XXIst Century Challenges to the History of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics
11-12 June 2018
University of Turin (Italy)
Keynote speakers: Vanessa Agnew, Suzanne Aspden, Philip Bohlman, Martha Feldman, Tomas McAuley
The last forty years of scholarly research on the Eighteenth century and on the Enlightenment have deeply modified, enriched and maybe also confused our understanding of that century, softening the disciplinary boundaries and bringing social, gender and economic issues to the fore.
What impact, if any, have these studies had (or could these studies have) on the history and study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics? Is it still possible to pursue the study of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics as if it were a separate, independent, autonomous realm?
This International conference wishes to tackle these issues, in order to build a more complex and varied picture of XVIIIth Century Musical Aesthetics and to further a fruitful dialogue between musicologists and eighteenth century scholars coming from other disciplinary perspectives.
A programme with abstracts of the free paper's sessions is available at https://xviiithcenturymusicalaesthetics.wordpress.com/programme/
There are no fees for the participation or the attendance of the conference. The conference will be held in English.
Organizers: Maria Semi – Alberto Rizzuti


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