16th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music


16th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music

University of Southampton, 8-11 July 2010

Call for papers

Dear colleagues,

The Sixteenth Annual Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music will take place at the University of Southampton between 8 and 11 July 2010.  The Programme Committee

Michael Beckerman (New York University)

Rachel Cowgill (University of Leeds / Liverpool Hope University)

Mark Everist (University of Southampton; chair)

Bryan Gilliam (Duke University)

Francesco Izzo (University of Southampton)

is pleased to issue a formal call for papers, performances and complete sessions on any aspect of music and related fields during the long nineteenth century (c1789-c1914).  We are not identifying any specific themes, but welcome proposals for individual papers and also invite possible session convenors (see below) to contact the chair of the Programme Committee with a view to submitting a proposal for a complete themed session.

Papers should be between 20 and 30 minutes long, and should be designed to fit into a 45-minute slot, including questions and turnaround.  Complete sessions should consist of four papers of the same dimensions with a nominated convenor.

Abstracts for papers, proposals and descriptions of performances should consist of no more than one side of A4 / US letter with font size no smaller than 11, and should include the name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address of the individual concerned.  Descriptions of possible performances should make reference to the availability of sound files, and include them if necessary. Proposals for complete sessions should consist of four such abstracts with a rationale from the convenor (no longer than a single abstract).  Abstracts and proposals for sessions should be sent by email as attachments (either *.doc or *.pdf) to Francesco Izzo at the University of Southampton.


Deadline for submissions is 2 November 2009 @ 5.00 p.m.  UTC/GMT

The subsequent schedule for the conference is planned as follows:

Notification of submission outcomes: c 27 November 2009

Publication of Draft Programme and opening of website: 11 January 2010

Registration opens: 1 February 2010

Early registration deadline:  1 July 2010

Conference: 8-11 July 2010

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and proposals for sessions and to welcoming you to Southampton in July 2010


All best wishes,


Professor Mark Everist,

Music, Building 2,

University of Southampton,


Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel.: +44 (0)23 8059 4563

Fax.: +44 (0)23 8059 3197