Research seminars

The Research Seminar Series is a series of talks by leading researchers at this university and elsewhere. The series is aimed at postgraduate students and staff but undergraduates and external visitors are welcome at every talk.

Cellist performing and talking at a seminar

Tuesday Research Seminars, 1.00-2.00pm in Ensemble Room 2 (G.04), Department of Music, Jessop Building, 34 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD, except where otherwise indicated.

Each talk is followed by a coffee and tea reception with the speaker in the lobby of the Music Department (Jessop Building).

2019-2020 Seminar Series Topics 

Due to Covid-19, the remaining seminars for the 2019-2020 academic year research series have been cancelled. 

Tuesday 15th October – Mia Pistorius (University of Huddersfield)

"A Traviata of irony and enjoyment": coloured opera as political act in apartheid South Africa 

Tuesday 5th November – Hannah Robbins (University of Nottingham)

“Too Darn Hot”: Cultural Tensions and Personal Identity in Kiss Me, Kate. 

Tuesday 19th November – Radha Kapuria (University of Sheffield)

Between Citizenship and Custodianship: Punjab's Musicians in post-1947 India and Pakistan

(NB: This seminar, joint with the Department of History, will be held in Jessop West, G.03, at 4:15pm)

Tuesday 26th November – Suk-Jun Kim (Aberdeen University)

Whose Ears: Cage, A King, and Humming

Tuesday 17th December – Freya Bailes (University of Leeds)

What impacts the music in our ‘mind’s ear’? Emotion, Associative Thinking, and Time 

Tuesday 17th March: Thomas Simaku (University of York)

Soliloquy Circle: Sweet and/or Sour?

Tuesday 24th March: Nick Prior (University of Edinburgh)

On the Singing Hologram: Miku, Love and Labour.

Tuesday 31st March: Aaron Einbond (City, University of London)

Disembodiment: transcription, trace, and touch in recent music.

Tuesday 28th April: Fay Hield (University of Sheffield)

Was this always a research project, then?’: Working with musicians as researchers on the Modern

Fairies project.

Tuesday 12th May: Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield)

Modelling the perception of emotion and meaning in music using probability theory.

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