CFP: Joseph Joachim: Identities / Identitäten International bilingual Conference

Event Details

Date: 3 - 5 April 2020

CFP Deadline: 20 Sep 2019

Location: Musikhochschule Karlsruhe
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Katharina Uhde, Michael Uhde, Mirjam Boggasch


Presentation Format: individual papers of 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes Q & A

Conference Themes

1) History, Nationalism, Race, and Identity Politics (Jewish identity, two "fatherlands" (Hungary/Germany), legacy in Hungary and Germany, etc.)

2) Joachim as a Composer (genres, performance histories of his own works, aesthetics, politics, intersections between performing and composing, etc.)

3) Performance and Interpretation
(Joachim as a violinist, violist, conductor, quartet member, virtuoso, celebrity, improviser; the intersections between performing and composing, Joachim's musical identity through interaction with, and in relation to spaces, etc.)

4) Joachim, Institutions, and Institutional Politics 
(Joachim as a pedagogue and as an institutional and public figure, etc.)

5) Joachim in his Relationships, Family, and Circle (Amalie Joachim geb. Schneeweiss; Gisela von Arnim; Joachim in the context of his families in Austria, England, Germany, Hungary; his relationships, correspondence and network, including Mendelssohn, Clara and Robert Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Wagner, the von Arnims, von Bülow, Max Bruch, the Herzogenbergs, Philipp Spitta, etc.)

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Proposals should be submitted in the form of a Microsoft Word attachment which includes the name, contact details, and institutional affiliation (if any), and a short biographical note of no more than 150 words. The conference languages are German and English.

Please submit abstracts to katharina[dot]uhde[at]valpo[dot]edu by 5pm CT by Friday, 20 September 2019.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their submission by Friday, 25 October 2019.

Sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, this is a small conference. 

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