The American Handel Society will hold its 2021 conference virtually, hosted by Indiana University Bloomington. The provisional dates will be March 11–14, 2021 (subject to change). The conference is anticipated to include scholarly papers, musical performances, and possibly workshops. More details to follow.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society invites the submission of abstracts for papers on any topic connected with Handel’s life and music. We are also interested in proposals using alternative formats that are conducive to the digital environment, such as seminar-based panels, workshops, streaming lecture-recitals, or other creative programming.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words may be sent by October 4, 2020 to the Program Chair, Nathan Link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines on virtual presentations and length of papers will be announced at a later date.
|Year||Speaker||Lecture Title||Festival Location|
|2019||Ellen Rosand||"Handel's 'Music'"||Bloomington, IN – Indiana University|
|2017||John Butt||"Handel and Messiah: Harmonizing the Bible for a Modern World?"||Princeton, NJ – Princeton University|
|2015||Nicholas McGegan||"Handel in My Lifetime"||Iowa City, IA – University of Iowa|
|2013||Reinhard Strohm||"Handel: Opera and Ritual"||Princeton, NJ – Princeton University|
|2011||David Hurley||"Once More with Feeling: Da Capo Patterns in Handel's Oratorios"||Seattle, WA|
|2009||Robert Ketterer||"London as Athens: Teseo and Arianna in Creta"||Danville, KY - Centre College|
|2007||Andrew Porter||"How Handel's Operas Entered the Modern Repertory"||Princeton, NJ – Princeton University|
|2005||Graydon Beeks||"Private Patronage of Church Music in the Reign of George I"||Santa Fe, NM|
|2003||Terence Best||"Handel Editions"||Iowa City, IA – University of Iowa|
|2001||Nicholas Temperley||"'In Virtue's Cause': How Handel's Music was Sanctified"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|2000||Ruth Smith||"Fifteen Ways to Skin an Oratorio, of Understanding Theodora"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1998||Anthony Hicks||"Handel's Jephtha: A Sacridice to Theology?"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1996||Donald Burrows||"M. Handel's Friends: Contemporary Accounts of the Composer from the papers of James Harris"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1994||Winton Dean||"Handel's Operas in the Theatre"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1992||John Roberts||"The Song for St Cecilia's Day and Handel's 'Borrowing' from other Composers"||College Park, MD - University of Maryland|
|1991||Paul Brainard||"Bach and Handel: Another Look"||Washington, D.C. – George Washington University|
|1990||Don E. Saliers||"Words and The Word: Sounding the Text of Handel's Messiah"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1989||Bernd Baselt||"The War of Spanish Succession, Italy, and Handel"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1988||Ellen T. Harris||"Integrity and Improvisation in the Music of Handel"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
|1987||Jens Peter Larsen||"The Turning Point in Handel's Oratorio Tradition"||College Park, MD – University of Maryland|
International Scholarly Conference (2020)
"Handel images - iconography, aesthetics, compositional practice"
November 30-December 1, 2020
Händel-Haus, Halle an der Saale
International Scholarly Conference (2021)
"Redemption and Modern Age—Handel’s Messiah in the 19th to 21st Century"
May 31–June 2, 2021
Händel-Haus, Halle an der Saale
Handel Institute Conference
"Handel: Interactions and Influences"
November 20–21, 2021
The Foundling Museum, London WC1N 1AZ