Carl Nielsen Studies 2021

Welcome to Carl Nielsen Studies 2021. This is a hybrid event hosted at Newcastle University in partnership with the University of Copenhagen and the Anglo-Danish Journal Carl Nielsen Studies. The conference will take place at Newcastle University and will be streamed online on the 17th and 18th of September 2021. As Denmark’s most important musical figure, the conference celebrates Nielsen’s life and output.

Online participation is free and you can view the conference using the following links:

Carl Nielsen Conference Day 1
Meeting ID: 826 9514 8868
Passcode: 453119


Carl Nielsen Conference Day 2
Meeting ID: 894 5026 6385
Passcode: 107621

The conference will be held in the Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre at Newcastle University and will be broadcast on Zoom. Attendance in person is encouraged. Please register, even if you intend to participate remotely. Registration is free and will remain open for remote participation until the start of the conference. A Zoom link will be made available in due course.

The organising committee is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Fjeldsøe (Copenhagen) and Professor David Fanning (Manchester) will be the Keynote Speakers.

Research conducted by postgraduate students, early-career researchers, and established academics will be presented on the following topics: 

  • Theory and analysis
  • Historical and contextual research
  • Philosophical and/or political approaches
  • Biography
  • Nielsen’s literary output
  • Influences inside and outside of Denmark
  • Reception
  • Iconography
  • Archival research
  • Performance practice

The language of the conference will be English.

Organising Committee:

  • Dr Christopher Tarrant (Chair)
  • Professor Michael Fjeldsøe
  • Professor David Fanning
  • Professor Daniel M. Grimley
  • Dr Michelle Assay
  • Carmela Barbaro (Conference Assistant)

The University is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. It is easily accessible by road, rail, and air, and the local Metro network provides convenient connections between the University, the central railway station, and Newcastle Airport. There will be a conference dinner at a local restaurant on September 17 and this will also offer a chance to see some of the city’s impressive sights including its beautiful classical architectural centre as well as the famous bridges over the River Tyne. At 55 degrees north, Newcastle is approximately equal in latitude to Copenhagen.