Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen 3


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The University of Sheffield
Humanities Research Institute, Upper Hanover St, , Sheffield , S3 7QY

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Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen 3
The University of Sheffield, June 10th 2017
The annual conference of the Representation of Early Music on Stage and Screen study group (REMOSS), now in its third year, invites abstracts on any topic looking at the way that the past is represented musically in stage and screen media. The group is hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire and is a collective of scholars and artists interested in how the musical past is evoked or reimagined in novel and exciting ways. Topics at our recent conferences and roundtables have ranged from contemporary British Opera, to historical drama on TV, to high-fantasy videogame. We would be especially interested to hear from scholars investigating topics related to:
  • Musical identities: nation, culture, gender 
  • Interactions between folk and early music
  • Early music in opera
  • Early music and videogame
  • Representations of musical spaces in the Middle ages
  • Medievalism and neo-medievalism
  • Historically informed performance in popular culture.
However, anything relating to early music on stage and screen media more broadly is welcomed and will be considered. The conference, though hosted at Sheffield, will (as ever) involve a strong digital component so both delegates and speakers can attend digitally. Abstracts of c.250 words should be sent, along with contact details, to James Cook ( ) by Friday 27th January. For those wishing to get a feel for the kinds of topics and approaches we work with, please consider logging on to our next e-roundtable, which is due to take place on Friday 13th January 15:30-17:30 (UK time).
If you wish to attend, please contact Adam Whittaker ( ) for instructions to access our study group resource page. Also, keep an eye out for our forthcoming book Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early  Music on Stage and Screen (Routledge, 2017) – hopefully the first of many publications from the REMOSS group!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Adam Whittaker (Birmingham City University)
James Cook (University of Sheffield)
Alexander Kolassa (University of Nottingham)

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