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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The Women in Global Music Network is pleased to host the International Conference Women at the Piano 1848–1970, University of California, Irvine, 17–19 March 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 1 November 2022.

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