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.
The next conference, a joint conference, will take place July 17–22, 2022 in Washington, DC (USA). The conference topic is “Sing the World God Imagines”. You can find more information here.
The societal relevance of hymnody – extraordinary IAH conference on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2022 in Mainz (Germany). During this conference our General Assembly will also be held. More information is available here.
The last 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. 48 (2019) and 49 (2020).
A list of topics and conference venues from all previous conference can be found here.