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Research Forum

Welcome to the Music Department’s 2023 - 2024 Research Forum. We are extremely pleased to once again be able to offer a fantastic programme of events and to welcome inspiring and distinguished speakers from all musical disciplines.

Programme for Michaelmas 

10th October 2023 -Professor Tim Taylor, UCLA "Making Musicians Productive Laborers"

17th October 2023 -Ixion by John Snijders Book Launch and Panel Discussion (co-hosted by CVAC)

24th October 2023-Dr Kelly Jakubowski, Dr Annaliese Micallef-Grimaud, Dr Eamonn Bell, Durham Accelerating Digital Skills for Music Researchers 

31st October 2023 - Professor Andy Hamilton Billie Holiday's Art: interpretation of a lyric versus vocal improvisation

7th November 2023 - Professor Neal Peres da Costa 'Mitigating the swerve to modernism: practice-led methods for reimagining historical music'

14th November 2023 - Department Impact Session

21st November 2023 - Dr Samantha Ege 'Undine Smith Moore's Soweto: A Cartography of Racial Terror, Rage, and Remembrance' co hosted by CNCS 

Programme for Epiphany Term

16 January 2024 Dr Svetlana Rudenko Dunne Trinity College Dublin/Haunted Planet Studios

23 January 2024 Worktribe and Open Access Workshop - Sarah Hyland and Martin Gleghorn (Library)

6 February 2024 Dr Valentina Sandu-Dediu, IAS Fellow Keywords in Romanian post-war musicology: spirituality and ethos

13 February 2024 Grants Information Session - Dr Gemma Metcalfe (RIS)

20 February Dr Francesca Vella, Newcastle University/CNCS Before and Besides Werktreue: Operatic Staging at the 1930s Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

27 February Dr Ed McKeon and Dr Sam Horlor Birmingham School of Media Histories and Practices of Pauline Oliveros's "Deep Listening" - the Extreme Slow Walk

5 March 2024 Dr Radha Kapuria, Department of History 

Gendering Musical Memories of 1947 in tripartite 'Punjab'

12 March 2024 Peter Adriaanz

Programme for Easter Term 2024

23 April 2024 Dr Darci Sprengel Kings College London  'From the Region, For the Region’: Anghami and the Post-Colonial Politics of Localising Music Streaming in Emerging Markets 

Take a look at our events pages or Music SharePoint site for more details.

Sessions take place on a Tuesday at 15:00 - 17:00 in the Concert Room 


Staff and students participating in a virtual research forum

Postgraduate Seminar

The Postgraduate Seminar is the platform for our postgraduate students to present their own research to peers and staff. Contributions take the form of formal papers or use more creative presentation formats, and lead to group discussion.

Study Days and Conferences

Postgraduate students organise conferences of various kinds, centred upon particular themes and often working in partnership with external funders. These events feature invited keynote speakers and issue open calls for papers to postgraduate and senior scholars from around the country and overseas.