2nd International Congress The Musical Heritage of the Crown of Aragón

The 1st International Conference on The Musical Heritage of the Crown of Aragón was held in Valencia (Spain) in 2019 and was a pioneering initiative in the approach to the musical history shared by the regions that made up this political and cultural entity which lasted until the 18th century. However, the aims of the Conference went above and beyond pure musicological debate; a further objective was to encourage reflection on the routes available today to inform other professionals and society in general about the knowledge gleaned from research. In short, to establish dialogue among the various agents who are part of the integral process of acquiring and transferring knowledge, such as musicologists, historians, educators, performers and communicators. The success of the 1st Conference has led to a 2nd Conference being organised which will continue to study this theme in great depth and will take place in Valencia (Spain) from 28th to 30th January 2021.

Having reviewed the current state of historical research in the 1st Conference, this 2nd Conference will present recent progress made in research through ten papers which will be presented in two of the available sessions. The first session will be monographically devoted to Jaime I and his era and the second session will deal with a selection of courtly contexts for music between the 15th century and the beginning of the 18th century in different regional areas of the Crown of Aragón. There will also be two sessions set aside for knowledge transfer, education and dissemination, with papers and round tables. Other activities will also be included, such as concerts, book presentations and a visit to the old monastery, San Miguel de los Reyes.

The Conference will also be receptive to the presentation of subjects freely chosen by researchers who wish to publicly convey the results of their latest research into the historico-geographical context of the ancient Crown of Aragón. Proposals for papers on the history of the music of the Crown of Aragón (12th century -1707), knowledge transfer and education will be accepted in Spanish, Valenciano/Catalán, Italian and English:

o Music in the royal courts and those of the nobility. 
o Music under the patronage of the Church.
o Musical activities promoted by civil institutions.
o Music networks in the cities.
o Music and secular and religious ceremonies. o Soundscape.
o Development of music in private spaces.
o Manufacture of musical instruments.
o Biographies and prosopographies of musicians.
o Social history of musicians.
o Repertoires of plain song, polyphony and instrumental music.
o Musical sources.
o Teaching of music. Musical treatises.
o Knowledge transfer, innovation, dissemination via exhibitions, digital technology, databases, music publishing, training researchers and teachers in the musical heritage of the Crown of Aragón.
o Creating modern educational resources.

Research linking the various areas of the Crown of Aragón or comparing the situation within the Crown of Aragón with other political entities will have preference.

The time limit for each paper (in Spanish, Valenciano/Catalán, Italian or English) will be 15 minutes. In view of the current pandemic, a video recording may be made to replace an in-person presentation. This must be sent to the secretary before 21st January 2021 and it will be played in the conference hall for the time limit corresponding to the paper.

Anyone wishing to propose a paper must send the title and an abstract of between 250 and 300 words (written in such a way that the identity of the author is secret), in a Word document, to the Conference Secretary: info.fund@culturalcdm.eu (Ana Jiménez). The deadline for proposals is 30h November 2020.

The Scientific Committee will be responsible for selecting the papers and the Secretary will advise the people selected before 7th December 2020. Once advised that their work is accepted, those selected must register and make the corresponding payment of 30 euros.

Scientific Committee

Antonio Ezquerro Esteban (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).
Antoni Furió (Universitat de València).
Maricarmen Gómez Muntané (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Tess Knighton (ICREA/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Francesco Zimei (Istituto Abruzzese di Storia Musicale (L’Aquila-Teramo)).

Conference Management

Rosa Isusi Fagoaga.
Francesc Villanueva Serrano.

Secretary

Ana Jiménez.

Organised by:

Associació Cultural Comes and Fundació Cultural CdM.

Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product

Central European University invites application to a 10-day summer school held in Budapest on July 1-10, 2019 from practicing professionals as well as graduate students and junior researchers active in the field of research and teaching of related subjects (musicology, ethnography, heritage studies in its broadest sense, management, marketing and tourism studies, minority studies, etc.). Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.

The course explores various aspects of musical heritage management creating audience development-focused, yet socially conscious business policies – a contemporary and viable approach to responsible arts management. It also includes a field trip providing both a unique opportunity to get further insights into research methods and a real-life experience of traditional music.

Course faculty includes distinguished scholars like Martin Stokes (Department of Music, King’s College London, UK) and Jonathan Stock (School of Music and Theatre, University College Cork, Ireland).

Extended deadline for applications is May 15. More information on the course website .

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