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.