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Further details of music research events, upcoming and past.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 30th January 2024, 4 - 5:30pm (in person): Work-in-Progress seminar with Michael Saunders (Northumbria University) and Jorge Boehringer (Newcastle University) 

For details on any future events, please email the research group convenor, Dr Francesca Vella.


Past Events:

21 November 2023: Work-in-Progress seminar with Northumbria PhD students Sebastian Bank Jørgensen, Michael Saunders and Owen Woods

24 November 2023: EDIMS Open Forum on ‘Voice & EDI’

16 May 2023, Reading Group and Discussion led by Sophie Horrocks (Durham University)

  • Sophie Horrocks, Grand opéra as touring repertoire 

1 February 2023: Reading Group and Discussion 

  • Michael Saunders, Echoes of the Early Modern: The Afterlives of Allan Ramsay and Robert Burns in the 1970s-1980s Scottish Popular Music Scene

2 December 2022: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies (EDIMS) Network Open Forum

  • Discussion on ‘Equality in Opera’ (held on Zoom; recording available here)

11 November 2022: Music Research Group, 2022/23 inaugural meeting

27 April 2022: Reading and Discussion Group 

  • Martyn Hudson, Five African American Spirituals and Michael Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our time’, Race and Class 54 
  • Katherine Butler, ‘Converting all your sounds of woe Into hey, nonny, nonny’: Therapeutic Performance in Thomas Weelkes’s Songs 

23 March 2022: Reading and Discussion Group 

  • Lesley Twomey, Alfonso the Wise and the Cantigas de Santa Maria (Songs of Holy Mary). Marian feast days in the Cantigas 
  • David Smith, ‘Editing Early Keyboard Music’ from Dumitrescu, Kügle & Berchum (eds), Early Music Editing 

24 February 2022: Reading and Discussion Group 

  • ‘Debating Society’ chapter on Gang of Four from Gavin Butt’s forthcoming book No Machos or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk 
  • Dissection of the overture and first scene of Mozart's The Magic Flute and discussion of Opera as a tool for communicating political ideas, then versus now led by Elle Docx 

2 Feb 2022: Seminar by Rachael Durkin, Novelty instruments and the music business of eighteenth-century Britain 

5 March 2021: New Research Projects in Music, Health, Wellbeing and Community 

3 March 2021: New Research Projects in Music History and Editing 

11 February 2021: Introduction to Current Postgraduate Research Projects in Music 

2-5 June, 2020: Music in the Home: A Virtual Symposium - a symposium that brough together scholars around the world to consider the roles of music-making in homes from the sixteenth century to the present day. 

22 November 2019: Dancing on the Tyne: Exhibition and Public Workshop as part of the Being Human Festival in association with the Newcastle Lit&Phil on the eighteenth-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh 

23 October 2019: Music Research Mini Forum – a sharing of research interests and work in progress 

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