17th International Conference on Baroque Music

Call for Papers

The 17th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will be hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17, July 2016.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday 15 January 2016

Proposals in any area of Baroque music are welcome, with topics being limited, roughly, to the period of c.1600–c.1750. All presentations must be given in English. The programme committee invites proposals for:

  • Individual papers of 20 minutes in duration (followed by questions and discussion). Speakers will typically be grouped into sessions of three or four papers in related areas.
  • Lecture-recitals of 20 minutes in duration (with 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Panel sessions of either 45 minutes or one and a half hours, including discussion. In the case of panel sessions, participants will be required to share their papers with conference delegates at least six weeks in advance of the session. Panel members would each have 10 minutes to summarise their arguments, followed by discussion
  • We would also like to encourage ‘discussion’ papers of 15 minutes maximum length, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. This type of paper will be particularly appropriate for short, clearly-focussed topics that are likely to generate productive discussion and debate

The committee also encourages proposals that relate to the following anniversaries:

  • Sebastián Durón (died 1716)
  • Maurizio Cazzati (born 1616)
  • Matthias Weckmann (born 1616)
  • Johann Jacob Froberger (born 1616)
  • Johann Christoph Pez (died 1716)
  • William Shakespeare (died 1616)

There is also space to pursue ideas around music and science:

  • John Wallis (1616–1703)
  • Joseph Sauveur (1653–1716)
  • 250th anniversary of Newton’s gravity discoveries

Individuals may submit one proposal in the form of an abstract of not more than 250 words (individual papers, lecture-recitals), or not more than 350 words (round-table sessions). The organisers anticipate that individual papers and some round-table sessions will be presented in parallel sessions, grouped by subject areas. Those areas will be determined by the nature of the proposals received.

Acceptance of proposals will be at the discretion of the Conference Committee. The abstract should be preceded by information under the following headings:

Institution (as appropriate)
Postal address
Email Address
Presentation type (paper, roundtable, lecture–recital, etc.)

Abstracts (in Word 97/2003 DOC (or RTF) format shall be emailed to: <icbm2016@canterbury.ac.uk>

Please send any queries to <icbm2016@canterbury.ac.uk>

Conference Chair: Dr Robert G. Rawson, Canterbury Christ Church University

Further updates and conference information will be available on the conference website (which will continue to be updated with further details about costs, events and accommodation as the conference draws nearer):

Conference website