International Conference: Narrating Musicology. Reviewing the History/Histories of Musicology

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our conference, originally scheduled for October 2020, had to be postponed and will now take place from 5 to 8 September 2021 at the University of Bern. New deadline for submissions: 1st February 2021. Already accepted papers will be part of the programme of the postponed conference.

In November 1996, a musicological colloquium was held at the University of Bern under the title Musikwissenschaft - eine verspätete Disziplin? (‘Musicology - a Delayed Discipline?’). The discussions and outcomes that took place were then published four years later in an anthology of the same title, edited by Anselm Gerhard. The aim of both the conference and the publication was to focus less on specific key people or institutions, and instead foreground general tendencies within the history of musicology: from its beginning in the late 19th century until the time of publication, and with a scope also beyond the German- speaking world. Although this discussion itself was perhaps due sooner, the approach proved essential for considering the history of the musicological discipline as an object of study in itself. In light of the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the Institute of Musicology, we now take the opportunity to once again reflect on these issues:
We invite prospective participants to send their proposals (max. 300 words) for one of the following categories:
Please submit your abstracts to narratingmusicology -at- by the 1st of February 2021. 

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