Conference on British Music


CFP: Conference on British Music, Monash University, 17-19 September 2010

The School of Music - Conservatorium, Monash University, will host a conference on British Music from Friday 17 September to Sunday 19 September 2010 at Monash’s Clayton Campus in Victoria, Australia.

The conference welcomes papers exploring any aspect of British music and musical life in any period. Papers are particularly encouraged which discuss forgotten or less-explored repertoire and composers. Without limiting the remit of the conference, areas of investigation may include British writings about music, reception of British music abroad, ‘foreign’ composers resident in Britain, music broadcasting and concert life in Britain, and intersections between music and literature, politics, modernism, postmodernism, nationalism, and colonialism.

Although it is expected to draw mainly on scholars from the fields of musicology, history and cultural studies, the conference hopes to bring together delegates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. As it is the only conference on British music to be held in the southern hemisphere, it also provides those who may be unable to attend a conference further north with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.

Abstracts (300 words) for individual papers, panel sessions (comprising 3 speakers) or lecture-recitals (of 60 or 90 minutes) should be sent to Dr Paul Watt (details below). Abstracts should be submitted by 1 April and decisions as to acceptance will be made by 1 May 2010.

A conference website will be set up by 1 December 2009; follow the links from the ‘Events’ section at:

Further Information and Inquiries:

Dr Paul Watt

School of Music - Conservatorium

Monash University


+ (613) 9905 3634