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Our staff members currently conduct research on a great variety of musical subjects. 

A broad spectrum of methodologies are promoted, including sketch studies, analysis, archival research, editing and philology, iconography, aesthetics, cultural and critical theory, ethnography, oral history, microhistory, and digital humanities.

The projects highlighted here are a selection of current, ongoing research.

Instruments of War

Exploring music in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

San Francisco and the Long 60s

A cultural history of music in San Francisco.

Vienna and the Culture of Music: 1700, 1800, 1900

A long overdue, alternative approach to the history of music in Vienna.

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

Sharing expertise with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Opera and Parody

The cultural importance of caricature and parody.