AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards: University of Southampton with the National Trust
12 May 2009
The Department of Music at the University of Southampton , together with The National Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, announce two fully-funded collaborative PhD studentships, commencing 1 October 2009. These studentships are for the project:
Music Collections, Music Rooms and Musical Practice in British Country Houses, 1780-1860.
Closing date: 10 June 2009
This project aims to expand understanding of domestic musical practice in British country houses of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, investigating the intersections of space, material musical culture, musical repertory and performance practice characteristic of this milieu, and to create historically sensitive musical events and materials for dissemination through heritage bodies so that country house spaces 'sound' for contemporary visitors in informative and stimulating ways. The practical context for both studentships will be provided by the National Trust, principally through two major music collections still held in the houses in which they were first used, Tatton Park (Cheshire) and Killerton House (Devon).
Interviews: Late June (in Southampton); candidates for the second studentship may also be required to audition.
Project Supervisor: Professor Jeanice Brooks to whom any enquiries in advance of application should be addressed.
Details of awards and how to apply can bed found here.
For further information on the collaborating institutions see: