10th biennial international conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Country: United Kingdom

City: Glasgow

Abstr. due: 09.01.2015

Dates: 08.07.15 — 10.07.15

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: glasgow@mncb.org.uk

Organizers: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


We are pleased to invite you to the 10th Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, to be held at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 8–10 July 2015. The MNCB conference was founded at the University of Hull in 1997 and for almost twenty years has been a gathering point for scholars who share an interest in music in nineteenth-century Britain from a wide range of disciplines, including musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural, social and economic history, politics, sociology, and cultural geography. You can find more information about the history of the conference at http://www.mncb.org.uk

The 2015 conference will take place in Glasgow, dubbed the ‘second city of the Empire’ by many Victorians and celebrated for its rich architectural legacy and vibrant cultural life. The programme will bring traditional and art musics of the period into dialogue, and feature papers, panels, lecture-recitals, roundtables, performances and workshops. Our keynote speakers will be:

Dr Kirsteen McCue (University of Glasgow)
Professor Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths College)
Professor John Wallace (Emeritus Professor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Contributions are invited on any aspect of music in nineteenth-century Britain, but are particularly welcome on the following themes:

    Music and technology
    Music, language and literature
    Music, cities and Empire
    Music, British identity and the four nations
    Musical Scots at home and abroad
    Continental musicians in Scotland
    Intersections between traditional music, folklore and art music
    Music and dance
    Performance practice, music education, and the conservatoire tradition

Conference Web-Site: http://goldenpages.jpehs.co.uk/2014/08/08/10th-biennial-international-conference-on-music-in-nineteenth-century-britain/