Category Convegni e Call for papers

Images of Nineteenth-Century French Musical Life (Venice, Palazzetto Bru Zane, 6-7 December 2021)

The Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM) and ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts in association with

Centre de musique romantique française, Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice are announcing the symposium IMAGES OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH MUSICAL LIFE Venice, Palazzetto Bru Zane, 6-7 December 2021

The implementation of new printing techniques in the 1840s advanced the publication of images in mass circulation newsmagazines, which were able to offer their readers for the first time plentiful illustrations of contemporary events. These illustrations visually supplement writings on music of the time, communicate with the music criticism, and document the reception of music performed in concert halls, theaters, salons and in other public places. Although the newsweekly L’illustration, which appeared in 1843, is the most prolific French newsmagazine—publishing by the end of the century over 3,300 illustrations of musical life—it is certainly not the only one visually documenting nineteenth-century music events in France, in Europe and beyond. Nor is the press the only media offering reflections of musical life during this period. One also sees music recognized in photography, extensively in caricatures, and also in miniature statuettes.

The conference invites proposals for papers on any aspect of French musical life in the 19th century as reflected in the visual sources:
– Interior and exterior architecture of concert and theater spaces
– Performances and reception of opera and other genres of musical theater

– Chamber and orchestral performances
– Performances of traditional music
– Marketing and sales of musical instruments
– Portraiture of French composers and music performers
– Street performances, fairs, open air ceremonies with music
– French music in French overseas possessions and colonies
– Methodological issues concerning the study, capture and indexing of images included in the 19th- century press
– Bibliographical research identifying illustrated French journals with significant musical content Papers on French musical life of other periods, based on visual sources, may be also considered.

The conference’s keynote speaker will be H. Robert Cohen, who with the assistance of Sylvia L’Écuyer and Jacques Léveillé, published an index to and the reproduction of L’lllustration’s musical engraving in a three-volume printed set (Québec, 1982–1983). Recognizing the significance of L’Illustration as an important source for the study French musical life, the Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM) recently digitized all music-related images published through 1899. The resulting searchable open-access database which contains an index and reproduction of the images, will be inaugurated during the conference.

Program committee:
Zdravko Blazekovic, ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts Étienne Jardin, Centre de musique romantique française, Palazzetto Bru Zane Benjamin Knysak, the Répertoire international de la presse musicale

English is preferred language for the conference presentations. Abstracts of 250–300 words may be submitted before 1 July 2021 to:

Zdravko Blazekovic

Research Center for Music Iconography
City University of New York, The Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309

Convegno internazionale di studi con il patrocinio del Centro studi Giacomo Puccini (6-7-8 maggio 2021, via Zoom)

«Non avendo libretto che cosa faccio della musica?»
Il libretto di Puccini dalla genesi alla realizzazione scenica

“In Search of the Lost Voice. The Reconstruction of Incomplete Polyphonic Masterpieces ” (Spring School, Vicenza, 26-30 aprile 2021)

L’International Spring School “In Search of the Lost Voice. The Reconstruction of Incomplete Polyphonic Masterpieces ” (Vicenza, 26-30 aprile 2021) è organizzata dall’Università di Padova in collaborazione con il Conservatorio “A. Pedrollo” di Vicenza ed è dedicata al tema della ricostruzione delle parti mancanti nella polifonia incompleta. L’iniziativa si rivolge a tutti e prevede conferenze, lezioni, case-studies e laboratori in cui i partecipanti si cimenteranno nella ricostruzione di una parte mancante sotto la guida di un tutor. I laboratori sono riservati a studenti, dottorandi e giovani ricercatori italiani e stranieri selezionati sulla base del curriculum vitae. Eventuali interessati sono pregati di contattarmi (

L’iniziativa si terrà online.

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Aural Architectures of the Divine. Sacred Spaces, Sound and Rites in Transcultural Perspectives (Call for papers, deadline 30 June 2021)

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Florence, 24–26 February 2022

Università degli Studi di Firenze,

Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo (SAGAS)

Concept: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann and Dr. Tobias C. Weißmann

Conference Committee: Prof. Dr. Mila De Santis, Prof. Dr. Antonella D’Ovidio, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann and Dr. Tobias C. Weißmann

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Le musiche d’arte del XXI secolo in prospettiva storica (giornata di studi, 13 aprile 2021)

Martedì 13 aprile 2021 – Diretta Teams
Per iscrizioni:

Seminario Internazionale di Musicologia (eventi online, 15 marzo-3 maggio, 2021)

Seminario Internazionale di Musicologia
Prima edizione, a cura di
Luca Aversano, Maria Teresa Arfini e Giovanni Guanti

Mina. La voce del silenzio: presenza e assenza di un’icona pop (Convegno, 25/26 marzo 2021, Università degli Studi di Torino)

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XXVIII Convegno Annuale della SIdM (Call for papers, Roma, 29-31 ottobre 2021)


Roma, Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia

29-31 ottobre 2021

Call for papers

Il ventottesimo Convegno Annuale della SIdM si svolgerà a Roma dal 29 al 31 ottobre 2021, e sarà organizzato in collaborazione con l’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia. Durante il convegno avrà luogo l’assemblea annuale dei soci.

Il convegno annuale della SIdM costituisce un’importante occasione di incontro e interazione scientifica tra gli studiosi. Anche quest’anno siamo lieti di poter estendere le opportunità di partecipazione offrendo ai soci la possibilità di presentare, oltre alle consuete relazioni, anche poster relativi a progetti in itinere.

Le proposte vanno inviate entro il 15 giugno 2021 seguendo le indicazioni che trovate in allegato o sul sitoweb:

IMSEA Virtual Conference for Graduate Students and Early Career Scholars (Call for papers, 23-24 ottobre 2021)

The Musicological Discipline in East Asia: Practices, Trends, Topics

The Regional Association for East Asia of the International Musicological Society (IMSEA) cordially welcomes submissions for the 2021 Virtual Conference for Graduate Students and Early Career Scholars. This event takes the place of the now postponed sixth biennial IMSEA conference in Daegu, Korea (rescheduled to 2022), and is intended to provide a forum specifically for junior scholars to share their research internationally during the current calendar year.

Eligibility for participation: Presenters must be music researchers who are enrolled in a doctoral study program or have received their doctoral degrees no earlier than 2016. They need not reside, work, or study in East Asia; however, as there will be no conference registration fee, they must be members of IMS or have signed up for membership by the event’s starting date.

Conference theme: We invite proposals for presentations in any topic of musical scholarship, but especially encourage and will give preference to submissions which discuss the musicological discipline in East Asia. Possible areas include the following, which however is not an exhaustive list:

  • past, present, and future research directions and methodologies
  • research materials (archives, digital resources, ethnographic resources, etc.)
  • institutional practices and conventions
  • representative topics of scholarship

Conference languages: Any language of presentation is welcome, however presentations in English are strongly encouraged in order to facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas. (Note that the choice of language will not impact the likelihood of an abstract’s acceptance. If the presentation is to be given in a language other than English, then we recommend that an English translation be displayed on-screen or distributed via a Word or PDF file.) Abstracts must be written in English for the purposes of the program committee’s review.

Each speaker will be allotted thirty minutes, with twenty minutes for the presentation and ten minutes for Q&A.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2021.

Abstract submission page: Please access the following website and complete the form: Online abstract submission form

If you cannot access the page, then please send an e-mail to We will send you the submission form via email.

Maximum length of abstracts: 2000 characters including spaces for each individual abstract.

Notification of accepted submissions: 15 July 2021

Global Musicology – Global Music History. Virtual Conference. 25–27 Gennaio 2022(Call for papers)

We seek to interrogate ‘global music history’ as both a field and methodology against the geopolitical realities of a ‘global musicology’. We invite papers that engage with the rich potential of ‘global music history’ within, adjacent to, and/or against ‘global musicology’.

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