Our staff members currently conduct research on a great variety of musical subjects.
We have a diverse portfolio of research projects, covering many methodologies including sketch studies, analysis, archival research, editing and philology, iconography, aesthetics, cultural and critical theory, ethnography, oral history, microhistory, and digital humanities.
Spotlight – new work
Dr Carlo Cenciarelli is currently exploring cinematic listening and to what extent cinematic conventions now shape our understanding of sounds and images outside the cinema.
This is a new area of interdisciplinary study with two primary objectives:
- A better understanding of how listening to film is situated in specific textual, spatial and historical practices.
- An exploration of how modes of listening to film may have extended beyond the texts, places and institutions of cinema.
Explore some of our large-scale research projects completed in the last ten years for an insight into our expertise and passion.