RMA Annual Conference

Music History Stats has been a bit quiet recently as I’ve been busy working on my paper on women composers for the Royal Musical Association’s annual conference at Bristol University on 13-15 September.

I’m delighted to be taking part in a themed session, convened by Annika Forkert of Liverpool Hope University, entitled “Women working in music: states of research”. The four papers are

  • Andrew Gustar: Statistics as a tool in researching women composer populations
  • Rhiannon Mathias: The struggle for canonicity: western art music
  • Christina Homer: Alternative spaces: ethnomusicology
  • Katherine Williams: Female glamour vs. riot girls: pop and jazz

This promises to be a fascinating session looking at women’s role in music and musicology from several very different perspectives, and will hopefully generate a lively discussion.  We are Session 7b on Saturday morning at 9.30 if you’d like to come along!

With just 15 minutes to present my paper, I will be focusing on a few highlights and pointing people towards this website for more details, some important warnings and caveats, and links to further reading – as well as some post-conference responses to any comments and questions that require further work.

Cite this article as: Gustar, A.J. 'RMA Annual Conference' in Statistics in Historical Musicology, 25th July 2018, https://musichistorystats.com/rma-annual-conference/.

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