Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences


  1. Imaging Emigration––Translating Exile: Cultural Translation and Knowledge Transfer on Alternative Routes of Escape from Nazi Terror in/via Austria, Vienna, 1–3 April 2019
  2. CHRÓNOS. An International Multi-Disciplinary Percussion Symposium, Brownsville, TX, USA, 4–5 April 2019
  3. Leopold Mozart and Life in the Age of Enlightenment, Salzburg, 4–6 April 2019
  4. Syntagma Musicum, 1619–2019, Ljubljana, 8–9 April 2019
  5. Patterns – Models – Dеsigns, Sofia, 8–9 April 2019
  6. “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – In Search of the Composer’s Idiom: Poetics, Stylistics, and Technique, Poznań, 9–10 April 2019
  7. Italian Musical Migration to the British Isles, 1700-1950, Birmingham, 10 April 2019
  8. International conference ‘Musical composition: from intention to opus’, Moscow, 9–11 April 2019
  9. National Musical Cultures in the Central and South-Eastern Europe: Initiatives and Arguments, Development and Dialogue, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 11 April 2019
  10. The Multivalent Voice in Transcultural Music-Making, Istanbul, 11–13 April 2019
  11. Rhythm Changes Conference, Graz, 11–14 April 2019
  12. International Forum for Young Art Researchers Science Spring – 2019, Moscow, 16–19 April 2019
  13. Again and Again: Musical Repetition in Aesthetics, Analysis and Experience, London, 25–6 April 2019
  14. Nordic Music RMA Study Day, York, 29 April 2019
  15. Third Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Musicology with and without Borders”, Tblisi, Georgia, 2–3 May 2019
  16. Sensing Colonial Ports and Global History: Agency, Affect, Temporality, Oxford, 2–3 May 2019
  17. Musica Scotica Annual Conference, Stirling, 3–5 May 2019
  18. NoiseFloor 2019, Stoke-on-Trent, 7–8 May 2019
  19. On the Record: Critical Approaches to the Musical Theatre Cast Album, Sheffield, 9–10 May 2019
  20. Singing Speech and Speaking Melodies: Musical Theatre (1650-1918), Oviedo, Spain, 9–11 May 2019
  21. The Work Level in RISM, Mainz, 9–11 May 2019
  22. The Art Song Platform: Traditions and Current Practices, London, 10 May 2019
  23. Historical Keyboard Society of North America Eighth Annual Meeting | Il Gusto Italiano: Italian Style and Transalpine Exchanges in Early Keyboard Music, Huntsville, Texas, USA, 13–15 May 2019
  24. Interdisciplinary conference “Orgelpredigten in Europa (1600-1800). Musiktheoretische, theologische und historische Perspektiven”, Regensburg, 16–18 May 2019
  25. Fourth Annual Conference, “Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity”, Bloomington, IN, USA, 17–19 May 2019
  26. The Culture-Making Role of Musical Patronage. Contexts – Meanings – Perspectives, Wrocław, Poland, 22–4 May 2019
  27. Royal Music Association Study Day, The Classical Musician in the 21st Century, Cambridge, 23 May 2019
  28. Beethoven in the periodical press: reception, perceptions and discursive uses of his figure and his music (XIX-XXI centuries) (7th MUSPRES), La Rioja, Spain, 23–4 May 2019
  29. International Conference ‘Explicitly Intertextual Music since 1890’, Gdańsk, 23–4 May 2019
  30. Explicitly Intertextual Music since 1890, Gdańsk, 23–24 May 2019
  31. Words, Music and Gender, Maribor, Slovenia, 24–5 May 2019
  32. The Yugoslav Idea in/of Music, Novi Sad, Serbia, 25-6 May 2019
  33. The 2nd International Conference on Performance and Creativity: Historical Keyboard Music 1700–1850, Hong Kong, 27–9 May 2019
  34. World of Bob Dylan, Tulsa, 30 May to 2 June 2019
  35. Music and Sonic Art: Theories and Practices, Karlsruhe, 31 May–2 June 2019
  36. Harmonisation and the Law – an interdisciplinary approach to legislative drafting, London, 4 June 2019
  37. The Unwritten in Sources of Notated Music: Reconstruction, Editing, Interpretation, and Extrapolations, Paris, 6–7 June 2019
  38. Narrativity and Popular Music, London, 7 June 2019
  39. Sounds of Mass Media: Music in Journalism and Propaganda, Växjö, Sweden, 7–10 June 2019
  40. Music and Visual Culture in Renaissance Italy, Sheffield, 13–15 June 2019
  41. Futures of the Real, London, 14 June 2019
  42. Domenico Scarlatti: Forwards and Backwards. 14th FIMTE Conference, Mojácar, Andalusia, 14–15 June 2019
  43. Clara Schumann (née Wieck) and her World, Oxford, 15–16 June 2019
  44. Music and Democracy: beyond Metaphors and Idealization, Huddersfield, 21 June 2019
  45. Early Recordings: Past Performing Practices in Contemporary Research, London, 22 June 2019
  46. Sonic Circulations 1900-1950, Senate House, London, 24–5 June 2019
  47. Opera and the City: Technologies of Displacement and Dissemination, Lisbon, 24–5 June 2019
  48. The Operatic Century: European Opera in Latin America during the Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1914), Cambridge, 25 June 2019
  49. Song, Stage and Screen XIV, Leeds, 26–9 June 2019
  50. Making Musical Works in Early Modern Europe 1500-1700: Composition, Improvisation, Notation and Performance, London, 27 June 2019
  51. Music and the Arts in England, c. 1670–1750, Hamburg, 27–9 June 2019
  52. Eighteen Century Theatre Capitals: from Lisbon to St. Petersburg, Queluz, Portugal, 27–9 June 2019
  53. Musicology Today: 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Maynooth, 28–30 June 2019
  54. Hidden Archives, Hidden Practices: Debates about music-making, Aveiro, Portugal, 28–30 June 2019
  55. AEMC Conference on Music, Communication and Performance 2nd Edition, Montecassiano, Italy, 29–30 June 2019
  56. RMA/KVNM Postgraduate International Research Symposium in Musicology, Amsterdam, 29 June 2019
  57. Moving Horns: Worldwide Migrations in Horn Playing, Ghent, 2–6 July 2019
  58. Audience Research in the Arts Conference, Sheffield, 3–5 July 2019
  59. International Conference “Rethinking The Three-Cornered Hat A Hundred Years Later”, Granada, Spain, 3–5 July 2019
  60. Punk Pedagogies, Lincoln, 4–5 July 2019
  61. Un/masking. On a mimetic form, Munich, 4–6 July 2019
  62. The “Other” Voice: High Male Voices between Gluck and Rock, Nuremberg, 5–7 July 2019
  63. IMS2019 Lucerne: Agency and Identity in Music, Lucerne, 7–10 July 2019
  64. Bach Network Dialogue Meeting 2019, Cambridge, 8–11 July
  65. Sex, Gender, and the Erotic in Russian Music, Vipiteno, Italy, 9-12 July 2019
  66. RMA Music and Philosophy 7th Biennial Conference 2019, London, 11–12 July 2019
  67. Is there a medieval ‘music and philosophy’? (themed session at RMA Music and Philosophy 7th Biennial Conference 2019), London, 11–12 July 2019
  68. Jewish Music in South Germany—History, Exile, Continuance, Munich, 12‒13 July 2019
  69. International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS), Melbourne, 16–20 July 2019
  70. ‘SotonMAC 2019’ and the Music Analysis Summer School 2019, 27–31 July 2019
  71. The Guitar Century (c. 1880-1980): Global Trends and Local Contexts, Melbourne, 2–4 August 2019
  72. Just P(l)ay! Music as Labour, Reichenau an der Rax, Austria, 7–9 August 2019
  73. Music and Disruptive Pasts: Between the Popular and the Arcane, Milton Keynes, 21–2 August 2019
  74. Musical Instrument Collectors and Collections, Oxford, 23–5 August 2019
  75. RASMB-IMS 2019 Conference: MUSICAL AND CULTURAL OSMOSES IN THE BALKANS, Bucharest, 2–6 September 2019
  76. Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor, 4–6 September 2019
  77. Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference. Sound, Voice & Music WG: Listening Across, Guildford, 4–6 September 2019
  78. New Takes on Recorded Music: Performance, Creativity, Technology, Guildford, 5–6 September 2019
  79. Music in the body – body in music: The body at the intersection of musical practice and discourse, Göttingen, 5–6 September 2019
    Music and Sound Design for the Screen, Maynooth, 6–7 September 2019
  80. Eleventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Huddersfield, 8–10 September 2019
  81. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 11–13 September 2019
  82. 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days, Vienna, 12–13 September 2019
  83. Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology – CIM 19. “Embodiment in Music”, Graz, Austria – 26–8 September 2019
  84. Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations. International Moniuszko Congress, Gdańsk, 27–8 September 2019
  85. Transnationalism and Transculturalism in Canadian Music, 1969-2019, Ottawa, 29 September 2019
  86. MUSIC AND SPATIALITY – 13th Biennial International Conference on Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 4–6 October 2019
  87. TCPM 2019 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Lisbon, 9–11 October 2019
  88. REEM-BASEES 2019 Annual Conference – In memoriam Stuart Campbell, Durham, 12 October 2019
  89. Music, Arts and Politics: Revolutions and Restorations in Europe and Croatia 1815-1860, Zagreb 16–19 October 2019
  90. Performing Arts and Technical Issues in the 19th Century, Lucca, 18–20 October 2019
  91. IMSEA Conference 2019, Suzhou, China, 18–20 October 2019
  92. In, from, and towards the Americas – Musical Migrations: Transnational Communities, Oral History and Cultural Memory. II MUSAM International Conference, Madrid, 24–5 October 2019
  93. PSYCHOLOGY AND MUSIC ̶ Interdisciplinary Encounters, Belgrade, 24 – 26 October 2019
  94. IV ARLAC Conference, Buenos Aires, 5–9 November 2019
  95. Ka-Ching! The Sound of Money Economic, social and aesthetic aspects of money in music, Kiel, Germany, 7–10 November 2019
  96. Opera in Musical Theater: History and Present Time, Moscow, 11–13 November 2019
  97. Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture, Hobart, Tasmania, 13–15 November 2019
  98. Music Patronage in Italy from the 15th- to the 18th- Century, Lucca, Italy, 16–18 November 2019
  99. Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra in Contemporary Contexts, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20–22 November 2019
  100. Skalkottas Today, Athens, 29 November–1 December 2019
  101. Popular songs in the 19th Century, Lucca, Italy, 30 November–2 December 2019
  102. Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond, Lucca, Italy, 14–16 December 2019
  103. Les champs musicaux et sonores de la barbarie moderne, Poitiers, 18-20 December 2019
  104. BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference, Milton Keynes, 9–11 January 2020
  105. 15th International Congress on Musical Signification, Barcelona, 4–8 September 2020
  106. RMA Annual Conference 2020, London, 8–10 September 2020

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