The rise and international dissemination of the modern guitar can be dated to the decades around the turn of the 20th century, when the instrument took on a variety of forms and became associated with a range of playing styles and music genres. This conference will explore the contexts and trajectories of the guitar during this dynamic period, which pre-dated its global proliferation as a popular music icon in the second half of the 20th century.
Keynote speakers for the conference will include:
Prof. Walter Clark (University of California, Riverside); Prof. Kevin Dawe (University of Kent); Dr Melanie Plesch (University of Melbourne); Prof. John Whiteoak (Monash University)
The call for papers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. Paper-givers will be notified by early August, but if you need earlier notification, please notify Dr Michael Christoforidis.