International Conference: Women at the Piano 1848–1970

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

International Conference: Women at the Piano 1848–1970

The Department of Music is pleased to host the International Conference Women at the Piano 1848–1970, March 17– 19, 2023, organized by Joe Davies and Natasha Loges.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jann Pasler (University of California, San Diego)

This conference seeks to broaden out – historically and geographically – the discourse surrounding professional women pianists between 1848 and 1970. These years witnessed sustained interest in public piano performance, both onstage and in recording, against a backdrop of socio-political and technological change, from the 1848 revolutions, through two World Wars, to the decline of imperialism and the rise of second-wave feminism. The conference not only contributes to developments in gender studies, but also explores the piano as an instrument of globalism, colonialism, and mobility, with particular implications for women.

The Call for Papers can be viewed here, with proposals due by November 1, 2022.

The conference is generously supported by the University of California, Irvine, the European Commission, and the Women in Global Music Network (WIGM).

Program Committee:
Jeanice Brooks (University of Southampton)
Joe Davies (University of California, Irvine)
Sophie Fuller (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)
Nicole Grimes (University of California, Irvine)
Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King’s College London)
Yvonne Liao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Natasha Loges (Hochschule für Musik Freiburg)

Posted Date: 
July 22, 2022