Royal Society for Music History of The Netherlands

RMA/KVNM Postgraduate International Research Symposium in Musicology

Saturday 29 June 2019, University Library, Belle van Zuylenzaal, Amsterdam


Postgraduate research is a vital part of the musicological discipline, and holds the potential to change engagements with music in new and important ways. With the recent growth of musicological research in conservatoires and broadening of the subject in universities, research students have been engaging with a wider range of approaches and perspectives to the subject than before. This event, organised in cooperation with the two oldest musicological organisations in the world, the UK Royal Musical Association (RMA) and the Dutch Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM), aims to bring together postgraduate researchers from both universities and conservatoires in The Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK for a knowledge exchange that aims to future develop national and international collaborations across the field.


Registration for the symposium is now open. This can be done by filling out the Google Form by Wednesday, June 26th.*


The programme can be found here.


A short report on the symposium by speaker Sophie Mahar (Liverpool Hope University) can be found here.


The University of Amsterdam Library is located at Singel 425. The easiest way to get there from Amsterdam Central Station by public transport is to take tram line 2 or 12 to the Koningsplein stop.


Organising committee:

Núria Bonet (Plymouth University, RMA)

Rutger Helmers (University of Amsterdam)

Michiel Kamp (Utrecht University, KVNM)

Ita Hijmans (KVNM)

Marten Noorduin (University of Oxford)


* Speakers do not have to register through this form.