Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Bach at the Dawn Of 2020 – Reception And Imaginaries In The Digital Era, Dresden, 20–27 September 2019
  2. 8th International Scientific Meeting for the Study of Sound and Musical Instruments – Organological Congress, Belmonte, Portugal, 20–22 September 2019
  3. Correct, but not Beautiful Performance II: Deciphering the Hidden Messages in 19th century Notation, Vienna, 23–25 September 2019
  4. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – CIM 19. “Embodiment in Music”, Graz, Austria – 26–8 September 2019
  5. Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations. International Moniuszko Congress, Gdańsk, 27–8 September 2019
  6. Transnationalism and Transculturalism in Canadian Music, 1969-2019, Ottawa, 29 September 2019
  7. Media of Hate: Representations of Religious Persecution and Repression in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge, 3–4 October 2019
  8. MUSIC AND SPATIALITY – 13th Biennial International Conference on Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 4–6 October 2019
  9. International Artistic Jazz Research Symposium, Vienna, 6 October 2019
  10. TCPM 2019 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Lisbon, 9–11 October 2019
  11. Russian Music in Britain – British Music in Russia, Moscow, 10–11 October 2019
  12. Our music, our world: wind bands and local social life, Aveiro, Portugal, 10–12 October 2019
  13. TTU Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process, Lubbock, Texas, 11–13 October 2019
  14. REEM-BASEES 2019 Annual Conference – In memoriam Stuart Campbell, Durham, 12 October 2019
  15. Music Research in Slovenia in the Past and Present, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14–15 October 2019
  16. Music, Arts and Politics: Revolutions and Restorations in Europe and Croatia 1815-1860, Zagreb 16–19 October 2019
  17. Baroque Festivals between the Sacred and the Profane: Europe and the Atlantic, Loures, Portugal, 17–19 October 2019
  18. Performing Arts and Technical Issues in the 19th Century, Lucca, 18–20 October 2019
  19. Società Italiana Di Musicologia. 26th Annual Conference, Matera, Italy, 18–20 October 2019
  20. IMSEA Conference 2019, Suzhou, China, 18–20 October 2019
  21. In, from, and towards the Americas – Musical Migrations: Transnational Communities, Oral History and Cultural Memory. II MUSAM International Conference, Madrid, 24–5 October 2019
  22. PSYCHOLOGY AND MUSIC ̶ Interdisciplinary Encounters, Belgrade, 24 – 26 October 2019
  23. Grieg Now! IGS International Conference and Workshop 2019, Bergen, 24–7 October 2019
  24. FTSG Study Day on Phrase: Rhythm, Function and Closure, Leeds, 26 October, 2019
  25. Hands-On Research Symposium: from artistic practice to artistic research, Aveiro, Portugal, 28 October–3 November 2019
  26. Music and Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Durham, 1–2 November 2019
  27. IV ARLAC Conference, Buenos Aires, 5–9 November 2019
  28. Rethinking Austrian and German Music Studies, Guildford, UK, 6 November 2019
  29. SEMPRE Autumn Conference, Bath, 7–8 November, 2019
  30. Ka-Ching! The Sound of Money Economic, social and aesthetic aspects of money in music, Kiel, Germany, 7–10 November 2019
  31. Iconography as a Source for Music History – RMA Study Day, London, 9 November 2019
  32. Opera in Musical Theater: History and Present Time, Moscow, 11–13 November 2019
  33. Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture, Hobart, Tasmania, 13–15 November 2019
  34. ENIM 2019 – 9th Conference on Musical Research, Lisbon, 14–16 November 2019
  35. “Performing Clara Schumann”, Ithaca, New York, 16–17 November 2019
  36. Music Patronage in Italy from the 15th- to the 18th- Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2019
  37. “From Field to Fiddle” – Historical Gut Strings in Production and Performance, Bern, 19–20 November 2019
  38. Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra in Contemporary Contexts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20–22 November 2019
  39. Post-ip’19 – 5th International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance, Aveiro, Portugal, 21-23 November 2019
  40. The Past and Present in a Musical Work, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 26–28 November 2019
  41. Who is the ‘I’ that Performs?: Enacting Musical Identities, Ghent, 28–29 November 2019
  42. French Music Analysis Conference 2019 (Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2019 – JAM19), Paris, 29–30 November 2019
  43. Skalkottas Today, Athens, 29 November–1 December 2019
  44. Popular songs in the 19th Century, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2019
  45. Music in the Context of Culture, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2-4 December 2019.
  46. Technology in Musical Performance Symposium (TiMP), Birmingham, UK, 3 December 2019.
  47. Ignacio Jerusalem 250: Galant Musics in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and the New World, Baeza, Spain, 3–5 December 2019
  48. Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, On the 60th Anniversary of His Death, Lisbon, 6-7 December 2019
  49. Music and Politics in the 1930s, Melbourne, 7–8 December
  50. “Conflict-/-Collaboration” 42nd Musicological Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne, 7–9 December 2019
  51. Music of Great Britain and Russia: Parallels and Intersections, Moscow, 9–11 December 2019
  52. IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 12–14 December 2019
  53. Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond, Lucca, Italy, 14–16 December 2019
  54. Les champs musicaux et sonores de la barbarie moderne, Poitiers, 18-20 December 2019
  55. Media and Communications and Music at Kingston University Present – BTS (방탄소년단) A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project, London, 4–5 January 2020
  56. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Milton Keynes, 9–11 January 2020
  57. Documenting Jazz Conference 2020, Birmingham, UK, 16–18 January 2020
  58. SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 17–18 January 2020
  59. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Waco, Texas, 6–8 February 2020
  60. Popular Music: Society, Politics, and History, Strasbourg, 7 February 2020
  61. Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Salzburg, 21–2 February 2020
  62. The Construction of National Identity in Music, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14–15 March 2020.
  63. Transnational approaches and Cosmopolitan localisms. 4th Biennal de Música Isabelina, Madrid, 20–21 March 2020
  64. Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2020), London, 23–24 March 2020
  65. Beethoven the European, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 March 2020
  66. Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3–5 April 2020
  67. Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Valletta, Malta, 24–25 April 2020
  68. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  69. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  70. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  71. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  72. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  73. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  74. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  75. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  76. 3rd AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance, Montecassiano, Italy, 27–28 June 2020
  77. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020, Huddersfield, UK, 2–5 July 2020
  78. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020.
  79. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020.
  80. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  81. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  82. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  83. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  84. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21-26 September 2020
  85. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  86. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 20223rd of December 2019 – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City UniversityBach at the Dawn Of 2020 – Reception And Imaginaries In The Digital Era, Dresden, 20–27 September 2019
  87. 8th International Scientific Meeting for the Study of Sound and Musical Instruments – Organological Congress, Belmonte, Portugal, 20–22 September 2019
  88. Correct, but not Beautiful Performance II: Deciphering the Hidden Messages in 19th century Notation, Vienna, 23–25 September 2019
  89. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – CIM 19. “Embodiment in Music”, Graz, Austria – 26–8 September 2019
  90. Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations. International Moniuszko Congress, Gdańsk, 27–8 September 2019
  91. Transnationalism and Transculturalism in Canadian Music, 1969-2019, Ottawa, 29 September 2019
  92. Media of Hate: Representations of Religious Persecution and Repression in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge, 3–4 October 2019
  93. MUSIC AND SPATIALITY – 13th Biennial International Conference on Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 4–6 October 2019
  94. International Artistic Jazz Research Symposium, Vienna, 6 October 2019
  95. TCPM 2019 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Lisbon, 9–11 October 2019
  96. Russian Music in Britain – British Music in Russia, Moscow, 10–11 October 2019
  97. Our music, our world: wind bands and local social life, Aveiro, Portugal, 10–12 October 2019
  98. TTU Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process, Lubbock, Texas, 11–13 October 2019
  99. REEM-BASEES 2019 Annual Conference – In memoriam Stuart Campbell, Durham, 12 October 2019
  100. Music Research in Slovenia in the Past and Present, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14–15 October 2019
  101. Music, Arts and Politics: Revolutions and Restorations in Europe and Croatia 1815-1860, Zagreb 16–19 October 2019
  102. Baroque Festivals between the Sacred and the Profane: Europe and the Atlantic, Loures, Portugal, 17–19 October 2019
  103. Performing Arts and Technical Issues in the 19th Century, Lucca, 18–20 October 2019
  104. Società Italiana Di Musicologia. 26th Annual Conference, Matera, Italy, 18–20 October 2019
  105. IMSEA Conference 2019, Suzhou, China, 18–20 October 2019
  106. In, from, and towards the Americas – Musical Migrations: Transnational Communities, Oral History and Cultural Memory. II MUSAM International Conference, Madrid, 24–5 October 2019
  107. PSYCHOLOGY AND MUSIC ̶ Interdisciplinary Encounters, Belgrade, 24 – 26 October 2019
  108. Grieg Now! IGS International Conference and Workshop 2019, Bergen, 24–7 October 2019
  109. FTSG Study Day on Phrase: Rhythm, Function and Closure, Leeds, 26 October, 2019
  110. Hands-On Research Symposium: from artistic practice to artistic research, Aveiro, Portugal, 28 October–3 November 2019
  111. Music and Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Durham, 1–2 November 2019
  112. IV ARLAC Conference, Buenos Aires, 5–9 November 2019
  113. Rethinking Austrian and German Music Studies, Guildford, UK, 6 November 2019
  114. SEMPRE Autumn Conference, Bath, 7–8 November, 2019
  115. Ka-Ching! The Sound of Money Economic, social and aesthetic aspects of money in music, Kiel, Germany, 7–10 November 2019
  116. Iconography as a Source for Music History – RMA Study Day, London, 9 November 2019
  117. Opera in Musical Theater: History and Present Time, Moscow, 11–13 November 2019
  118. Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture, Hobart, Tasmania, 13–15 November 2019
  119. ENIM 2019 – 9th Conference on Musical Research, Lisbon, 14–16 November 2019
  120. “Performing Clara Schumann”, Ithaca, New York, 16–17 November 2019
  121. Music Patronage in Italy from the 15th- to the 18th- Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2019
  122. “From Field to Fiddle” – Historical Gut Strings in Production and Performance, Bern, 19–20 November 2019
  123. Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra in Contemporary Contexts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20–22 November 2019
  124. Post-ip’19 – 5th International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance, Aveiro, Portugal, 21-23 November 2019
  125. The Past and Present in a Musical Work, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 26–28 November 2019
  126. Who is the ‘I’ that Performs?: Enacting Musical Identities, Ghent, 28–29 November 2019
  127. French Music Analysis Conference 2019 (Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2019 – JAM19), Paris, 29–30 November 2019
  128. Skalkottas Today, Athens, 29 November–1 December 2019
  129. Popular songs in the 19th Century, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2019
  130. Music in the Context of Culture, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2-4 December 2019.
  131. Technology in Musical Performance Symposium (TiMP),
  132. Ignacio Jerusalem 250: Galant Musics in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and the New World, Baeza, Spain, 3–5 December 2019
  133. Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, On the 60th Anniversary of His Death, Lisbon, 6-7 December 2019
  134. Music and Politics in the 1930s, Melbourne, 7–8 December
  135. “Conflict-/-Collaboration” 42nd Musicological Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne, 7–9 December 2019
  136. Music of Great Britain and Russia: Parallels and Intersections, Moscow, 9–11 December 2019
  137. IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 12–14 December 2019
  138. Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond, Lucca, Italy, 14–16 December 2019
  139. Les champs musicaux et sonores de la barbarie moderne, Poitiers, 18-20 December 2019
  140. Media and Communications and Music at Kingston University Present – BTS (방탄소년단) A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project, London, 4–5 January 2020
  141. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Milton Keynes, 9–11 January 2020
  142. Documenting Jazz Conference 2020, Birmingham, UK, 16–18 January 2020
  143. SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 17–18 January 2020
  144. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Waco, Texas, 6–8 February 2020
  145. Popular Music: Society, Politics, and History, Strasbourg, 7 February 2020
  146. Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Salzburg, 21–2 February 2020
  147. The Construction of National Identity in Music, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14–15 March 2020.
  148. Transnational approaches and Cosmopolitan localisms. 4th Biennal de Música Isabelina, Madrid, 20–21 March 2020
  149. Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2020), London, 23–24 March 2020
  150. Beethoven the European, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 March 2020
  151. Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3–5 April 2020
  152. Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Valletta, Malta, 24–25 April 2020
  153. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  154. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  155. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  156. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  157. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  158. The Reformed Theology and Spirituality of Music: From the Reformation to the Present, Enschede, Netherlands, 13–15 May 2020
  159. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  160. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  161. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  162. 3rd AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance, Montecassiano, Italy, 27–28 June 2020
  163. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020, Huddersfield, UK, 2–5 July 2020
  164. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020.
  165. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020.
  166. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  167. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  168. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  169. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  170. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21-26 September 2020
  171. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  172. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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