Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Music Patronage in Italy from the 15th- to the 18th- Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2019
  2. “From Field to Fiddle” – Historical Gut Strings in Production and Performance, Bern, 19–20 November 2019
  3. Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra in Contemporary Contexts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20–22 November 2019
  4. Post-ip’19 – 5th International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance, Aveiro, Portugal, 21-23 November 2019
  5. The Modern Musick-Master: Historischer und historisch informierter Musikunterricht, Basel, 21-23 November 2019
  6. The Past and Present in a Musical Work, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 26–28 November 2019
  7. Who is the ‘I’ that Performs?: Enacting Musical Identities, Ghent, 28–29 November 2019
  8. Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain, London, 29 November 2019
  9. French Music Analysis Conference 2019 (Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2019 – JAM19), Paris, 29–30 November 2019
  10. Skalkottas Today, Athens, 29 November–1 December 2019
  11. Popular songs in the 19th Century, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2019
  12. Music in the Context of Culture, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2-4 December 2019.
  13. Technology in Musical Performance Symposium (TiMP), Birmingham, UK, 3 December 2019.
  14. Ignacio Jerusalem 250: Galant Musics in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and the New World, Baeza, Spain, 3–5 December 2019
  15. Heitor Villa-Lobos and Europe, On the 60th Anniversary of His Death, Lisbon, 6-7 December 2019
  16. Music and Politics in the 1930s, Melbourne, 7–8 December
  17. “Conflict-/-Collaboration” 42nd Musicological Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne, 7–9 December 2019
  18. Music of Great Britain and Russia: Parallels and Intersections, Moscow, 9–11 December 2019
  19. Sound (of) Space Symposium, London, 11 December 2019
  20. IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 12–14 December 2019
  21. Yuri Falik: Metamorphoses of Life And Work, St. Petersburg, Russia, 13–15 December 2019.
  22. Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond, Lucca, Italy, 14–16 December 2019
  23. Les champs musicaux et sonores de la barbarie moderne, Poitiers, 18-20 December 2019
  24. Media and Communications and Music at Kingston University Present – BTS (방탄소년단) A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project, London, 4–5 January 2020
  25. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Milton Keynes, 9–11 January 2020
  26. Documenting Jazz Conference 2020, Birmingham, UK, 16–18 January 2020
  27. SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 17–18 January 2020
  28. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education, London, 24 January 2020
  29. II International Conference Wind Bands in Focus: Band Research Paradigms in Spain, Jaén, Spain, 30–31 January 2020
  30. ‘Don’t mention the C Word’ – Re-assessing the Meaning and Impact of Censorship in Opera, Leeds, UK, 5 February 2020
  31. Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, Waco, Texas, 6–8 February 2020
  32. Popular Music: Society, Politics, and History, Strasbourg, 7 February 2020
  33. British-Russian Crossroads: Cultural and Historical Exchanges of Words and Music, St Petersburg, 15 February 2020
  34. Capitalist Realism: 10 Years On, Huddersfield, UK, 15–16 February 2020
  35. Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020, Salzburg, 21–2 February 2020
  36. Musical Women in Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century, Manchester, UK, 24–26 February 2020
  37. Beethoven 2020: Analytical and Performative Perspectives, Amsterdam, 29 February – 1 March 2020
  38. The Construction of National Identity in Music, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 14–15 March 2020.
  39. Transnational approaches and Cosmopolitan localisms. 4th Biennal de Música Isabelina, Madrid, 20–21 March 2020
  40. Researching Music – Education – Technology (MET2020), London, 23–24 March 2020
  41. Parole del Metastasio – Opera and Emotions in Eighteenth-Century Europe, Madrid, 25–27 March 2020
  42. Fail Better: Sharing Challenges and Learning in Classical Music Innovation, Maastricht, 27–28 March 2020
  43. Beethoven the European, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 March 2020
  44. Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3–5 April 2020
  45. Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Valletta, Malta, 24–25 April 2020
  46. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  47. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  48. Early Recordings: The Impacts of a Transformative Technology, London, 23 April 2020
  49. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  50. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  51. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  52. The Reformed Theology and Spirituality of Music: From the Reformation to the Present, Enschede, Netherlands, 13–15 May 2020
  53. IASPM Benelux International Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 14–16 May 2020
  54. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  55. Memory, Identity and the Remediation of Musical Lives, London, 29–30 May 2020
  56. Music and the Moving Image Conference 2020, New York, 29–31 May 2020
  57. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  58. What does Democracy Sound Like? Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century, Huddersfield, UK, 18–19 June 2020
  59. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  60. 3rd AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance, Montecassiano, Italy, 27–28 June 2020
  61. Schumann’s Faust on the Verges of Music Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, 27–28 June 2020
  62. International Conference on Musical Form, Newcastle, UK, 30 June – 1 July 2020
  63. Song Studies 2020 – Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Songs and Practices of Singing (1200-today), Ghent, Belgium, 1–3 July 2020
  64. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020, Huddersfield, UK, 2–5 July 2020
  65. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020
  66. Decolonising the Musical University, Edinburgh, 23–24 July 2020
  67. Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2020), Birmingham, 23–25 July 2020
  68. North American British Music Studies Association Ninth Biennial Conference, Illinois, USA, 23–26 July 2020
  69. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020
  70. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  71. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  72. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  73. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  74. SEMPRE Autumn Conference: The Role of Music Psychology Research in a Complex World, Leeds, UK, 10–11 September 2020
  75. 1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference, Newcastle, UK, 17–18 September 2020
  76. Warsaw Autumn Festival and the Iron Curtain, Warsaw, 17–18 September 2020
  77. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21-26 September 2020
  78. Financing Music in Europe from the 18th to the Early 20th Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  79. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  80. Music and Science from Leonardo to Galileo, Lucca, Italy, 13–15 November 2020
  81. 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
  82. ‘Women Are not Born to Compose’: Female Musical Works from 1750 to 1950, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 November 2020
  83. Music and Resistance, Lucca, Italy, 11–13 December 2020
  84. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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