The Musical Salon in Visual Culture

Call for Papers

The Musical Salon in Visual Culture

16th International Conference of Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM)

7 – 9 September 2016

Important Notice re. 16th International Conference of Association RIdIM,
St. Petersburg, 7-9 Sept 2016:

The deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals has been extended to 30 April 2016.

Rimsky-Korsakov Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Conference addresses topics related to the musical salon in visual culture not bound to a specific geographical area or period, including but not limited to:

  • case studies of specific visual representations of musical salons.
  • techniques and strategies to represent musical salons and their activity.
  • the impact of the musical salon on society and culture as transmitted through the visual.
  • the visualisation of music within depictions of musical salons.
  • the visualisation of performance and organology matters within visual musical salon scenes.
  • the role of gender, race and class in the visualisation of the musical salon.
  • music and corporeal experience within the private space (as represented in the iconography of the musical salon).
  • the visualisation of the sociability of the musical salon.
  • the visualisation of emotions of the musical salon.
  • the imaginary of the musical salon.

The full call for paper is published in English and Russian at:

Abstracts in English along with a short biography should be submitted via the automatised application form (available at by 1 April 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 May 2016.