Conference: Musical Interactions, 1400–1650

Datum konání: 
14. 9. 2022, 0:00 to 17. 9. 2022, 0:00

praha_1562.jpg?itok=67PJW3zm The Institute of Musicology, Charles University, and the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Science (project OMNF), together with the KU Leuven (project CELSA), are organizing a conference with the title Musical Interactions, 1400–1650. 

Hosted by the Institute of Musicology of Charles University and the Czech Museum of Music.

The conference is organized as part of projects CELSA Musical Interactions between the Low Countries and Central Europe, 1400-1650, led by David Burn and Lenka Hlávková, and EXPRO Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Lands in the Centre of 15th-century Music Developments, led by Hana Vlhová-Wörner (see and


Conference dates: 14-17 September 2022

Conference venue: Prague, Czech Museum of Music (Karmelitská 2/4, Praha 1) [MAP]


Musical interaction is a common topic in scholarly literature, yet the notion itself is still not fully theorized. Narrow approaches to it have often resulted in the marginalization of repertories and produced music-historical narratives unduly centralized around dominant traditions. This conference aims to shed new light on contexts, dynamics, and outcomes of musical interactions between regions in Europe and overseas from the late Middle Ages to the early modern era. It aims in particular to reassess repertories that have been neglected in, or left out of, mainstream music-historical accounts. The conference will contribute to reassessing the concepts of centre and periphery and to laying the methodological foundation of a new music-historical paradigm. Diverse methodologies, including both manual and computational approaches, are encouraged.


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The complete program with abstracts is available in this online document.