IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress

Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: August 22–26, 2019

The 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress (IMS2022) will be held in Athens, Greece, from August 22 to 26, 2022. It is sponsored by the Hellenic Musicological Society under the aegis of the Department of Music Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Conference website: http://avamus.org/en/2019-conference

The Mediterranean: Migrant Sounds

Location: Valencia, Spain
Dates: July 23–26, 2019

3rd Meeting of the IMS Study Group “Mediterranean Music Studies”
The 3rd meeting of the IMS Study Group “Mediterranean Music Studies” will be held in Valencia, Spain, during the 2nd International Conference of the Associació Valenciana de Musicologia, entitled The Mediterranean: Migrant Sounds, which is taking place from July 23 to 26, 2019.

Conference website: http://avamus.org/en/2019-conference

Atlantic Crossings: Music from 1492 through the Long 18th Century

Location: Boston, USA
Dates: June 7–8, 2019

The IMS Study Group “Early Music and the New World” will hold an open meeting during the session “From Colonies to Republics: Latin American Music in Transition, 1770–1825,” at the international conference Atlantic Crossings: Music from 1492 through the Long 18th Century at Boston University, USA, June 7 to 8, 2019.

Conference website: http://www.bu.edu/earlymusic/2018/09/26/program

“Conflict-/-Collaboration” 42nd Musicological Society of Australia Conference

7-9 December 2019

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash Univeristy, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia

Call for Papers – Submission Deadline 12 May 2019

Conference Webpage

Conflict-/-Collaboration

In recognising the challenges of a contemporary world where traditional cultural, social and geographical boundaries are regularly broken down and new ones set up, we have created a conference theme that juxtaposes two apparently opposing ideas – conflict and collaboration – to contemplate the consequences for art and everyday life. In music-related contexts we seek answers to the questions: what is the nature of conflict and its consequences; what is the nature of collaboration and its consequences; what happens when conflict and collaboration intersect?

Emphasising the MSA’s remit to encourage and support all disciplinary approaches to music research, we invite papers on any music-related research topic that considers conflict and/or collaboration.

An indication of the approaches and topics we hope to inspire include (but are not limited to):

  • Analytical studies of musical works that deal with conflict
  • Results of collaborative research projects
  • Internal conflicts experienced by practice-led music researchers
  • The gender gap in collaborative contemporary popular music
  • Conflicting views on music for worship
  • A philosophical argument for dispelling Lone Ranger myths and endorsing collective creativity
  • Music as distraction from unresolvable conflict situations
  • Assessing collaborative music-making apps
  • The conflict of the commission: client-composer negotiations
  • Illicit Associations: music critics and music producers
  • Conflicts encountered in preserving indigenous music
  • Is functional harmony a metaphor for collaboration?
  • Balancing the conflicting needs of stakeholders in community music-making
  • Ludomusicology in an era of media-supported extremism
  • Ethnological accounts of collaborations or conflicts between e.g. co-creators of musical works, performers and producers, teachers preparing musicians for competitions and so forth.

In addition to presentations that address the conference theme, and in keeping with the MSA’s objective of supporting all Australian music researchers and their current projects, abstracts on any aspect of music-related research are also welcomed

Proposal Submission Guidelines are available here:
http://msa.org.au/Main.asp?_=Melb2019&FormID=474

Deadline for Submissions is Midnight 12 May 2019 AEST

IV ARLAC Conference

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: November 5–9, 2019

The IMS Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC) will hold its fourth conference at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina “Santa María de Buenos Aires” from November 5 to 9, 2019. Members of the IMS are eligible for a reduced conference fee. The link to the call for papers can be found below.

Official website (including CFP): http://www.arlac-ims.com

IMSEA Conference 2019

Location: Suzhou, China
Dates: October 18–20, 2019

The IMS Regional Association for East Asia (IMSEA) warmly invites all music researchers to submit proposals for their fifth biennial conference, to be hosted by the School of Music at Soochow University, China, from October 18 to 20, 2019. All topics of musical scholarship are welcome, including those reflecting historical, ethnographic, analytical, sociological, and cognitive methods, especially presentations of an inter-disciplinary and/or inter-regional character. Participants need not currently reside or work in East Asia.

Official website (including CFP): http://imsea2019.music.suda.edu.cn

Sensing Colonial Ports and Global History: Agency, Affect, Temporality

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Sensing Colonial Ports and Global History: Agency, Affect, Temporality

An Interdisciplinary Conference at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

2–3 May 2019 (Thursday full day & Friday half day)

St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

University of Oxford

http://www.venues.ox.ac.uk/about/find-us-2/#

 

Keynote Speakers:

Leila Fawaz (History, Tufts University)

Benjamin Walton (Music, University of Cambridge)

 

*REGISTRATION OPEN*

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sensing-colonial-ports-and-global-history-agency-affect-temporality-tickets-59158997153

(Free but recommended, due to limited seating capacity at St Luke’s)

Enquiries: cpagh@torch.ox.ac.uk

 

Organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History Network at the University of Oxford, this exciting interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from such disciplines and fields as Archaeology, Area Studies, English, History, Italian and Comparative Literature, Music, Sociology and Visual Anthropology.

The aim of the conference is to cross-examine three key concepts – agency, affect and temporality – that are increasingly central to scholarly thought about colonial port cities. In doing so, it also explores anew the implications of the ‘colonial port city’ for global history, both in and beyond the academy.

In addition to the four panels of individual papers, there will also be a World Café workshop for all of the attendees, with featured presenters and topics.   

We are delighted to have two distinguished keynote speakers: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Chair of Lebanese & Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University, whose broad expertise encompasses migration, trade and war in the modern Middle East;and Benjamin Walton, Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge, whose rich expertise extends from touring opera troupes beyond Europe to the globalisation of opera in and beyond the nineteenth century. 

On 2 May, lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. On 3 May, tea/coffee will be provided.

 

Programme

2 May (Thursday)

8:45–9:00 Registration and Arrival

9:00–9:10 Welcome Remarks

Yvonne Liao (University of Oxford)

9:10–10:40 Panel 1

Consuming Colonial Ports: Consumption of Goods and Questions of Agency

Chair: Olivia Durand (University of Oxford)

Elizabeth Schmidt (University of California, Santa Barbara)

‘Sundry Sorts of Merchants Goods’: Consuming the Empire in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Mikko Toivanen (European University Institute)

Babel in the streets, Berlioz at the club: Mapping Class and Culture in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Singapore and Batavia through Soundscapes

Emma Bond (University of St Andrews)

Playing with the Sugar Histories of Greenock

10:40–10:55 Coffee Break

10:55–12:25 Panel 2

Timing Colonial Ports: Global Time and Local Temporalities

Chair: Hatice Yıldız (University of Oxford)

David Irving (ICREA/Institució Milà i Fontanals–CSIC, Barcelona)

Temporality, Aesthetics, and Musical Novelty in Early Modern Colonial Port Cities

Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle, Australia)

The Time Ball and the Time Gun: Marking Time in a Colonial Port City

Jessica Fernández de Lara Harada (University of Cambridge)

Summer Grass, Traces of the Brave Ones’ Dream: Harada Hatsu on the recollection of a sense of a timeless Japan in Chiapas, Mexico

12:25–13:15 Lunch

13:15–15:15 World Café Workshop 

Chair: Julia Binter (University of Oxford)

This Workshop invites conference attendees to actively engage with the key conceptual frameworks, themes and approaches that have emerged from the conference, amongst them the ethics of doing global history, the power relations in and of archives, and the politics of decentring world maps. The Workshop will begin with timed, small-group discussions that will be hosted across four differently themed tables. Each table will be led by featured speakers and facilitated by CPAGH moderators. The attendees will rotate periodically across the four tables. Towards the end, all contributions will be brought together and addressed in a general discussion. Through its rotational format, the World Café cultivates a unique participatory dynamic, enabling the attendees to rigorously and democratically explore possible future directions, challenges and prospects for the interdisciplinary study of Colonial Ports and Global History, in and beyond the academy.

Featured presenters and topics:

Michael Leadbetter, Phacharaphorn Phanomvan, and Michael Yeo (University of Oxford)

Rethinking the Histories of Ports in Asia: Beyond Cosmopolitanism, Metrocentricism, and Romanticization

Moderator: Hatice Yıldız 

David Martinez-Robles (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Struggling for Agency in Treaty Port China

Moderators: Yvonne Liao and Min-Erh Wang

Ana Cristina Mendes (University of Lisbon)

Touring Mare Nostrum

Moderator: Olivia Durand

Aaron Jaffer (TBC)

Redressing Silences in the Archive 

Moderators: Julia Binter and Katharina Oke

15:15–15:45 Coffee Break

15:45–16:45 Keynote: Leila Fawaz (Tufts University)

Chair: Hatice Yıldız

18:00– Conference Dinner at Pierre Victoire for presenters and keynote speakers

3 May (Friday)

8:30–10:00 Panel 3

Experiencing Colonial Ports: Forming Global Bodies

Chair: Katharina Oke (King’s College London)

Debbie Onuoha (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Lagos, Lagos: Navigating Personal Histories between Two Port Cities on Film

 Manikarnika Dutta (Wellcome Unit, University of Oxford)

‘Portals of Death’: European Seamen in the Colonial Port Cities of Calcutta and Bombay

Katherine Roscoe (University of Liverpool)

Embodied Experience and Unfree Labour in Port Cities: Convict Workers in Sydney and Gibraltar

10:00–10:15 Coffee Break

10:15–11:45 Panel 4

Sensing Colonial Ports: Affective Registers

Chair: Min-Erh Wang (University of Oxford)

Aatreyee Ghosh (Leiden University)

Looking from the Verandah: Interrogating the Border-Spaces of Port Towns Canton and Batavia through the Historical Fiction of Amitav Ghosh and David Mitchell

Alexander Petrov (Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences)

The Development of Colonial Ports in Russian America

Nagihan Haliloğlu (Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul)

Sensing and Resisting the Colonial Port in Istanbul in Leonard Woolf and Halide Edib’s Writing

12:00–13:00 Keynote: Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Yvonne Liao

13:00–13:10 Closing Remarks

Facilitator: Olivia Durand

 

Sonic Circulations 1900-1950, Senate House, London, June 2019


Sonic Circulations 1900-1950: Musical Thought, Scientific Fantasies, Global Contexts

CfP Deadline: 15 January 2019

Senate House, University of London, 24-25 June 2019, in association with the Institute of Musical Research.

Confirmed keynote speakers: James Q. Davies (University of California, Berkeley), Gascia Ouzounian (University of Oxford)

Conference respondents: Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University), John Tresch (The Warburg Institute, London)

From the first human flight in 1903, to the aftermath of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, science and technology in the first half of the twentieth century veered between the utopian and the malevolent. Conceived as idea, as material, and as praxis, science and technology prompt questions about mediation, ethics, marginalisation, space, and power. The time is ripe to interrogate the place of sound and music within the social worlds, political structures, and discourses of the early twentieth century, a period shaped by global uncertainty, military conflict, human displacement, and the legacies of scientised colonialism.

This conference, the second meeting of the ‘Sonic Circulations’ research network, will explore the intersections of scientific, technological, and musical discourses in the global contexts of the first half of the twentieth century. We invite a wide range of papers positioned at the nexus of (ethno)musicology, cultural studies, STS, history of science, and sound studies. Responding to intensifying scholarly preoccupation with science, technology, and music in the Enlightenment and nineteenth century, this conference seeks to cast our attentions forward in time, bringing together scholars from diverse fields and academic contexts. In particular, submissions are encouraged to foreground social dynamics, to bring questions of power or historical erasure to bear where science, technology, and music meet, to interrogate hegemonies, or to expand the range of critical/theoretical perspectives and voices that might be mobilised in this field, particularly beyond those from overrepresented geographical centres.

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes + questions) or panels (90 minutes) are warmly invited. Abstracts may address, but need not be limited to:

– Modernity and temporality: futures and pasts

– Performing, staging, screening, and writing science, technology, music, and modernity

– Materials (including technologies of music: acoustics, recording, radio, scores etc)

– Abstractions, ideologies, metaphors (e.g. reciprocity between ideas in techno-scientific and musical thought and practice)

– People/agents, for instance relationships between scientists, technologists, musical thinkers, performers and others

– Power, coloniality (including labour, race, class, gender)

– Transnational perspectives, conflict and war

– Ethics and philosophy

– (Inter)-discipline and methodology

Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be sent to soniccirculations@gmail.com by 15 January 2018. Please include title, name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and a short biography (50-80 words). Applicants will be notified of the outcome by mid-February.

There will be a registration fee for the conference, covering refreshments and lunches.

Programme Committee: Emily I. Dolan (Harvard University), Arman Schwartz (King’s College, London), Emily MacGregor (Harvard University/Royal Holloway, University of London).

For further queries please contact Dr Emily MacGregor: Emily.MacGregor@rhul.ac.uk

http://www.soniccirculations.com/londonconference

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Popular songs in the 19th Century

organized by

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

 

LUCCA, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto

30 November – 2 December 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca and Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «Popular songs in the 19th Century», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from 30 November to 2 December 2019.

Even if its manifestation differs within the cultural areas in which it appears, the vogue of “popular song” seems to become a transnational phenomenon around the years 1820-1830. Following a period of political affirmation and education via the use of songs (during the French Revolution), this repertoire draws on traditional songs that, although often older (sometimes as old as the fifteenth century), are revived. The political and esthetic purposes of these productions remain to be investigated on a european scale.

The aim of this conference is multifaceted: from the investigation of the history of the nineteenth-century song from the beginning of the century up to the First World War, through evaluation and assessment of the repertoire, of the public and of the performance venues, to the isolation and identification of points of contact between different cultures from a global geographical perspective (Francophone, English-speaking, German, Italian, Spanish).

The possible answers to the essential question ‘What is popular song?’ acquire a central role in this context, since they concern not only its physical manifestations–the circumstances and places of performance of this repertoire–but also its meaning and significance: how the repertoire itself reflects the society of its origins.

The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

  • The Definition of “Popular Song” in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Literary Sources of the Repertoire
  • Musical Influences on the Repertoire
  • The Different Genres of Popular Song
  • Authors, Performers and Public
  • The Types of Entertainment Venues
  • The Production System of the Song in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Geography of the Song in Urban Spaces
  • Dissemination Through Editions, Press, etc.
  • The Cultural and Social Role of Popular Song

Programme Committee:

  • Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Étienne Jardin (Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française)
  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Michela Niccolai (LaM, Université libre de Bruxelles et IHRIM, Lyon2, Lyon)
  • Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Derek Scott (University of Leeds)
  • Michela Niccolai (LaM, Université libre de Bruxelles et IHRIM, Lyon2, Lyon)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume.

Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography.

All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Sunday 28 April 2019*** to <conferences@luigiboccherini.org>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.

The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the half of May 2019, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date.

For any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Massimiliano Sala

conferences@luigiboccherini.org

www.luigiboccherini.org

RASMB-IMS 2019 Conference: MUSICAL AND CULTURAL OSMOSES IN THE BALKANS

Bucharest, 2–6 September, 2019

Call for Papers

The National University of Music in Bucharest in collaboration with the IMS Regional Association for the Study of Music of the Balkans announce an International Musicological Conference on the subject Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans. The conference will take place at the National University of Music Bucharest, on 2–6 September, 2019.

The purpose of the International Musicological Conference is to promote interaction, research, discussion and intercultural dialogue among musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers and students from Romania, the Balkans and other countries with an interest on the different local musical traditions in South-East Europe and their interactions to the Mediterranean and broader region.

The conference strongly encourages debating subjects such as art music in the Balkans and its interactions with Western Europe traditions, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine chant, methodologies and new trends in Musicology and Ethnomusicology/Music Anthropology of the Balkans, current issues and approaches in Music Education in the Balkans, music and political regimes.

Proposal may address (but are not limited to) the following categories that fall under the topic of the conference:

  1. Art Music in the Balkans
  2. Byzantine and post-Byzantine chant
  3. Musical encounters: Silk roads across Mediterranean area to Asia
  4. Ethnomusicology – Anthropology
  5. Methodologies and new trends in Musicology and Music Theory
  6. Music and politics

The official conference language is English. However, participants can present in Romanian, having submitted prior to the conference and at a set deadline a translation of the final paper in English.

Proposals are invited for:

  • 20-minute papers
  • Panels of up to four presentations (90 minutes).

Abstracts of 20-minute papers should not exceed 300 words and panels’ proposals should contain the description of the panel’s subject (no more than 100 words) and an abstract (no more than 300 words) for each paper included in the panel.

All proposals should be sent electronically as an attachment to the following email address: IMS2019bucharest@unmb.ro with the subject line: Musical and Cultural Osmoses in the Balkans.

The attachment should include the following information as well:

  • Name(s) of the author(s) and institution affiliation (if applicable)
  • Type of proposal
  • Title of the paper/panel proposal
  • Short biographical note of the author(s) (100 words)

Full audiovisual equipment and adequate technical support is available for all presentations.

Important dates:

  • Abstracts of proposals/panels: no later than 22 February 2019
  • Notification of approval: no later than 22 March 2019
  • Submission of finalised papers (only in cases of translated papers from Romanian to English): no later than 1 August 2019

Registration fees:

Participants: 30 Euros (10 Euros for students, including PhD candidates)

Date and venue:

Bucharest, 2–6 September, 2019, National University of Music Bucharest, 33 Știrbei Vodă Str., Sector 1, 010102 Bucharest, Romania (http://www.unmb.ro).

Contact information:

Further instructions and details will soon be posted on the conference webpage: ims2019bucharest.ro.
See also: http://www.musicology.org/networks/ra/rasmb
Announcements will also appear on the webpage of the National University of Music Bucharest (http://www.unmb.ro) and the New Europe College (http://www.nec.ro).