Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed

 The programme committee invites papers on any aspect of Clara Schumann’s life or music, and especially welcomes contributions on the following topics:

  • Reflections on Clara Schumann’s position in musicological scholarship
  • Analytical and hermeneutic approaches to Clara Schumann’s music
  • Clara Schumann as editor
  • Clara Schumann on tour
  • Clara Schumann’s influence on the development of nineteenth-century pianism and concert life
  • Clara Schumann’s creative relationships with members of her circle
  • Source material

Proposals are invited in the following formats:

  • Individual papers (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion)
  • Themed sessions (with four 15-minute papers, each followed by 5 minutes of discussion)
  • Lecture-recitals (40 minutes in total)

Proposals for individual papers should be no longer than 250 words, offering an overview of the topic and critical approach; those for themed sessions should take the form of a 250-word summary of the general aims of the session, together with a brief overview of each paper.

Proposals for lecture-recitals should consist of a 250-word outline of the issues and repertoire under consideration. A list of recent performances and/or recordings would form welcome supporting material.

Please send proposals as a Word document to, with your name and institutional affiliation included in the body of the email rather than the proposal itself.

The programme committee will inform applicants of the outcome of their proposal by early January 2019.