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International Conference on Arts, Ideas, and the Baroque

24-25 June 2011

Hosted by IPLAI in collaboration with the Montreal Baroque Festival

Baroque Conference Program

This conference seeks to examine the ‘baroque’ in the early modern world as well as its echoes and resonances across time. Defined differently by different academic traditions, the notion of the baroque remains a point of reference as well as contention, and a signifier of cultural legacy as well as innovation – as in the notion of the ‘neo-baroque’. We propose to investigate the rich artefacts, representations, and influence of the era—particularly around the theme of Deadly Sins (also the theme of the 2011 Montréal Baroque Festival to be held in conjunction with this conference). Papers which address interdisciplinary scholarship and make new connections between research fields, including:

Musicology and Music Performance
Law and Legal History
Social and Cultural History
Architecture and Design
Theatre and Performance
Art History
Religious Studies
History of Science and Medicine

The Montreal Baroque Festival is a unique festival celebrating the creativity, expressiveness and inspiration of music-making in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The chapels, crypts, chateaux, cafes, cellars, attics, gardens and streets of Old Montreal are brought to life with operas, oratorios, recitals, improvisations and jam sessions performed by an international roster of brilliant musicians.