). The conference's location in Ravenna,
former capital of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity might stimulate
scholarly exchange between East and West, as well as the discussion of
topics related to Mediterranean culture, but any other topic of
European musical iconography is welcome as well.

At this point the organizers need from the participants the
confirmation that they will participate and a preliminary title of the
paper (deadline 1.12.05). By 20.1.06 the definite proposal for a paper
(max. 20 minutes, abstract no longer than 300 words) should be sent by
e-mail, in duplicate, to, and to Please send your abstract in the body of
the message, without attachment.

The program and further organizational matters will be announced by
the end of February 2006 by personal letter and via website

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