The First International Conference on Reformation Musical History and Theology will take place in Kampen, 13-15 May 2020 and is hosted by the Centre for Dutch Reformation Studies (CDRS) of the Theologische Universiteit Kampen.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals which engage with a range of methodologies and perspectives on the Reformed traditions of music in public worship and private devotion, from academic and practice-based viewpoints. Proposals may address, but need not be limited to, the following topics:
- The early modern Reformed theology and spirituality of music: 1520s – 1700s.
- The Reformed practices of church music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
- Music, devotion, and identity in Reformed worship.
- Music, ethics, and spirituality in Reformed churches.
- The Reformed tradition of music as prayer.
- Music, dance, and education in Reformed churches.
- Singing, exile, and piety in Reformed churches.
- Organ music in Reformed churches.
- Relationship between the Reformed practices of church music and its Lutheran counterpart.
- Church music in non-Western Reformed churches (Asia, Africa and Latin America).
- Reforming the Reformed tradition of music: challenge, change and continuity.
Proposals and brief CVs (max. 100 words) should be submitted to the committee via e-mail no later than 1 July 2019.
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13 May 2020
15 May 2020