Research Fellows

Annelies Andries

Dr Annelies Andries

Prize Fellow in Music, Magdalen College

Annelies is a cultural historian of music focusing on on music, theatre, and politics in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). Her major interests are opera and other music theatre genres; staging and performance practice; politics, militarism, and war; and gender studies.

Lola San Martín Arbide

Dr Lola San Martín Arbide

Junior Research Fellow

Research interests include French music during the Third Republic, sound in literature, film music, urban cultural studies, soundscape studies and sound ecology, sound art and sound maps, music and visual arts.

Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Dr Harriet Boyd-Bennett

Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church

Twentieth-century Italian opera and music culture; modernism; theories of noise; history of technology; Venetian studies.

Dr Joseph Browning

Dr Joseph Browning

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College

Contemporary classical music and sound art; the shakuhachi; Japanese music; music and environment; musical organicism and vitalism; materiality and organology; cosmopolitanism, place-making and transnational scenes; creativity and collaboration; ethnography.

Dr James Butterworth

Dr James Butterworth

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall

Social and cultural study of music, community music, music ethnography, ethics/morality, Peruvian music and society, hip hop in the UK, music in youth centres, music in prisons/criminal justice.

David Catalunya

Dr David Catalunya

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ECR-funded "Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures" research project (MALMECC)

Julia Craig-McFeely

Dr Julia Craig-McFeely

Research Fellow

Research interests in the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM).

Claire Holden

Claire Holden

AHRC Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts

Research interests include historical string performance, music in late 18th- and early 19th-century Vienna and London, and performance philosophy.

Thomas Hyde

Dr Thomas Hyde

Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College

Yvonne Liao

Dr Yvonne Liao

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Faculty of Music; Early Career Fellow, TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities); Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities, St Cross College

Postcolonial music studies and global thought-practices, with a focus on port cities of the twentieth century; critical fresh perspectives on western music history and historiography in post-European settings and contexts; archives and music research

Alice Little

Dr Alice Little

Research Associate, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Alice’s research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century national music (traditional or folk music), the history of collecting, and musical instruments. Her wider interests include social and cultural history, particularly of eighteenth-century England, and she is associated with the Oxford Centre for Life Writing. Her Knowledge Exchange Fellowship involves a partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and relates to the eighteenth-century manuscript tunebooks held at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. At the Bate Collection she is responsible for the Anthony Baines Archive Project.

Christophe Masson

Christophe Masson

Post-doctoral Researcher (ERC-Project Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures)

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures’ research project (MALMECC), Christophe is particularly interested in the period of the Avignon papacy and of the Great Western Schism. His broader research interests cover late medieval warfare, political history, and the history of the Principality of Liège.

David Maw

Dr David Maw

Research Fellow and Tutor in Music, Oriel College; Lecturer in Music, Christ Church, The Queen’s and Trinity Colleges

Historical musicology (medieval music and music post-1900); music theory and analysis.

Grantley McDonald

Dr Grantley McDonald

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ECR-funded "Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures" research project (MALMECC)

Fabio Morabito

Dr Fabio Morabito

Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music, Lincoln College

Fabio is a cultural historian of French and German musical life in the century and a half between the birth of Haydn (1732) and the death of Brahms (1897). His interests include canon formation and celebrity culture, music historiography, marginalia and the social history of musical scores, topic theory, late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century chamber music, and the role of texture in shaping musical form.

David Murray

Dr David Murray

Postdoctoral Researcher, ERC Project ‘Music and Late Medieval Court Cultures’

Medieval song and literature, manuscript transmission, medieval concepts of language

Dr Marten Noorduin

Dr Marten Noorduin

Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded 'Transforming 19th-Century HIP' research project (TCHIP); Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities, St Cross College

Performance practices in nineteenth-century music, source studies, publishing in the nineteenth century, empirical and statistical approaches to music and performance, and performance cultures.

Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded 'Transforming 19th-Century HIP' research project (TCHIP); Director of Performance, St Catherine’s College

Laura Slater

Dr Laura Slater

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures’ research project (MALMECC)

Laura is a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures’ research project (MALMECC), focussing on ‘Gender, Lineage and Patterns of Patronage in Late Medieval France, England and the Low Countries’. She is researching the cultural patronage and courtly role/s of Queen Philippa of Hainault, looking particularly at the illuminated manuscripts associated with her and their unusual musical content. Her broader research interests centre on the relationships between art, ideas, power and politics in medieval Britain and Europe. She is also interested in medieval responses to antiquity and the Holy Land.

Uri Smilansky

Dr Uri Smilansky

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ECR-funded "Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures" research project (MALMECC)

Uri is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures’ research project (MALMECC), focusing on music as cultural artefacts within fourteenth century courtly culture, be they physically manifest in luxury books, experienced in performance or demonstrated through mediating visuality or the displays of economic or intellectual power. In particular, he is interested in the presentation of individual musical identity as they interact with a wide range of stakeholders, from scribes and performers to both primary and secondary patrons. In this, he concentrates on the figure of Guillaume de Machaut as he was perceived throughout Europe, as well as composers now usually placed under the umbrella term Ars Subtilior.

Darci Sprengel

Dr Darci Sprengel

Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College

Darci Sprengel is an ethnomusicologist and Junior Research Fellow in Music at St John's College. Her research examines the affective politics of DIY music (independent music and mahraganat) in Egypt after the defeated 2011 revolution. Her first book manuscript, 'Postponed Endings': Youth Music and Affective Politics in Post-Revolution Egypt, currently in progress, demonstrates how DIY musicking renders public atmosphere material and tangible and analyzes its effects on notions of desirable political action. She has two additional research projects. The first analyzes music streaming technologies using a feminist and critical race approach to digital media. The second explores the influence of Sub-Saharan African culture in Egyptian popular culture, interrogating the politics of Arab anti-blackness through the lens of critical race theory.

Dr Emanuela Vai

Dr Emanuela Vai

Research Fellow, Worcester College; Founder: ‘Renaissance Musical Instruments Network’ (ReMIn); PI: ‘Music Materialities’; Research Staff Representative and OxRSS Voice Representative (Music/History)

Dr Emanuela Vai is a Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Previously, she has held positions at the University of Cambridge; at the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the University of York (CREMS); and at the Harvard Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, where she was Hanna Kiel Fellow. She has recently been appointed a visiting professor at the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours (CESR).

Emanuela’s research is located at the intersection of art history, architectural history and musicology and her publications focus on musical instruments, soundscapes, space and the senses in Renaissance social life. Her work has received the support of fellowships and grants from the Society for Renaissance Studies, the Royal Historical Society, the Renaissance Society of America, the Kress Foundation, the École Pratique des Hautes Études, the Newton Trust at the University of Cambridge and the Academia Belgica, among others.

Dr Giovanni Varelli

Dr Giovanni Varelli

Prize Fellow in Music, Magdalen College

Giovanni's research interests span from Latin palaeography and codicology, medieval liturgy, music theory and notation, philology and reception history, manuscripts digital restoration and conservation techniques to ethnomusicology and dialectology.

Following the award of a Gerda Henkel Stiftung Fellowship and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Research Grants, Giovanni will be Visiting Fellow at the Institut für Musikforschung of the University of Würzburg and at the Fakultät für Katholische Theologie for the University of Regensburg from April until November 2019.

Dr Toby Young

Dr Toby Young

Adjunct Fellow, Linacre College