Friday, 3 April 2009
SACRED MUSIC IN THE HABSBURG EMPIRE 1619-1740 AND ITS CONTEXTS
ROOSEVELT ACADEMY, UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT
MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
5 - 8 NOVEMBER 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sacred music at the Austrian Habsburg courts existed within a complex environment in which liturgy, theology, literature, art, architecture, and politics were tightly interwoven. Also as a cultural export product at the borders of the Empire, such as Bohemia, Moravia, Hungary and the Low Countries, this music interacted – positively or negatively – with local traditions. The symposium seeks to explore this cross-disciplinary interaction for the period from the beginning of the reign of Ferdinand II (1619) to the death of Charles VI (1740).
The sessions will be held over two days and will take place in the attractive surroundings of Middelburg’s late medieval town hall. Limited grants towards travel and subsistence may be available for younger scholars, those without university affiliation, and scholars from Central and Eastern Europe. Selected contributions will be published in a volume of proceedings.
Proposals are invited for
- individual papers of 20 minutes duration (followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion).
- round-table sessions of up to two hours (three or four papers) including discussion.
Individuals may submit one proposal in the form of
- an abstract of not more than 250 words (individual papers).
- a summary of not more than 250 words and abstracts of up to 250 words for each participant (round-table sessions).
Abstracts and papers may be written/presented in English or German.
Acceptance of a proposal will be at the discretion of the programme committee. The abstract should be preceded by the name, institution, postal address, phone no., and email address of the author and may be submitted electronically (plain text, MS Word, RTF) to Tassilo Erhardt (t.erhardt at roac.nl).
The deadline for proposal submission is 15 April 2009.
Herbert Seifert, Steven Saunders, Robert Rawson, Tassilo Erhardt
For further information please contact:
Dr. Tassilo Erhardt
Email: t.erhardt at roac.nl
Deadline: 15 Apr 2009