Simona Boni just forwarded to me information on an international guitar meeting to be held in Modena, Italy on March 1, 2008. PDF files in English and Italian contain more details.
The program is still incomplete, but this is what has been scheduled so far:
Romolo Ferrari and the institution of the guitar chair in the Italian Conservatives
by Enrico Tagliavini
Romolo Ferrari and the guitarist ‘s background in Modena
by Mirko Caffagni
19th century repertoire in the ‘fondo Ferrari’
by Massimo Agostinelli
Books and magazines of the guitarist in the first half of the 20th Century
by Giacomo Parimbelli
Maria Rita Brondi
by Maurizio Mazzoli
Heinrich Albert and the Italian School of guitar playing
by Andreas Stevens
Two expositions will show documents, pictures and letters and the art of lute-makers (guitars and mandolins) like Gatti, Mozzani, Gallinotti and Masetti).