France: Musiques, Cultures, 1789-1918
is a project covering all aspects of music in France in the long nineteenth
century: music in the theatre, instrumental, military, popular, and sacred
music, historiography, pedagogy and theory. We encourage and promote
research of all types in the field: documentary, cultural, biographical,
hermeneutic, bibliographical, archival, and analytical. We also develop work at
the boundaries of musicology, dance history, theatre, medicine, science, ideas,
and jurisprudence. At the heart of our work lies analysis of the musical
press, and the press more broadly conceived, as it relates to music. In
order to link more efficiently with partner organisations, we engage with the
long nineteenth century from 1789 to 1918.
The project encompasses:
The call for papers for our online conference, 3-4 March 2023 is here.
The project is managed by Katharine
Ellis (University of Cambridge) and Mark Everist (University of
Southampton). Its web presence and databases are hosted by the Department of
Music, University of Southampton.
The project was initially set up as 'Francophone Music Criticism, 1789-1914' with the specific aim of exploring the role of music in the French press in the long nineteenth century. It was funded originally with a two-year network grant from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council (2006-08), and managed by the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, the University of London. Grants from the School of Advanced Study (2006-08 and 2008-09), led to funding from the British Academy, the University of Southampton, and further awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The network has since gained funding from various sources, for the creation of the web resource. In 2017, the network agreed to broaden its focus from press criticism to French musical culture more generally.. To see a full list of funders, click here.
To see a full list of members, click here.