Department of Music

Music, Space and Place

Much of our research explores music and musical culture in a specific time and place; transnational and transcultural exchange; and urban geographies and mobility. Areas of particular interest include: medieval and renaissance cities; 18th-century Italy; 19th-century London, Paris, Weimar; 20th-century Amsterdam; Vietnam; the Far East. We are also interested in the role of digital media in revealing and preserving musical heritage.


Mapping the Post-Tridentine Motet, conference (Nottingham, 17–19 April 2015)


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD funding for UK/EU students

The University of Nottingham is the lead institution for the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.



Research and supervision staff

Postgraduate research students

  • Joseph Grech: Musical Traditions in Gozo, 1800-1900
  • Mohamad Fitri Haris: The Islamic Music Industry in Malaysia
  • Maco Pollaci: Late 19th-century Naples

Collaborative partners (academic and non-academic)

  • Jean Andrews (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies)): Zarzuela
  • Esperanza Rodriquez-Garcia: renaissance cities
  • Andrew Leyshon (School of Geography): musical economy
  • Music in London

Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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