The Historical Performance Institute of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music invites the submission of abstracts for its eighth-annual international conference—”Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity”—to be held in person at the Indiana University Bloomington campus, May 19-21, 2023. Since its inception in May 2016, the event has attracted attendants from over a dozen countries.
The three-day gathering will again bring together scholars/performers to present new research and methodological approaches, engage in conversation, and consider emergent areas in field research. Prospective participants working within academic disciplines adjacent to music are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Our featured keynote speakers will be Dr Laurie Stras (University of Southampton, UK) and Dr Ireri E. Chávez-Bárcenas (Bowdoin College). Immediately following the conference is the Bloomington Early Music Festival (May 21-28), centering on the theme, “Early Music Crossroads: Iberia, Arabia, and Latin America.”
“Questi esercisi mi sono di molto gusto”: Early modern women, teaching and learning music through performance
Dr Laurie Stras (University of Southampton, UK)
Sounding race in early modern Puebla de los Ángeles
Dr Ireri E. Chávez-Bárcenas (Bowdoin College)
Submission of Abstracts
Please send abstracts via email with the subject line—HPI Conference Abstract 2023—to Dr Michael Stiles (email@example.com) no later than March 10, 2023. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by email, with final notifications sent on March 20. Abstracts may focus on any subject relevant to historical performance, from the Middle Ages through to the early-twentieth century, emphasizing but not limited to:
- Non-Western European performance traditions
- Ethnography and critical theory in historical performance research
- Cultural representation in early music scholarship and performance
- Historical improvisation and partimento
- Early music theory and performance
- Source studies
- Early recorded sound
- HIP: modern relevance, entrepreneurship, and cultural production
Guidelines for abstracts (maximum 250 words):
Submissions should offer research at the doctoral (or post-doctoral) level, or at an equivalent level of experience. Abstracts should be cogently written and concise, intelligible to non-specialists, and
- Propose an original, evidence-based argument or perspective with relevance to performance practice
- Show depth of familiarity with previous research linked to the proposed topic
- Articulate the research’s broader and/or specific contributions to the field
Papers run at a 30-minute maximum, with 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. Email submissions should contain two copies of the abstract: one with the applicant’s name, email address, postal address, and institutional affiliation (or “independent scholar”), and a second version with no contact information included in the file/document for anonymous screening by the assessment committee.
A full conference schedule will be available by April 1. For those who wish to attend as auditors, please contact HPI administrator, Dr Michael Stiles (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Registration Fees: $75, 3 days | $50, 2 days | $25, 1 day
Registration will open on March 1.
Discounts are available; please inquire.
May I kindly ask for the abstracts submitted for the recent HPI conferences? Best regards.
Yes–send us your email address and we will send along a past conference program.