The Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and the Biennial Conference of the American Handel Society will be hosted as a joint meeting this year by the School of Music at the University of Iowa, 23–26 April, 2015. Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014
We welcome proposals on the following topics:
• All aspects of seventeenth-century music and its contexts
• Subjects associated with Handel’s music, life, and times
• Issues that cross boundaries and have relevance to both societies
We especially encourage scholars to submit proposals for plenary sessions that explore music and culture of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, particularly the relationship between Handel and his seventeenth-century predecessors.
Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers of twenty minutes in length, lecture-recitals (forty-five minutes), workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, and panel sessions. For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly represent the title, subject, and argument, and the significance of the findings.
Proposals for presentations in other formats should be of a similar length; they should clearly state and justify the intended format and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered. Those for lecture-recitals must include recordings of the proposed performer(s) playing examples of the same repertory if not the exact proposed work(s).
All proposals should include either the designation “AHS” or “SSCM” to indicate for which society you feel the paper is best suited. Plenary sessions will be formed from the abstracts submitted to both societies; the program committee reserves the right to move papers from one to another society’s sessions as appropriate.
It is the policy of the SSCM that presenters for that society be members in good standing; a presenter may not give an individual paper at two consecutive meetings, nor make more than one presentation at a single meeting. SSCM members who presented at the 2014 conference are eligible to submit proposals for an AHS or plenary session.
The Irene Alm Memorial Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student on a designated SSCM or plenary session.
Proposals of no more than 350 words should be sent no later than midnight October 1, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the conference may be addressed to Wendy Heller, Program Chair SSCM-AHS 2015 at email@example.com.