Seminar Series

UCD School of Music is pleased to invite you to our upcoming 2018-19 Seminar in Musicology.

Seminars take place in J305, School of Music, Newman Building. Each seminar paper is 45 mins to 1 hour duration followed by discussion.

Semester One seminars take place on Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
Semester Two seminars take place on Wednesdays, 3pm-5pm (paper titles will be available later in the year)

All are very welcome to attend.

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Semester 1

20 September
Dr Axel Klein (Frankfurt)
Redefining Irish Music

4 October 2018
Professor Una Hunt (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)
‘Thomas Moore: Drawing Room Entertainer or Rebel Songster?’

18 October 2018
Professor Lorenz Welker (University of Munich)
'The Beginnings of the Orchestra: On Instrumental Ensemble Music between the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Times'

15 November 2018
Dr Jillian Rogers (University College Cork)
‘Ravel's Musical “Magic Words”: Interwar Modernism, Trauma, and Psychoanalytic Theory.’

22 November 2018
Professor Harry White (University College Dublin)
‘Redefining Music in Ireland’

Semester 2

7 February            
Dr Jaime Jones (University College Dublin)
Music and Digital Devotion in India

21 February
Dr Laura Watson (Maynooth University)
"Every Day I Write the Book": Popular Musicians and Memoirs in the Twenty-First Century

28 February
Dr Elaine Kelly (University of Edinburgh)
Performing Diplomacy: Musical Encounters between the German Democratic Republic and the Middle East

7 March
Dr J. Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork)
"The Big Pill": Enlightenment Binaries and Black Musical Metaphysics

11 April
Professor Jim Samson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Looking for Narts: Circassians and their Homelands


Semester 1

5 October 2017
Professor John Butt (Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow)
Psycho - Hitchcock and the Aesthetic of Absolute Music

2 November 2017
Dr Helen Lawlor (Dundalk Institute of Technology)
Masculine beginnings to feminine endings: a gendered discourse of the Irish harp

9 November 2017
Professor Julian Horton (Durham University)
Prospects for a theory of romantic form

23 November 2017
Dr Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, London)
Performing society through song: the multiple meanings of poetry in Brahms’s Lieder

30 November 2017
Professor Stanislav Tuksar (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Ideas on music therapy and the human condition in Dissertatio VI (1685) by Giorgio Baglivi (Dubrovnik, 1668 - Rome, 1707)

Semester 2  

Wednesday 22nd February
Sounds of a new state? Musical Life in revolutionary Dublin
Dr Maria McHale (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)

Wednesday 1st March
“A most precious jewel”: Byrd’s Agnus Dei settings and the significance of the Eucharist for Elizabethan recusants
Dr Pauline Graham (Griffith College Dublin)

Wednesday 8th March
The discovery of deep time: historical musicology and the return of universal history
Dr Shane McMahon (University College Dublin)
Wednesday 29th March
Sides, tracks and albums: reflections on recording and the creation of works in traditional music
Dr Adrian Scahill (Maynooth University)

Wednesday 5th April
Arne, nationalism and the English stage
Dr John Cunningham (Bangor University)
Wednesday 12th April
With whom was Schubert really contemporary? The Beethoven myth and the uncharted history of the string quartet in Schubert’s Vienna
Dr Anne Hyland (Manchester University)


Semester 1
Thursday 15th September
Approaching Hearing and Seeing in Sixteenth-Century Italian Music and Arts
Dr Antonio Cascelli from Maynooth University Wednesday 22nd February

Thursday 20th October
Sound, Movement, Embodiment: Analysing Experimental Music Theatre
Dr Björn Heile (University of Glasgow)

Thursday 27th October
Romanian Folklore: Hidden Streams in the Music of Ligeti and Kurtág                  
Dr Bianca Teme? (Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca)

Thursday 3rd November
Popular Music Research Today: From Beyoncé and Musical Mapping to Prison Rehabilitation
Dr Áine Mangaoang (University of Oslo)

Thursday 24th November
Departures: Congregational Music & Community After Conflict
Dr Jonathan Dueck (George Washington University)