The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University and the School of Music at the University of Leeds facilitate leading transnational collaboration in music research.
The Monash–Leeds Music Research Collaboration is founded upon critical synergies in research strengths between the two schools, and allows staff at both institutions to pioneer new collaborative research projects with scholars around the world.
Staff in the Leeds ‘Music as Culture’ cluster research topics as diverse as Jewish music, Lady Gaga, German operetta and British music and criticism.
Collaborations between music staff at Monash and Leeds have produced the following books:
- Bawdy Songbooks of the Romantic Period, 4 vols. Edited by Patrick Spedding and Paul Watt. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011. Volume 4 is edited by Derek B. Scott at Leeds.
- Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History of the Songster. Edited by Paul Watt, Derek B. Scott and Patrick Spedding. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Paul Watt, Sarah Collins and Michael Allis. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
- The Symphonic Poem in Britain, 1850–1950: Texts and Contexts. Edited by Michael Allis and Paul Watt. (In preparation)
- The Autobiography, Letters and Musical Criticism of Herbert Thompson(1876–1945). Edited by Michael Allis and Paul Watt (In preparation)
- July 2014: Paul Watt, Sarah Collins and Michael Allis convened a conference ‘Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics’ at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London.
- April 2014: Dr Michael Allis presented a keynote talk ‘The Diva and the Beast: Susan Strong and the Wagnerism of Aleister Crowley’ at a conference entitled ‘Words about Music’, Monash Law Chambers.
- December 2012: Professor Derek B. Scott was Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash.
- September 2013: Royal Musical Association Conference: Derek B. Scott chaired a panel on ‘Popular Music and the First World War’ with Paul Watt, Rachel Cowgill and Zoë Lang.
New book published on nineteenth-century popular music
Dr Paul Watt (Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music) and Dr Patrick Spedding (LLCL)—with Professor Derek B. Scott (University of Leeds)—are the editors of a new book: Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History of the Songster
Dr Paul Watt attends musicology conference in Brno, Czech Republic
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Monash hosts first international conference on Aceh’s performing and visual arts
Last month Monash hosted an interdisciplinary conference “the Monash International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE) of Aceh 2016” (26-28 September) and a series of Aceh-related events at the Caulfield and Clayton campuses.
Margaret Kartomi receives major award in Indonesia
Monash Arts ethnomusicologist, Professor Margaret Kartomi, was flown to Jakarta last week to receive the ‘Piagam Penghargaan Kebudayaan’ (Certificate of Cultural Appreciation award) from the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy.
Monash ethnomusicologist, Dr Adrian McNeil, teaches prestigious Indian government course
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Monash PhD musicology student, Ian Parsons, invited to prestigious seminar in Germany
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New Musicology Publication takes Music to the Streets
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Professor Margaret Kartomi receives the Koizumi Fumio prize
Last week Professor Margaret Kartomi received the Koizumi Fumio Prize, an international award for achievements in ethnomusicology, in a ceremony in Tokyo.
School of Music hosts the inaugural chair in Indian Studies at Monash University
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Dr Paul Watt awarded prestigious European Union Research Fellowship
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Professor John Griffiths publishes article: Fantasy or Reality? The Vihuela in the Works of Cabezón
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Dr John Garzoli awarded a Post-Doctoral position at Khon Kaen University
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