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8th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music
August 17-19, 2023
This conference explores Moravian history and music
from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
WORLD • HERITAGE • SITE
The Moravian communities of Bethlehem (USA), Gracehill (UK), and Herrnhut (Germany) are presently working together to join with Christiansfeld (Denmark) in becoming a multinational UNESCO World Heritage Site. These three words give us the theme for our 2023 conference. We especially welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, or lecture recitals addressing aspects of the relationships between Moravians and the World (natural, religious, socio-economic, political, etc.), Moravian Heritage, and Moravian Sites (Sights or Cites). Each of these perspectives offers a unique way of thinking about Moravians and their interactions with others.
The conference is sponsored by Moravian Archives, Moravian University, and Center for Moravian Studies, in partnership with Moravian Music Foundation, Moravian Theological Seminary, Moravian Historical Society, and Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, with additional funding generously provided by Bethlehem Area Moravians and Penn State University Press.
Dr. Hilde Binford, Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Music