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

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


[Paper titles TBA]

Tuesday 18 February: Michael Bonshor (University of Sheffield)

Tuesday 3 March: Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield)

Tuesday 17 March: Thomas Simaku (University of York)

Tuesday 24 March: Nick Prior (University of Edinburgh)

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

Tuesday 28 April: Fay Hield (University of Sheffield)