Women and Music in the Early Modern Age

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

WOMEN AND MUSIC IN THE EARLY MODERN AGE  

Queluz National Palace

July 2nd – 4th, 2021

Organization: Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal 

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Fernandes, Giuseppina Raggi, Iskrena Yordanova,

Ricardo Bernardes, José Camões, Francesco Cotticelli, Paologiovanni Maione

The 9th international conference at the Queluz National Palace organized by DS-CEMSP aims to investigate the role of women in the musical and theatrical worlds of the early modern age, with special reference to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Theatrical practices favoured opportunities and emancipation processes which played significant roles in the imagery of and the stage production themselves. It is equally important to mention the patronage and the encouragement given to the performing arts by female sovereigns and nobles, who intended to promote the dialogue and the reflection between different contexts. Differences can be found in the educational methods, distinctions amid theory and practice or between the amateur and the professional milieu, yet they often merged to produce events destined to leave their mark on history.

The conference promotes research into the careers of women as impresarios, singers, actresses, composers, no matter how resounding their activity was in their heydays. Emphasis is also placed on their travels, contacts, and repertoires, and on the strategies adopted by female patronage in order to support the organization (and the memory) of theatrical and musical events throughout the continent.

TOPICS:

  • Female performers: singers, instrumentalists, dancers and impresarios. Their roles and repertoires.
  • Female composers, librettists and choreographers.
  • The feminine in music: women as subjects in the musical literature.
  • Women as music and theatre patrons. Political uses of female musical patronage.
  • The importance of music in the education of aristocratic and royal women.
  • The female public.  
  • Women as music collectors.
  • Women and music sociabilities.

Scholars are invited to submit individual proposals. Each paper shall not exceed 20 minutes. Session proposals will be accepted as well: a maximum of three or four papers will be taken into consideration, and the session should not exceed 1h30. 

A selection of the presented papers will be published in our book series Cadernos de Queluz by Hollitzer Verlag (Vienna). (http://www.hollitzer.at/de/programm/uebersicht/programm/specula-spectacula.html?no_cache=1&cHash=a9c950cc42d1315a1187701f3685723c)

Official languages of the conference are Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Abstracts in Word format (.doc), should not exceed 300 words.

Please enclose in the same file a brief curriculum vitae of 150 words max., providing your name and surname, postal address, e-mail and telephone number, as well as your institutional affiliation. Please indicate to which topic your proposal belongs. 

Deadline for sending abstracts is March 1st, 2021

E-mail: cemsp@sapo.pt The scientific board will examine all the abstracts by March 15th, 2021 and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.

Religion and Magnificence – Music and Ceremonies at the European Courts in 17th and 18th Centuries

Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Religion and magnificence – music and ceremonies at the European courts in 17th and 18th centuries.

Queluz National Palace (Lisbon, Portugal)

July 3rd – 5th, 2020

Organization:

Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal 

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Fernandes, Francesco Cotticelli, Giuseppina Raggi, José Camões,

Iskrena Yordanova, Paologiovanni Maione, Ricardo Bernardes 

DS-CEMSP 8th International Conference is going to be held from July 3rd through July 5th, 2020 at the National Palace of Queluz (Portugal). This year the event is dedicated to the phenomenon of religious ceremonies at the European courts and palaces during the ancient régime. These demonstrations of magnificence had the function to represent the royal power through the image of piety, moral stance, divine favour and order, and often included musical and theatrical forms of presentation. The conference aims to promote a multidisciplinary dialogue on topics which explore different aspects of religious manifestations at court and the uses of music in the theatralization of royal ceremonies and rituals, calling for the participation of researchers of various areas of studies. Topics as following will be considered:

  • The Royal Chapels and their activity
  • Religious music and representation of the royal power
  • Repertoires, performance practice, dissemination and adaptation of genres across Europe
  • Ceremonial, liturgy and music
  • Oratorios at European courts and noble palaces
  • The court and the city: religious festivals and processions 

Scholars are invited to submit individual proposals with the maximum length of 20 minutes per paper. Session proposals will be accepted as well: a maximum of three or four papers will be taken into consideration, and the session should not exceed 1h30. 

A selection of the presented papers will be published in our book series Cadernos de Queluz.

Official languages of the conference are Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish.
Abstracts in Word format (.doc), should not exceed 300 words.

Please enclose in the same file brief curriculum vitae of 150 words max., providing your name and surname, postal address, e-mail and telephone number, as well as your institutional affiliation.

Deadline for sending abstracts is March 15th, 2020

E-mail: cemsp@sapo.pt

Web: https://www.divinosospiro.org/cemsp.html

The scientific board will examine all abstracts by March 29th, 2020 and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.

Eighteen Century Theatre Capitals: from Lisbon to St. Petersburg

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Eighteen Century Theatre Capitals : from Lisbon to St. Petersburg

Queluz National Palace (June 27th – 29th , 2019)

Organization:

Divino Sospiro – Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal 

Scientific Committee:

Maria Ida Biggi, Francesco Cotticelli, Paologiovanni Maione, Cristina Fernandes,

Giuseppina Raggi, Iskrena Yordanova, Ricardo Bernardes

Key-note Speakers:

Solveig Serre

(Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, France)

Andrea Merlotti

(Centro di Studi Reggia di Venaria, Italy)

 DS-CEMSP 7th InternationalConference is going to be held from June 27th through June 29th,2019 at the National Palace of Queluz (Portugal). This year’s meeting is dedicated to the cultural exchange between European capitals during the 18th century, and a vast geographic range including all important cities on the European map,will be examined.

The conference aims to promote a multidisciplinary dialogue on topics which explore the phenomenon of interaction and different aspects of music and music theater, calling for the participation of researchers of various areas of studies. Topics as:

  •  Repertoires and analysis of models belonging to specific areas of influence and their disseminations elsewhere
  • Dramaturgical roles, literary sources and their spreading across Europe
  •  Dissemination and adaptation of theatrical genres and plots   
  •  Circulation of composers, librettists, singers and dancers, as well as specialized “workers” as architects, scenographers, costume designers   

Scholars are invited to submit individual proposals with the maximum length of 20 minutes per paper.

Session proposals will be accepted as well: a maximum of three or four papers will be taken into consideration, and the session should not exceed 1h30. 

A selection of the presented papers will be published in our book series Cadernos de Queluz

Official languages of the conference are Portuguese, English, Italian andSpanish.

Abstracts in Word format (.doc), should not exceed 300 words. Please enclose in the same file brief curriculum vitae of 150 words max. Please provide your name and surname, postal address, e-mail and telephone number, as well as your institutional affiliation.

Deadline for sending abstracts is March 15th, 2019

E-mail: cemsp@sapo.pt

Web: https://www.divinosospiro.org/cemsp.html

The scientific board will examine all abstracts by March 31st, 2019 and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.