Title: Data for the social historian of 18th-century English music

Date: 27 June 2017

Location: Senate House, University of London


Conference programme and registration: Data for the Social Historian of 18th-century English Music IMR Conference

Senate House Library

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

@18cSocialData
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This one-day conference aims to bring together early career researchers, postgraduate students and family historians, interested in using archival, bibliographic and other kinds of primary source data to illuminate the social history of culture in eighteenth-century England.

This conference will invite scholars and students from all disciplines who are looking to expand their knowledge of thedata available from the long eighteenth century. The programme has been selected to promote different types of data and information, to refresh the possibilities open to scholars, and forge new collaborations in the inclusion of these documents within wider historical studies.

 

CONFIRMED PROGRAMME

10.30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10.55 Welcome

11.00 Keynote Address by Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths)

11.30 Roundtable: Archives and Untapped Sources
Jenny Nex (Edinburgh School of Arts), Colin Coleman (Foundling
 Museum), Katharine Hobbs (Foundling Museum), Carole Taylor (University of Huddersfield)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Simon Fleming (Durham University) and Martin Perkins (Birmingham
 Conservatoire)
What Can Subscription Lists to Music Publications Tell Us? Two Case Studies.
Ina Knoth (Hamburg University)
Complex ordinary people – reflecting on diaries as sources for social music historians

15.00 Tea Break

15.30 Roundtable: Building a digital resource from collections
Catherine Ferris (Dublin Institute of Technology), Catherine Harbor
 (Royal Holloway), Abigail Williams (University of Oxford)

16.45 Concluding discussion
17.00 Finish

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for those within three years of completing their PhD. If you would like to be considered for one of these, please include a paragraph of no more than 300 words on why attending the conference will improve your personal development and research project and the expected travel cost. The deadline for these applications is 5pm on 7 April 2017.

This conference is supported by the Institute of Musical Research and Royal Holloway, University of London, and it is free to attend. Registration is now open via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-for-the-social-historian-of-18th-century-english-music-imr-conference-tickets-32987282851

Please direct any enquiries to Becky.Gribble@rhul.ac.uk

We hope you will be able to join us, and look forward to seeing you there.

 


Call for Proposals

CFP deadline: 13 January 2017, 5pm

Details: 300 words

Keynote speaker: Simon McVeigh, Goldsmiths University

This one-day conference aims to bring together early career researchers, postgraduate students and family historians, interested in using archival, bibliographic and other kinds of primary source data to illuminate the social history of culture in eighteenth-century England.

This conference will invite scholars and students from all disciplines who are looking to expand their knowledge of the data available from the long eighteenth century. The programme will be selected to promote different types of data and information, to refresh the possibilities open to scholars, and forge new collaborations in the inclusion of these documents within wider historical studies.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, or for alternative formats of presentations such as short demonstrations of databases (10 minutes) or workshop sessions (30 mins), on topics related to the theme of the conference, including (but not limited to):

  • Insurance records from around the country
  • Banking records
  • Newspapers
  • Journals/Diaries
  • Personal correspondences
  • Archives and their holdings
  • Business archives
  • Existing databases and how to build your own
  • Computerised analysis of primary sources, including techniques from Big Data research

Abstracts of less than 200 words, with a short biography of less than 100 words, and AV requirements, should be submitted as an email attachment to becky.gribble@rhul.ac.uk by 5.00pm on 13 January 2017. Applicants will be notified for decisions in February. Please also state what format your proposal would take.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for those within three years of completing their PhD. If you would like to be considered for one of these, please include a paragraph of no more than 300 words on why attending the conference will improve your personal development and research project and the expected travel cost.