Call for Papers


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The Galpin Society

in association with

The Institute of Acoustics 

affiliated with

The Royal Musical Association


Musical Instruments in Science and History 

Sunday 27th – Wednesday 30th September 2015,

Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, UK


The Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert and Exhibition


The Christopher Hogwood Memorial Recital



Papers of 20 minutes duration and a limited number of posters are invited for this major conference on all aspects of musical instruments. Subjects include but are not limited to Woodwind instruments, Keyboard instruments, instruments in early music, Musical instrument Acoustics and Musical instrument building.

It is hoped that conference participants and speakers will include instrument makers and performers as well as professional and independent scholars. Tuesday 29th September will have a focus on the Acoustics of Musical Instruments, in association with the Institute of Acoustics. We welcome presentations with a focus on the lives and achievements of Sir Nicholas Shackleton and Christopher Hogwood OBE.

Every prospective delegate should send the title of their presentation or poster, plus an abstract (maximum 200 words), to Technical Liaison using the form below; these must be received before the 13th April. If you have problems using the form, please email

Presentations are to be given in English. Speakers intending to use PowerPoint are requested to bring their presentation on a memory stick and to ensure that it is PC compatible.

After selection by the organisers, successful applicants will be contacted by the end of May 2015.

We are pleased to announce that papers will be considered for a debut paper award upon application.


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