Research seminars are an important aspect of the research environment in music at Newcastle University. They showcase some of the most distinguished and cutting-edge thinking and practice in music. They bring renowned thinkers and practitioners to the University, and the seminars are also a platform for homegrown research dissemination. They are often linked to current research projects or research groups run by us or with which we are affiliated.

This semester's seminars take place online on Wednesdays, beginning at 4pm (16:00)

Semester 1

21st October: Dr Lawrence Davies (Newcastle University) - "Ambassador of the Blues": Performing Diaspora with Memphis Slim in Europe -

4th November: Dr Liz Doherty (Ulster University) - The TradLABB: Mapping the Lifelong Learning Journey of the Traditional Musician -

18th November: Prof. Julian Horton (Durham University) - 'Beethoven's Error? The Modulating Ritornello and the Type-5 Sonata in the early Romantic Piano Concerto' -

2nd December: Prof. Bethany Klein (Leeds University) - Rap, indie and ‘selling out’: intersections of genre and commerce -

16th December: Prof. Kyle Devine (University of Oslo) - Decomposed: Political Ecologies of Music -


Semester 2

Details to follow


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