IMR Early Career Research Events


The IMR puts out an annual call for applications from early career scholars to organise small conferences, workshops, or networking events in collaboration with music departments and colleges around the UK. This new scheme reflects the IMR’s aim to facilitate the transition of scholars from graduate study to careers inside and outside academia.

Details of this year's successful applicants and the original call for applications can be found here, while event details can be found below.

Details of how to apply for the 2019-20 Early Career Research Grants and Fellowships will be announced in early Summer, 2019.


2018-2019 Events

Raluca Matei

Title: What Should Musicians’ Health Education Sound Like?

Location & Date: 19th OR 24th September (RNCM); 25th OR 29th September (Senate House)

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Nicolò Palazzetti

Title: Italian Musical Migration to the British Isles, 1700–1950

Location & Date: 10th April, 2019, Department of Music, University of Birmingham.

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Verica Grmusa

Title: Study Day: The Art Song Platform - Traditions and Current Practices

Location & Date: 10th May 2019, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Further events to be announced.


2017-2018 Events

Rachel Durkin
Title: Music and Literature: Innovations, Intersections, and Interpretations
Location: Edinburgh Napier University

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Jasmine Hornabrook
Title: Diaspora Sounds: Innovation and Creativity in Music Learning and Performance
Location: Goldsmiths

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Alexander Kolassa
Title: Modernism and Medievalism: Finding the New in the Old and the Old in the New
Location: Huddersfield University

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Sarah Mawby
Title: Music and Disability Studies
Location: Leeds University

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2016-2017 Events and conference reports

 

Nathan Dearden

Title: Spotlight Series: Finnissy at 70 (Public Engagement Grant project)

Location: Royal Holloway, University of London

Dates: Tuesday 25th October - Thursday 27th October, 2016

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Silvia Rosani

Title: 'White Masks' (Public Engagement Grant project)

Location: Goldsmiths, University of London, Great Hall

Date: Thursday 24th November, 2016

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Dr. Patrick Valiquet

Title: Experimenting in Music Research: Reassessing Pierre Schaeffer's Contributions to Music and Sound Studies

Location: University of Birmingham, Department of Music

Date: Friday 9th December, 2016

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Samuel Horlor

Title: Geography, Music, Space

Location: Durham Universtiy, Institute of Advanced Study

Date: Wednesday 25th January, 2017

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Stephen Wilford

Title: Music, Technology, and Digital Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa

Location: Department of Music, City, University of London

Date: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

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Dr. Becky Gribble

Title: Big Data for the Social Historian of 18th-century English Music

Location: Senate House, University of London

Date: Tuesday 27th June, 2017

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Dr. Danijela Špirić-Beard

Title: Music and Socialism: Past, Present and Future

Location: University of Nottingham, Department of Music

Date: Friday 7th - Saturday 8th July, 2017

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2015-2016 Events And conference reports

 

Martin Čurda

Title: Inter-War Avant-Garde Discourse across National and Disciplinary Borders

Location: Cardiff University, School of Music

Date: Sunday 31st January 2016

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Dr. Ben Gaunt

Title: ‘Instrumental vs. Electroacoustic: Remixing Contemporary Classical Music’

Location: The University of Sheffield

Date: Thursday 7th April 2016

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Dr. Michael Bonshor

Title: Choral practice, performance and pedagogy: real world applications of choral research

Location: The Department of Music, The University of Sheffield

Date: Friday 8th April 2016

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Dr. Andrew Green

Title: Music, Political Activism and the State

Location: University of Southampton

Date: Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Dr. Marie Kent

Title: ‘Made in London’: Makers, designers and innovators in musical instrument making in London, from the 18th to 20th centuries

Location: Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University

Date: Saturday 28th May 2016

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