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New research in gender and music




New research in Gender and Music

A joint symposium presented by the Gender and Sexualities Research Centre, the Department of Music at City, University of London and the University of Portsmouth.

Room AG09, City University. All welcome

Session 1: 2.15pm-3.40pm. Gender and music research at City, University of London

Chair: Laudan Nooshin

This panel showcases current and recent research into gender and music at City, historical and contemporary, in the UK and abroad.

Gabrielle Messeder

Performing samba in Beirut: citizenship, precarity and the Lebanese state

Kathryn Levell

The Serious Need for All-Female Bands: A Comparative Study of Female Musicians' Experiences in London Jazz venues and Corporate Settings

Tanja Goldberg

Pioneer Violin Virtuose: Transcending Limitations

Tea break

Session 2: 4pm-5.30pm. Book launch: ‘Class, control, and classical music’ – Anna Bull (Oxford University Press, 2019)

This newly published book draws on an ethnographic study of young people playing in classical music ensembles in the south of England to explore class and gender identities and inequalities within this scene. This session will include responses to the book from four speakers, followed by questions and answers with the author and panellists.

Chair: Anahid Kassabian (Board Member and Lead Programmer, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival)


Geoff Baker (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Christina Scharff (King’s College London)

Francesca Christmas (Trinity College London)

Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths, University of London)

5.30-6.30pm – wine reception

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2.15pm - 5.30pmFriday 22nd November 2019

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK