Music, Theology and Justice
The purpose of this interdisciplinary conference is to gather together scholars interested in exploring further the relationship between music and theology. In particular, the conference will consider theological issues raised by the social practice of music, and implications for justice, ethics, morality.
University of St Michael's College at the University of Toronto
24-25 October 2014
Individual papers, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic pertaining to music in a Christian context are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.
Please send a 250-word abstract for individual papers and lecture-recitals, and a 500-word abstract for panels, including all names, affiliations, and contact information. Send submissions or any questions to scsm.emory.2015 at gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.
12-14 February 2015
The 2015 conference is focused on a sustained reflection about the theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches used to study congregational music. What new methodological approaches whether from the hard sciences, social sciences, humanities, or theological disciplines can be brought to bear on timely research questions, such as congregational music's relation to indigenization, transnationalism, religious experience, and ethics? What new understandings about congregational music are generated with the introduction of theoretical perspectives from, for example, gender studies, postcolonial thought, neuroscience, or political economy? Although the Programme Committee will prioritise papers that bring new insights to any aspect of theory or methodology, papers addressing other topics relevant to Christian congregational music are also welcomed.
They are now accepting proposals (maximum 250 words) for individual papers and for organised panels consisting of three papers. The online proposal form can be found on the conference website at http://congregationalmusic.org/content/proposals. Proposals must be received by 12 December 2014.
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford
4-7 August 2015
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University of Sheffield, UK
6th December 2013
Society for Christian Scholarship in Music 2014 (formerly the Forum for Music and Christian Scholarship)
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Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
21 - 23 February, 2014
Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives
This conference explores the multifaceted interaction between local and global dimensions of Christian congregational singing by drawing from perspectives across academic disciplines, including history, anthropology, sociology, ethnomusicology, and theology.
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK
1-3 August 2013
2013 Charles Wesley Society Annual Meeting
The Charles Wesley Society invites members and guests to participate in its annual meeting, where papers and presentations will seek to interpret and promote the life and work of Charles Wesley.
Note: the August 2013 meeting will be held in Durham, England. For more information, go to: http://charleswesleysociety.org/2013/01/09/2013-conference-august-7-10th/
The Renewal of Sacred Music and the Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New
The conference seeks to explore, through critical analysis, former and present efforts to revive the Church’s sacred liturgy and music, particularly as exemplified by Msgr. Schuler’s work. Questions central to the conference theme include: (1) Which efforts have resulted in a true restoration of the Church’s liturgy and sacred music? (2) Upon which principles has authentic liturgical and musical renewal operated in the past? (3) Which reform actions have had deleterious effects on sacred music and the liturgy? While the conference will focus on sacred music, other aspects of liturgy (theology, history, architecture, documents, etc.) will also be considered for inclusion in the proceedings.
The conference committee welcomes proposals for papers and recital programs related to the conference theme. The deadline for proposals is March 22, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 8, 2013. Proposals must be submitted via email to Jennifer Donelson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete call for participation is available at the conference website: www.musicasacra.com/st-agnes.
The Church of St. Agnes and Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota
13-15 October 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida 31 January - 2 February, 2013
Music and Theology in the European Reformations
This conference will feature leading theologians, historians, biblical scholars and musicologists from throughout Europe and North America and will address the relationship between music and theology during the sixteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the question of reformation in all its forms (Lutheran, Calvinist, Catholic, and Radical).
KULeuven, Heverlee, Belgium 19-21 September 2012
17th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music
The Seventeenth Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music will take place at The University of Edinburgh from Wednesday 27 June to Saturday 30 June 2012.
For the conference program, go to http://sites.ace.ed.ac.uk/c19music/programme.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
27-30 June 2012
Music and Transcendence
An interdisciplinary conference exploring the ways in which music relates to transcendence. Papers consider the ways in which music relates to infinite and 'ultimate' meaning as well as the ways in which music enables the creation of meaning and fulfilment within an 'immanent' frame.
For more information, go to www.musicandtranscendence.ferdiastone-davis.com.
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Music and Liturgical Reform, 1611-Present: A Conference in Honor of the Death of San Juan de Ribera (1532-1611)
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The University of Valencia (Spain)
29 June - 2 July 2011
Arvo Pärt: Soundtrack of an Age
a conference celebrating Arvo Pärt's 75th birthday, featuring interdisciplinary papers with a focus on musical analysis, hermeneutics, performance, media studies, theology, and spirituality
Southbank Centre, London
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Theology,Aesthetics, and Culture: Conversations with the Work of David W. Brown
a forum for careful theological, historical, biblical, philosophical, and literary engagement with five major volumes from David Brown FBA, Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture at the University of St Andrews
St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, Scotland
6-8 September 2010
14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music: BACH Theme
a large biennial conference with around 150 presentations on topics related to Baroque music, including many on Bach and theological themes
Queen's University Belfast
30 June-4 July 2010
'Theology and the Arts': Society for the Study of Theology 2010 Conference
exploring issues such as "What is the relationship between different art forms and other modes of theological interpretation? Is art true, or subjective, or both? What are the limitations of artistic representation? How may art be employed in teaching, whether in church or academy? What are the places of art in prayer and liturgy?"
University of Manchester
12-14 April 2010
Arvo Pärt and Contemporary Spirituality Conference
an examination of Pärt's music using and developing cross-disciplinary methodologies drawing on media studies, theological studies and different analytical approaches to music
25-27 March 2010