XXIst Century Challenges to the History of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics

Call for papers
Dates: 11-12 June 2018
Venue: University of Turin (Italy)
Organizers: Maria Semi – Alberto Rizzuti
Proposal deadline: 30 July 2017
Keynote speakers: Vanessa Agnew, Suzanne Aspden, Philip Bohlman, Tomas McAuley
The last forty years of scholarly research on the Eighteenth century and on the Enlightenment have deeply modified, enriched and maybe also confused our understanding of that century, softening the disciplinary boundaries and bringing social, gender and economic issues to the fore.
What impact, if any, have these studies had (or could these studies have) on the history and study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics? Is it still possible to pursue the study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics as if it were a separate, independent, autonomous realm?
This International conference wishes to tackle these issues, in order to build a more complex and varied picture of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics and to further a fruitful dialogue between musicologists and eighteenth century scholars coming from other disciplinary perspectives.
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers. Please email abstracts of no more than 500 words to msemi -at- unito.it by the 30th of July 2017. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by the 30th of September.
Please read the complete call on the conference’s website.