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Music in the First World War: Research Networking Meeting
Fri 28 April 2017, 10:00 – 15:00 BST
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