IAH international conferences

The IAH international conferences are held every two years, each time in a different country. In addition to presentations on the official conference topic, participants have the opportunity to present ongoing research projects and hymnals. Every six years, joint conferences with the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland (HSGBI) and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (HSUSC) are held.

Next conferences

The next conference will take place from Monday, 29 July to Friday, 2 August 2024 in Prag in the Czech Republic. The excursions will take place on the following weekend (3/4 August). The conference theme is: “Faith in Song – More than 500 years of Hymns in print and practice. The Czech Hymnal 1501 and its descendants.” Further information here.

Past conferences

Our last conference took place on 8/9 September 2022 in Mainz Germany as a extraordinary conference. The topic was The societal relevance of hymnody. The presentations will be available in the IAH Bulletin no. 50. More information is available here.

The last ordinary conference took place July 29 to August 2, 2019 in Halle/Saale in Germany, with an additional two days (to August 4) for optional excursions. The topic was “Religious Singing in Childhood, Youth, and Education.” The presentations at the 2019 conference are available in the IAH Bulletin, nos. 47 (2019) and 48 (2020/21).

A list of topics and conference venues from all previous conference can be found here.