CfP: The State We’re In: Directions in Researching post-1900 British Music (University of Surrey)

University of Surrey:
“The State We’re In: Directions in Researching post-1900 British Music”
16-17 April 2015 – University of Surrey, Guildford
Deadline for proposals: Friday 5 December, 2015 – 5.00pm GMT
Conference website:

The last thirty years have witnessed a surge of interest in the study of British music since 1900 and a number of landmark publications. Among a diverse body of work, the concept of ‘British modernism’; the role of theory and analysis versus cultural and reception history; the question of the cultural value of indigenous music; and issues of national musical identities in the face of radical change internationally, a declining Empire, an increasingly multicultural society, and strengthening nationalisms within the constituent British nations, have proved to be major – and contested – themes. This initial, exploratory conference is intended as the first step in the establishment of a new research network. It will incorporate several keynote € ¦’±perspectives’ on the state of research from within academia and the music profession, and conclude with an open meeting concerning the goals of the proposed network. We warmly encourage papers on any aspect of music in Britain since 1900, and particularly welcome submissions from research students as well as more established scholars.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent as abstracts of not more than 300 words to .

Dr Joanna Bullivant (University of Nottingham)
Dr Christopher Mark (University of Surrey)

Enquiries should be directed to Chris Mark, c.mark at
Supported by the Royal Musical Association

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