Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. The Improviser’s Experience; Knowledge, Methodologies, Communication: An RMA Study Day, Huddersfield, UK, 2 April 2020
  2. 1st Queer Forum of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, York, 3 April 2020
  3. Duni: An 18th Century Musician from Matera to the Heart of Europe, Matera, Italy, 3–5 April 2020
  4. Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten, Karlsruhe, Germany, 3–5 April 2020
  5. Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys, 6–8 April 2020
  6. II Conference on artistic research in music of the Pyrenees, Puigcerdà (Girona), Spain, 9–10 April 2020
  7. Research of Young Musicologists, Moscow, 9–11 April 2020
  8. Working in Music, Turku, Finland, 15–17 April 2020
  9. “Musica practica, musica theoretica” – A Musical Work as a Message, Poznań, Poland, 21–22 April 2020
  10. Responses in Music to Climate Change, New York, 21–23 April 2020
  11. Early Recordings: The Impacts of a Transformative Technology, London, 23 April 2020
  12. Ludo2020: Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Valletta, Malta, 24–25 April 2020
  13. Unmasking Max: Peter Maxwell Davies Study Day, Cardiff, 25 April 2020
  14. Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research, Graz, Austria, 6–7 May 2020
  15. Fragility of Sounds, Graz, Austria, 8–9 May 2020
  16. String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe, Auckland, 9–10 May 2020
  17. The Reformed Theology and Spirituality of Music: From the Reformation to the Present, Enschede, Netherlands, 13–15 May 2020
  18. IASPM Benelux International Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 14–16 May 2020
  19. The Motherland Resurrected: Manifestations of Nationalism in Music Since the End of the ‘Short Twentieth Century’, Cambridge, 15 May 2020
  20. Fifth Annual Conference in Historical Performance and International Summit of HP Program Directors in Higher Education, Bloomington, Indiana, 15–17 May 2020
  21. Low End Theories: Understanding Bass Music and Culture Study Day, Bristol, UK, 16 May 2020
  22. Early Music Conference: “Musicking: Culturally Informed Performance Practices”, Eugene, Oregon, 19–23 May 2020
  23. Brain Cognition Emotion Music (BCEM) – The Quartet with a Missing Link, Canterbury, UK, 20–21 May 2020
  24. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Opera, Cambridge, 21 May 2020
  25. Music, Cinema, and Modernism: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America, Turin, 22–24 May 2020
  26. Journées d’Informatique Musicale 2020 (JIM 2020), Strasbourg, 25–27 May 2020
  27. Seventh International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 28–30 May 2020
  28. Memory, Identity and the Remediation of Musical Lives, London, 29–30 May 2020
  29. University of York Music Education Conference 2020: Learner Voice, York, 29–30 May 2020
  30. Music and the Moving Image Conference 2020, New York, 29–31 May 2020
  31. Urban Nostalgia: The Musical City in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Paris, 3 June 2020
  32. Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History, Helsinki, 3–5 June 2020
  33. 3rd International Music and Musicology Doctoral Conference, Paris, 4–6 June 2020
  34. Pre-Existing Music in Screen-Media: Problems, Questions, Challenges, Cleveland, 5–6 June 2020
  35. Early Recordings: Methodologies in Research and Practice, London, 10 June 2020
  36. Gendered Representations in 20th Century American Art & Culture, London, 10–11 June 2020
  37. Radio and the Sound of Modernism, Leeds, UK, 12 June 2020
  38. The Autoethnography of Composition and the Composition of Autoethnography, Glasgow, 17 June 2020
  39. Future Directions of Electroacoustic Music Studies (EMS20), Leicester, UK, 17–20 June 2020
  40. What does Democracy Sound Like? Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century, Huddersfield, UK, 18–19 June 2020
  41. 50+ Years of Creative Music: Anthony Braxton – Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Theorist, Hamburg, 18–20 June 2020
  42. Spem in Alium: 450 Years, Oxford, 19-20 June 2020
  43. Hidden Figures of Screen Music and Sound, London, 23 June 2020
  44. Society for Musicology in Ireland: 18th Annual Plenary Conference, Dublin, 25–27 June 2020
  45. 3rd AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance, Montecassiano, Italy, 27–28 June 2020
  46. Schumann’s Faust on the Verges of Music Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, 27–28 June 2020
  47. 10th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA2020), Aalborg, Denmark, 29 June – 1 July 2020
  48. International Conference on Musical Form, Newcastle, UK, 30 June – 1 July 2020
  49. Song Studies 2020 – Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Songs and Practices of Singing (1200-today), Ghent, Belgium, 1–3 July 2020
  50. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2020, Edinburgh, 1–4 July 2020
  51. 2020 Institute for Russian Music Studies Annual Conference, Vipiteno, Italy, 2–5 July 2020
  52. RMA-KVNM Postgraduate Symposium in Music Research, Rotterdam, 3–4 July 2020.
  53. Religion and Magnificence – Music and Ceremonies at the European Courts in 17th and 18th Centuries, Lisbon, 3–5 July 2020
  54. Tzlil Meudcan 2020, Tel Aviv, 4–9 July 2020
  55. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference 2020: Leisure Pasts, Presents and Futures, Manchester, UK, 7–9 July 2020
  56. Music and Sonic Art: Sounding Identities, Cambridge, UK, 8–10 July 2020
  57. ACMC 2020 : Australasian Computer Music Conference, Canberra, 8–11 July 2020
  58. Myriad Materialities: Towards a New Global Writing of Colonial Ports and Port Cities, Berlin, 10–11 July 2020
  59. Cross-European Summer School on Musical Ability, Finland, Italy, Poland, and the UK, 15–17 July 2020
  60. 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Birmingham, 15–19 July 2020
  61. Music & Eye-Tracking, Frankfurt, 16–17 July 2020
  62. Visualising the Unseen: Music in Visual Culture, Prague, 16–18 July 2020
  63. Decolonising the Musical University, Edinburgh, 23–24 July 2020
  64. Birmingham Music Analysis Conference (BrumMAC 2020), Birmingham, 23–25 July 2020
  65. North American British Music Studies Association Ninth Biennial Conference, Illinois, USA, 23–26 July 2020
  66. 24th IGEB International Conference on Wind Music, Valencia, Spain, 23–27 July 2020
  67. isaScience 2020: Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries, Vienna, 12–16 August 2020
  68. Archaeology of Soundscapes and Soundscapes for Archaeology EAA 2020, Budapest, 26–30 August 2020
  69. Doctors in Performance, Tallinn, Estonia, 2–4 September 2020
  70. Bootleg Opera and Pirate Queens, Bern, 2–4 September 2020
  71. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  72. Beyond the Object and Back: The Role of Collections in Music Museums, London, 6–10 September 2020
  73. Sibelius Conference 2020: Sibelius on the Scene, Hämeenlinna, Finland, 7–9 September 2020
  74. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020
  75. SEMPRE Autumn Conference: The Role of Music Psychology Research in a Complex World, Leeds, UK, 10–11 September 2020
  76. Music and Change Before and After 1990, Vilnius, Lithuania, 10–12 September 2020
  77. Audio Mostly 2020, Graz, Austria, 15–17 September 2020
  78. 1st Biennial Carl Nielsen Studies Conference, Newcastle, UK, 17–18 September 2020
  79. Warsaw Autumn Festival and the Iron Curtain, Warsaw, 17–18 September 2020
  80. Beyond Beethoven, 2020-1770, Ithaca, USA, 17–20 September 2020
  81. Revisiting Austrian and German Music: from the ‘Spring of Nations’ to the Cold War, and launch of the IAGMR (Institute of Austrian and German Music Research), Guildford, UK, 18–19 September 2020
  82. 10th European Music Analysis Congress, Moscow, 21–26 September 2020
  83. Vienna Music Business Research Days 2020, Vienna, 21–23 September 2020
  84. Young Musicology Belgrade 2020. Shaping the Present by the Future: Ethno/musicology and Contemporaneity, Belgrade, 24–26 September 2020
  85. Narrating Musicology: Reviewing the History/Histories of Musicology, Bern, 1–4 October 2020
  86. Like, share and subscribe: Youtube, music and cyberculture before and after the new decade, Lisbon, 2–3 October 2020
  87. Music and the Spanish Civil War, Berlin, 8–10 October 2020
  88. Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs, London, 10–11 October 2020
  89. SIBE+20 Music and Dance Research – Practices of Social and Political Responsibility, Aveiro, Portugal, 14–17 October 2020.
  90. Musical Networking in the ‘Long’ 19th Century, Zagreb, 15–17 October 2020
  91. Financing Music in Europe from the 18th to the Early 20th Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  92. Società Italiana di Musicologia 27th Annual Conference, Siena, Italy, 16–18 October 2020
  93. Music – Musicology – Interpretation, Belgrade, 22–24 October 2020
  94. Workshop: Women in Nineteenth-Century Czech Musical Culture, Prague, 23 October 2020
  95. 10th Anniversary International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tbilisi, Georgia, 27–31 October 2020
  96. The 21st Century Guitar, Lisbon, 2–5 November 2020
  97. Beethoven and the Piano – Philology, Context and Performance Practice, Lugano, Switzerland, 4–6 November 2020
  98. Keeping Silent, Listening, Speaking Up: Voice and Silence in Audience-Response to Arts and Literature, Nancy, France, 4–6 November 2020
  99. Body and Corporeality in 20th and 21st Century Music, Graz, Austria, 5–6 November 2020
  100. Music and Science from Leonardo to Galileo, Lucca, Italy, 13–15 November 2020
  101. 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
  102. Bach and Italy, Turin, 26–28 November 2020
  103. Musicology and Its Future in Times of Crises, Zagreb, Croatia, 27–28 November 2020
  104. ‘Women Are not Born to Compose’: Female Musical Works from 1750 to 1950, Lucca, Italy, 27–29 November 2020
  105. Through the Prism of Chopin: Reimagining the 19th Century. International Chopinological Congress, Warsaw, 1–4 December 2020
  106. Music and Resistance, Lucca, Italy, 11–13 December 2020
  107. Beyond Sovereignism: New perspectives on Fausto Torrefranca, Rome, 11–13 March 2021
  108. Performance Studies Network International Conference 2020/2021, Huddersfield, UK, 1–4 July 2021 (Rescheduled)
  109. ESCOM11, Sheffield, UK; Baku, Azerbaijan; Bogota, Colombia; Bengaluru, India; Vilnius, Lithuania; Bydgoszcz, Poland; TBC, South Africa, 28–31 July 2021
  110. IMS2022: 21st Quinquennial IMS Congress, Athens, 22–6 August 2022

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