1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference

***The dates of this conference have changed***

Newcastle University, 17–18 September 2021

The 1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference will be held at Newcastle University. As Denmark’s most important musical figure, the conference celebrates Nielsen’s life and output. The event is jointly organised by the research project ‘Carl Nielsen – European Composer’ at the University of Copenhagen and the editorial board of the Anglo-Danish journal Carl Nielsen Studies

The organising committee is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Fjeldsøe (Copenhagen University) will be the Keynote Speaker.

The CfP is now closed and we have received proposals from postgraduate students, early career scholars and established academics. Topics for research papers include:

  • Theory and analysis
  • Historical and contextual research
  • Philosophical and/or political approaches
  • Biography
  • Nielsen’s literary output
  • Influences inside and outside of Denmark
  • Reception
  • Iconography
  • Archival research
  • Performance practice

The language of the conference will be English.

The conference follows directly from the RMA Annual Conference 2021, also hosted by Newcastle University: https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rma2021/

Organising Committee:

  • Dr Christopher Tarrant (Chair, Newcastle University)
  • Professor Michael Fjeldsøe (University of Copenhagen)
  • Professor David Fanning (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Daniel M. Grimley (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Michelle Assay (University of Huddersfield)
  • Carmela Barbaro (Conference Assistant, Newcastle University)

The conference will take place in the Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre at Newcastle University. The University is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. It is easily accessible by road, rail, and air, and the local Metro network provides convenient connections between the University, the central railway station, and Newcastle Airport. There will be a conference dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday, March 27, and this will also offer a chance to see some of the city’s impressive sights including its beautiful neoclassical architectural centre and the famous bridges over the River Tyne. At 55 degrees north, Newcastle is approximately equal in latitude to Copenhagen.