Public seminars

Professor Jennifer Walshe convenes this online series in which visiting composers discuss their work. Select Monday afternoons, 4pm, online via Zoom. Free and open to all. 

The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Judith Valerie Engel and Jessica Ward organise the series. Presentations are followed by discussion and a drinks reception. Students, staff and the general public are warmly encouraged to attend, in person or online. Free and open to all.

The Oxford Seminar in the Psychology of Music (OSPoM) – convened by Eric Clarke and Manuel Anglada-Tort. Enjoying a position at a neglected part of the clock, seminars will start at 4.56pm GMT, and will last for 90 minutes – 45 minutes presentation followed by 45 minutes of discussion. These seminars are open to all and are hosted in hybrid format. See below for details of forthcoming seminars.

The Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies is convened by Professor Jason Stanyek of the University of Oxford. Former convenors of the series were Professor Martin Stokes (currently at King’s College London) and Professor Noel Lobley (currently at the University of Virginia).

Featuring lectures by leading scholars who have adventurous takes on musical and sonic cultures, the series has a particular grounding in anthropology, sound studies, and ethnomusicology.

We typically hold two or three seminars each academic term. Our standard meeting time is on Thursdays at 5pm and events usually take place at or near St John’s College.

Our seminars are open to all and admission is free. There is a wine reception after each talk.

Further details of the series can be found here.

If you have any questions about the series please contact Professor Stanyek at jason.stanyek@music.ox.ac.uk