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Ph D students win grant for AHRC collaboration with Courtauld

Posted on 11/12/2012

PhD students win AHRC grant for collaboration with Courtauld

Music PhD students, Matthew Laube and Katherine Bank, have won an AHRC grant for a Collaborative Development Skills Project, in conjunction with Harriette Peel of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Their project is called ‘Renaissance Art and Music: the space between’. Here is their project description:

The close interrelationship of the commissioning, production and functions of music and the visual arts in the Renaissance (c.1400 to 1600) has been increasingly recognised by scholars across multiple disciplines. But as research skills have evolved and become more suited to the specific historical needs of individual fields, the study (and experience) of music and art has occurred largely separately. Running from February 2013 to February 2014, this student-led AHRC collaborative project between the Courtauld Institute of Art and Royal Holloway will develop research training for students of musicology and art history within a framework of public accessibility and engagement, and seeks to ask new questions as a result of sustained interdisciplinary contact and synthesising scholarly approaches. Seminars will be open (in the first instance) to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Royal Holloway and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and will alternate between the Courtauld Institute and Royal Holloway’s Bedford Square campus. The collaboration will result in the creation of a scholarly blog and other events such as an interdisciplinary conference and concerts. 


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