'Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600' Conference

4th - 6th October 2013
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

Gradual imageWelcome to the Sources of Identity conference website. You can find a wealth of information here to help plan your trip, and also a few words about the city of Sheffield during the period covered by the conference. Please use the text below and the links at the right hand side of the page to help you navigate the website.

The conference has been organised collaboratively by Lisa Colton, Director of the Centre for Music, Gender and Identity (MuGI) at the University of Huddersfield, and Tim Shephard, a Visiting Research Fellow at MuGI and a Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Sheffield. The conference is kindly supported by MuGI, the University of Sheffield, the Plainsong and Medieval Society, the Royal Musical Association and the Music and Letters Trust. We are delighted to welcome to Sheffield an impressive, international roster of featured speakers, including Jane Alden, Julie Cumming, Honey Meconi, and Marica Tacconi.

The programme for the conference is available via the 'Downloads' box. Registration is open at the University of Sheffield’s online store, which can be accessed via the right hand link. Registration costs £70 full price, £50 student rate; RMA members receive a discount of £10 on both rates. The online store will present you with the option of booking for the conference dinner, at £20 – further information about the conference dinner can be found on the ‘Eating and Drinking’ web page. Unfortunately, as the conference is taking place during term time, accommodation in student halls is not available; however, Sheffield is well equipped with accommodation to suit all budgets, and information can be found by clicking on the ‘Accommodation' link.

The conference will also feature a performance of music from the Dow Partbooks given by the Rose Consort of Viols with Rory McCleery. The concert will take place at 7:30pm on Sunday 6th, and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk given by John Bryan. The concert is free to conference delegates.

If you have any questions not answered by these web pages, please do get in touch with the conference administrators, Catherine Haworth (papers and programming, c.m.haworth@hud.ac.uk) and Alley York (practical arrangements, a.york@sheffield.ac.uk).

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in October!

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