Wednesday, 29 July 2009

CFP: Society for 18th Century Music 4th Biennial Conference (Brooklyn, NY)

8 - 11 APRIL 2010

Located in historic Brooklyn Heights, St. Francis College lies a short walk from the Promenade, an esplanade offering dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the Manhattan skyline across the East River. The area is easily accessible to Midtown Manhattan and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Featured events include a concert on period instruments at the Morris-Jumel Mansion; a concert by Brooklyn College musicians; a tour of downtown Manhattan with stops at the eighteenth-century Fraunces Tavern and other sites; and a visit to the Morgan Library.

We seek to incorporate a wide variety of presentation types, including papers, lecture recitals, panels, considerations of a specific work from different points of view by several speakers, and reports on ongoing projects. Proposals for papers or other activities on any topic relating to music of the eighteenth century are welcome. The SECM Student Paper Award will be given to a student member for the outstanding paper at the conference. Student members of the society who have not received the doctorate before the date of the conference are eligible for the award.

The conference will include a special "dissertations in progress" session for students working on dissertations on eighteenth-century topics who would like to receive feedback from members of the society. Students wishing to participate in this portion of the conference should submit the following items:

-a 250 word dissertation abstract that clarifies the thesis, nature of source material, format, methodology and scope of the project. The abstract must also include a specific statement of one particular aspect/problem/challenge the author is currently confronting as a focus for feedback.

-a table of contents

Abstracts of 250 words for all other proposals must be submitted by 15 October 2009 to Margaret Butler, Program Committee Chair, by email at: butlermr at This date supersedes others previously announced. Only one submission per author will be considered, with preference given to authors who did not present at the 2008 conference in Claremont. Please provide a cover sheet and proposal in separate documents, in MS Word format. The cover sheet should include your name, address, email address, phone number, and proposal title. The proposal should include only the title, abstract, and audio-visual needs. Membership in SECM is encouraged of all participants.

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