The 19th Biennial International Baroque Music Conference

The 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music

Early music

Date and time
15 - 19 Jul 2020 (9:00am - 5:30pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Map and Directions

To be announced.

The 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music will be hosted by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham City University, UK) from Wednesday 15 July to Sunday 19 July 2020.
The conference committee invites proposals for: 

  • Individual papers of 20 minutes in duration (followed by questions and discussion)
  • Lecture-recitals of 30 minutes in duration (followed by questions and discussion)
  • Themed and round-table sessions of 90 minutes in duration, including discussion
  • Poster presentations

Proposals in any area of Baroque music (c.1600–c.1750) are welcome. Given the setting in a conservatoire, those that relate to performance and performance practice would be particularly appreciated. All presentations must be given in English.
The committee actively wishes to encourage doctoral and early career researchers to participate. To this end a number of fee waivers will be made available to both PhD students and to post-docs (up to two years since graduation) without institutional affiliation. The awards will be given to those proposals considered by the Organising committee to be the strongest: applicants should indicate when submitting their proposal that they wish to be considered for the scheme. (For further details see the Guidance Notes). All doctoral students, regardless of whether or not they apply for a fee waiver, must also include a letter of recommendation from their supervisor; all post-doc researchers applying to the fee-waiver scheme must include a supporting statement from an established academic familiar with their work. 
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is midnight (UK time) on Friday 17 January 2020
Individuals may submit one proposal in the form of an abstract of not more than 250 words (individual papers, lecture-recitals, poster presentations), or not more than 350 words (round-table sessions). For lecture-recitals please also attach the repertoire and a sample recording.

The abstract should be preceded by information under the following headings:

  • Name
  • Institution (where applicable)
  • Postal address
  • Phone
  • E-mail Address
  • Presentation type (paper, lecture-recital, round table, poster)
  • For doctoral students only: a letter of recommendation from a supervisor must be included

Abstracts should be emailed to:
Dr Carrie Churnside ( by attachment (MS word file or .rtf format are required). Please back up the attachment with a plain-text version in the main email.
Birmingham Baroque 2020 Conference Committee
Organising Committee
Carrie Churnside (Chair)
Martin Perkins
Helen Roberts
Graham Sadler
Jamie Savan
Jeffrey Skidmore
Shirley Thompson
Colin Timms
John Whenham
Programme Committee
Rebekah Ahrendt
Gergely Fazekas 
Giulia Giovani
Massimiliano Guido
Alan Howard
Rebecca Herissone
David Irving
Theodora Psychoyou
Robert Rawson
Michael Robertson
Stephen Rose
Yo Tomita
David Vickers

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