The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
Ninth Biennial Conference: Global Intersections in the Music of the 18th Century
March 19–21, 2020, Stockholm, Sweden
In collaboration with the
Royal Swedish Academy of Music

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The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music will hold its ninth biennial conference Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Stockholm, Sweden, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. SECM members and colleagues around the world are invited to submit proposals on all aspects of eighteenth-century music. Proposals addressing musical interconnections between the Americas and Europe in the eighteenth century are particularly welcome. Presentations may be formal papers (30-minute slots), panel discussions (45-minute slots) or in alternative formats (30–45-minute slots). Presentations will be given in English.

Submit your proposal (up to 350 words) as an e-mail attachment in pdf format to program chair Janet K. Page at Please provide two versions of the abstract, one with title and abstract only and one including name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, institutional affiliation or city, and AV requirements. Students will also attach a brief note from the principal advisor in support of the proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals and supporting material is 11:59 pm (Central time), September 1, 2019. We expect to announce the program in early October.

Students are invited to submit proposals for a dissertations-in-progress session. Each student selected will give a 20-minute presentation, which will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion by a panel of scholars. The presentation will explain the topic; describe its relationship to scholarship and how it breaks new ground; summarize the sources and methods; and explore some facet in detail. One polished chapter may also be submitted, but that is optional. The proposal will consist of a 350-word abstract and a table of contents; please submit two versions as above, and note that your submission is for the dissertations-in-progress session. Students selected for the session will submit the presentation by March 1 2020; the optional chapter will be submitted at the same time. This material will be made available to the panel before the conference.

Students may apply for the Society’s Sterling E. Murray Award for student travel. For further information, see here. The application deadline is October 15, 2019.