Musikwissenschaftliches Institut

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Call deadline: 10 March 2024


We invite abstract submissions for the international conference 'Contrafacta and Musical Imitation in Medieval Europe,' scheduled to take place at the University of Tübingen from June 26th to 28th, 2024. This conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse techniques of musical reuse in lyrics composed in various medieval European vernaculars, from a range of scholarly perspectives:

  •  Intertextuality and melodic borrowing
  •  Praxis of song-making
  •  Perception of authoriality and ideas of intellectual property
  •  Music and cultural networks
  •  Music and linguistic boundaries
  •  The intersection of monodic and polyphonic works (Motets, Clausule…)
  •  Perceptions of identity and similarity in music performance
  •  Identification, definition, and taxonomy of melodic reuse
  •  The role (and interference) of written and oral transmission
  •  Tools and methodologies for music analysis
  •  Digital approaches to the study of musical borrowing


Proposals for 20-minute papers, including the title and abstract (300-400 words), name, e-mail, affiliation, and a short bio of the speaker, should be sent to by the 10th of March 2024.

For further details, please visit the conference website at



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