Music in the First World War: Research Networking Meeting

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Are you interested in researching the history of music, musicians and musical performance on the home or fighting fronts during the First World War?

Are you already working on a project related to this field, or are you planning to apply for HLF funding for a community project?

Are you a performer with an interest in developing a performance piece on a topic related to 1914-18?

Would you like to come and listen to people already working in this field talk about their research?

Gateways to the First World War is delighted to host this networking event open to everyone interested and/or engaged in researching the history of civilian and military music - of any nationality - between 1914-1918.

The aim of the event is to gather together people who are working on various projects related to music in the First World War. The day will provide a platform for researchers and performers to share their different approaches and experiences, give one another advice, expand their contacts and explore potential areas of collaboration.

Community groups who already hold - or are considering applying for - funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for projects involving music/musical performance may find this event particularly useful.

The programme will feature speakers from the disciplines of History and Musicology, and two projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council will give overviews of their projects.

The event includes a performance of No Petticoats Here, a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song.


Gateways to the First World War Music Networking Event

Friday 28th April 2017, Sports Pavilion, University of Kent

09:30 Coffee & Registration

10:00 Why Music? Welcome, Introduction & Overview

Dr Emma Hanna, University of Kent

10:15 Women Composing the War: Spaces between Listening, Research & Curation

Dr Laura Seddon, University of Portsmouth

Space & Place: Researching Music in the English Country House

Dr Michelle Meinhart, University of Durham

11:15 Coffee Break

11:30 AHRC-funded Projects

Researching First World War listeners: the Listening Experience Database project

Dr Helen Barlow, The Open University

Making Music in Manchester during World War I

Professor Barbara Kelly & Dr Geoff Thomason, Royal Northern College of Music

13:15 Lunch & Networking

14:15 Performance No Petticoats Here by Louise Jordan: stories of remarkable women from the First World War through song

15:00 Tea & Networking

16:00 Event ends

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