Joseph Joachim at 185

CFP: Joseph Joachim at 185

CFP Deadline: 15 December 2015

Conference dates: 16-18 June 2016

Conference web site url:

Conference venue: Goethe Institut, Boston, Massachusetts



An international conference celebrating Joseph Joachim’s life, music, and legacy will be held at the Goethe Institut in Boston, 170 Beacon Street, on 16-18 June 2016. The keynote speaker will be Professor Dr. Christiane Wiesenfeldt, Director of the Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena. The conference will include a concert Friday evening at the First Church in Boston featuring James Buswell, violin; Carol Ou, cello; Victor Rosenbaum, piano; and Mana Tokuno, piano. Conference organizers are Robert Whitehouse Eshbach, University of New Hampshire, and Valerie Woodring Goertzen, Loyola University New Orleans.


Scholars are invited to submit proposals for panels, individual papers of up to 30 minutes followed by brief discussion, and lecture-recitals of up to an hour in length. We welcome presentations of unpublished research on any topic relating to Joseph Joachim and his world. Particular areas of interest and further details are listed on the call for papers website,


Proposals should include name and affiliation (if relevant) of presenter, email address, title of paper, abstract of no more than 350 words, short bio for the program booklet (150 words or fewer), and specifics of audio-visual equipment (or piano) needed. For panels, an abstract of the panel as a whole should be submitted in addition to abstracts for individual papers. The conference language is English. Proposals should be sent by 15 December to The organizers will inform contributors by 15 February 2016.