CFP: [Religion] Sacred Music in the Habsburg Empire 1619â1740 and Its Contexts

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Dr. Tassilo Erhardt
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Sacred Music in the Habsburg Empire 1619â€"1740 and Its Contexts

Roosevelt Academy (University of Utrecht), Middelburg, The Netherlands
5â€"8 November 2009


Sacred music at the Austrian Habsburg courts existed within a complex
environment in which liturgy, theology, literature, art, architecture,
and politics were tightly interwoven. Also as a cultural export product
at the borders of the Empire, such as Bohemia, Moravia, Hungary and the
Low Countries, this music interacted â€" positively or negatively â€" with
local traditions. The symposium seeks to explore this cross-disciplinary
interaction for the period from the beginning of the reign of Ferdinand
II (1619) to the death of Charles VI (1740).

The sessions will be held over two days and will take place in the
attractive surroundings of Middelburg’s late medieval town hall. Limited
grants towards travel and subsistence may be available for younger
scholars, those without university affiliation, and scholars from Central
and Eastern Europe. Selected contributions will be published in a volume
of proceedings.

Proposals are invited for
- individual papers of 20 minutes duration (followed by 10 minutes for
questions and discussion).
- round-table sessions of up to two hours (three or four papers)
including discussion.

Individuals may submit one proposal in the form of
- an abstract of not more than 250 words (individual papers).
- a summary of not more than 250 words and abstracts of up to 250 words
for each participant (round-table sessions).

Abstracts and papers may be written/presented in English or German.
Acceptance of a proposal will be at the discretion of the programme
committee. The abstract should be preceded by the name, institution,
postal address, phone no., and email address of the author and may be
submitted electronically (plain text, MS Word, RTF) to Tassilo Erhardt
The deadline for proposal submission is 15 April 2009.

Programme committee:
Herbert Seifert, Steven Saunders, Robert Rawson, Tassilo Erhardt

For further information please contact:
Dr. Tassilo Erhardt
Roosevelt Academy
Lange Noordstraat 1
NL-4331 CB Middelburg
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31-(0)118-655515
Fax: +31-(0)118-655508

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