The 14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music


Queen's University Belfast, 30 June  – 4 July 2010

Since its inception in the 1980s, the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music has established itself as one of the largest and most important musicological meetings in the academic calendar. It attracts leading established scholars while fostering young and upcoming talent. Previously held in cities such as Dublin, Logroño, Manchester, Warsaw and Leeds, the event takes place for the first time in Northern Ireland.

Queen's University Belfast, Lanyon Building

Taking the symbolism of the number ‘14’ as a starting point, we saw it fitting that the theme of the 14th conference should be BACH.

At the same time, we wish to uphold the fundamental concept of the conference and welcome papers which explore any aspect of Baroque music.

The conference will be held over five days and will include around 150 presentations in 4 parallel sessions, in the form of individual papers and round-table discussions.

Accompanying events include a “Delegates’ Recital”, a “Come and Sing” event and a concert of Irish traditional music which will showcase the unique collections of 18th-century musical materials held at Queen’s University. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discover some of Northern Ireland’s attractions.

A wide range of books on music will be exhibited and offered for sale by Rosemary Dooley and Ashgate Publishing.

The Conference poster is available for download: high resolution (6.4 Mb) / low resolution (1.3 Mb)


Important Dates

Call for papers
Abstract submission
Abstract acceptance notification
Delegates' Concert proposals
Bursary applications     
Revised abstract submission
Registration
             Standard 
             Late
Call for bids to host the next conference  
13 October 2008
15 January 2010
15 February 2010
1 March 2010
19 March 2010
24 May 2010

before/on 31 May 2010, 4pm (BST)
after 31 May 2010, 4pm (BST)
14 June 2010


Conference Charges

  • Full registration (standard and concession) includes full conference attendance, delegate pack and conference bag, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, SMI drinks reception and delegates' concert.
  • Day rate includes lunch and refreshments per day reserved; opening reception and delegates’ concert where applicable.

Early-bird (before/on 31 May 2010)
Standard.......................................................................................................
Concession* (students, retired academics, SMI and RMA members).......
Day rate........................................................................................................

Late (after 31 May 2010)
Standard........................................................................................................
Day rate.......................................................................................................

Conference dinner (includes wine, harp recital and return bus transfer)...

Social activities
Giant's Causeway trip..................................................................................
Pub night......................................................................................................


£135
£100
£60


£160
£80

£45


£20
free

________________

* Proof of status or membership will be required at the time of on-site registration upon arrival.


Conference Organisation

Organising Committee:

Yo Tomita (Chair)
Alison Dunlop, Tanja Kovačević (Coordinators)
Elise Crean (Secretary)
Ian Mills (Artistic Director)

 

S c i e n t i f i c   C o m m i t t e e :

Yo Tomita, Chair (Queen’s University Belfast)
Peter Holman (University of Leeds)
Berta Joncus (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Jan Smaczny (Queen’s University Belfast)
Michael Talbot (Liverpool University)

I n   a s s o c i a t i o n   w i t h :