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MUSIC AND THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE | MUSIC IN HANSEATIC CITIES OF
NORTHERN/CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALTIC AREA (C. 1350 - CA. 1650)

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Call for papers

International conference:
MUSIC AND THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE | MUSIC IN HANSEATIC CITIES OF
NORTHERN/CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALTIC AREA (C. 1350 - CA. 1650)
[provisional title]

Date - location:
Saturday 23 - Monday 25 August 2008: Elzenveld - Lange Gasthuisstraat
45, 2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

Organisatie:
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Onderzoekseenheid Musicologie -
Alamire Foundation vzw | Festival of Flanders Antwerp - Laus Polyphoniae

Conference Theme:
At this conference, musicologists and historians will discuss musical
life in hanseatic cities of Northern/Central Europe and the Baltic
area (c. 1350- c. 1650).
The focus is on the direct relations between the Hanseaetic League and
music (e.g. concerning the evolution of certain musical genres, the
dissemination of musical repertoire, international traffic of
composers and musicians, developments in civic musical life and
professional associations of musicians, etc.).
The role of music in the daily life of hanseatic cities, or within the
framework of the hanseatic league (music at private/civic festivities
and ceremonies, music on hanseatic ships, music to welcome trading
delegations, inaugurations of new buildings or ships, etc.) is another
central theme.
The international traffic of Franco-Flemish polyphony through the
network of hanseatic relations will also be given special attention.

Papers may examine matters of
- sociology of music
- music and economics
- music life in towns
- town musicians
- guilds and civic organisations
- sources
- repertoire of relevant sources and its direct connection tot the
specific context of the Hansa
- composers (local-international)
- evolutions in use of instruments, musical styles and genres
- patronage (town - private patronage - merchants)

We invite proposals for panel sessions as well as for individual
papers of twenty-five minutes in the form of an abstract not exceeding
300 words to be sent as an e-mail attachment to Sofie Taes
(sofie.taes[at]arts.kuleuven.be) by 1 June 2008. Notification of
acceptance will be given by 15 June. The conference programme will be
available from 25 June on. The preferred conference languages are
English and German.

 

Programme Committee
Sofie Taes (Alamire Foundation vzw)
Ole Kongsted (Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen)
Hanno Brand (Hanze Studiecentrum, Groningen)

Organisation Committee
Sofie Taes (Alamire Foundation vzw)
Bart Demuyt (Alamire Foundation vzw)
Ann Hasendonckx (Alamire Foundation vzw)

For further information, please contact
Sofie Taes
Research Unit of Musicology | Alamire Foundation
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 ? Lokaal 06.03
3000 Leuven
Belgium

0032 (0)16 ? 32.49.03
0032 (0)498 ? 32.77.35

sofie.taes[at]arts.kuleuven.be


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