Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. SIBE+20 Music and Dance Research – Practices of Social and Political Responsibility, Aveiro, Portugal, 14–17 October 2020.
  2. Musical Networking in the ‘Long’ 19th Century, Zagreb, 15–17 October 2020
  3. 7th International Conference on Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM 2020), Montréal, 16 October 2020
  4. Financing Music in Europe from the 18th to the Early 20th Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  5. Società Italiana di Musicologia 27th Annual Conference, Siena, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  6. Society for Musicology in Ireland: 18th Annual Plenary Conference (Online), 29–31 October 2020
  7. Music – Musicology – Interpretation, Belgrade, 22–24 October 2020
  8. Workshop: Women in Nineteenth-Century Czech Musical Culture, Prague, 23 October 2020
  9. 10th Anniversary International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tbilisi, Georgia, 27–31 October 2020
  10. Thanatos in Contemporary Music: from the Tragic to the Grotesque, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (via Zoom), 30–31 October 2020
  11. The 21st Century Guitar, Lisbon, 2–5 November 2020
  12. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  13. Keeping Silent, Listening, Speaking Up: Voice and Silence in Audience-Response to Arts and Literature, Nancy, France, 4–6 November 2020
  14. Body and Corporeality in 20th and 21st Century Music, Graz, Austria, 5–6 November 2020
  15. Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century, Huddersfield, UK, 6 November 2020
  16. EDI in Music Studies Network Launch Event, 13 November 2020
  17. 2020 AMS-SMT Virtual Annual Meeting, 7–8 and 14–15 November 2020
  18. Radio and the Sound of Modernism, Leeds, UK, 10 November 2020
  19. Music and Science from Leonardo to Galileo, Lucca, Italy, 13–15 November 2020
  20. In Search of Perfect Harmony: Giuseppe Tartini’s Music and Music Theory in Local and European Contexts, Ljubljana and Piran, Slovenia, 16–17 November 2020
  21. Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Teleology, Vilnius, Lithuania, 18–20 November 2020
  22. ENIM 2020 – 10th Conference on Musical Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 19–21 November 2020
  23. 1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration (ANV) 2020, 23–4 November 2020
  24. XI Meeting for Researchers in Musical Poetics of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries – Constructing Beethoven, 23–7 November 2020
  25. Musical Works and Cultural Traditions, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 24–25 November 2020
  26. Bach and Italy, Turin, 26–28 November 2020
  27. 36th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain, London, 27 November 2020
  28. Musicology and Its Future in Times of Crises, Zagreb, Croatia, 27–28 November 2020
  29. ‘Women Are not Born to Compose’: Female Musical Works from 1750 to 1950, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 November 2020
  30. Through the Prism of Chopin: Reimagining the 19th Century. International Chopinological Congress, Warsaw, 1–4 December 2020
  31. musichildren’20 | 2nd International Symposium: “Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Composers, Performers and Educators, Aveiro, Portugal, 8–10 December 2020
  32. Shakespeare and Music: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Universities of Manchester and Huddersfield, 10–11 December 2020
  33. Enrique Morente: Memory and Heterodoxy in Flamenco, Granada, 10–12 December 2020
  34. Re-envisaging Music: Listening in the Visual Age, Siena, Italy, 10–12 December 2020
  35. 12th International Symposium “Music in Society”, Sarajevo, 10–12 December 2020
  36. Interrogating Sources: Prokofiev, Words and Music, Metz, France, 11–12 December 2020
  37. Music and Resistance, Lucca, Italy, 11–13 December 2020
  38. Sound Instruments and Sonic Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Bradford, UK, 15–16 December 2020
  39. BFE-RMA Research Students’ Conference, Cambridge, 12–14 January 2021
  40. Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray (1840–1910): International Conference, Paris, 14–15 January 2021
  41. Sounds of the Pandemic, Florence, 16 December 2020
  42. Naturalising Sounds: How Instrumental Music is (Made) National, Regensburg, 22–23 January 2021
  43. Sinn und Präsenz in Improvisation, Berlin, 29–31 January 2021
  44. Historical Fictions Research Network 2021, Online, 18–21 February 2021
  45. Society for Christian Scholarship in Music Annual Meeting, Macon, Georgia, USA, 25–27 February 2021
  46. Beyond Sovereignism: New perspectives on Fausto Torrefranca, Rome, 11–13 March 2021
  47. Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Study Day, Cardiff, 20 March 2021
  48. PERSONALIA, Sofia, Bulgaria, 13–15 April 2021
  49. Technique of Musical Сomposition: Нistorical Avatars, Moscow, 13–15 April 2021
  50. Worldwide Music Conference, Prague, 22–23 April 2021
  51. Marginalised Voices and Figures in French Festival Culture, 1500–1800, London, 24–25 April 2021
  52. Music Performance as creation, Lisbon, 5–7 May 2021
  53. Reframing the Golden Age Musical: Methods, Sources, Performance, Carmel, Indiana, 12–14 May 2021.
  54. 4th Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bayreuth, 24–26 June 2021
  55. 8th Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music & Philosophy Study Group, London, 1–2 July 2021
  56. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020/2021, Huddersfield, UK, 1–4 July 2021 (Rescheduled)
  57. Medieval and Renaissance International Music Conference 2021, Lisbon, Portugal, 5–9 July
  58. Visualising the Unseen: Music in Visual Culture, Prague, 22–4 July 2021
  59. ESCOM11, Sheffield, UK; Baku, Azerbaijan; Bogota, Colombia; Bengaluru, India; Vilnius, Lithuania; Bydgoszcz, Poland; TBC, South Africa, 28–31 July 2021
  60. Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2021), Birmingham, 29–31 July 2021
  61. The Sixth Biennial Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives Conference, Oxford, 2–6 August 2021
  62. Choral Life in Switzerland, 19th-21st Century, Bern, 17–18 September 2021
  63. Perspectives on Sylvano Bussotti, Giessen, Germany, 29 September–1 October 2021
  64. Music in the Pacific World: Change and Exchange Through Sound and Memory, Taipei, Taiwan, 15–17 October 2021
  65. Authentic, Fake or Mistaken Identity? Creation, Recreation, Deception and Forgery in Music and the Related Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21–22 October 2021
  66. Music and Power in the Long Nineteenth Century, Siena, 2–4 December 2021
  67. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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