Dr Sarah Collins, a musicologist at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Publication Grant by the Monash University European and EU Centre for her project titled Historiographical Dispositions: internationalism and music historiography in Britain 1900-1940.
The project will contribute to our understanding of European cultural history before and after WWI by extrapolating how the practice of history-writing among selected British composers at the time became a vehicle for a variety of political, aesthetic and moral agendas that flowed specifically from the local reception of Continental musical modernism and its attendant ethos.
Robert Burke, head of the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, said that the grant was a reflection of the quality of Dr Collins’ research and will add significantly to the School of Music’s intellectual reach across the university.
Musicological Society of Australia – Winner
Lisa Young, a PhD (Music Performance) candidate, was announced as a co-winner of this year’s Student Prize at the conclusion of the annual conference of the Musicological Society of Australia (Victorian Chapter). Her award-winning paper entitled “The Eternal Pulse: the evolving nature of Konnakol in contemporary performance, linking to its expression in the author’s work“, was in the words of one of the adjudicators, “an excellent example of a performance study that rests upon a substantive base of conceptual research.” The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music was represented by seven student papers with topics ranging from Verdi, Falla, 19th-century French trumpet playing, Amercian literature and popular music to contemporary Indonesian compositon, and music within the disabled community. This demonstrates admirably the diversity of student-based research that is currently being undertaken within the School.
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
The latest edition of the Journal of Musicological Research is a special issue on street music … Continue reading New Musicology Publication takes Music to the Streets
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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Bronia Kornhauser delivers annual Leo Baeck lecture
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