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Professor Jeanice Brooks

Professor Jeanice Brooks

Professor of Music

Research interests

  • Renaissance music
  • Music in interwar France
  • Music and gender

More research

Connect with Jeanice

Email: l.j.brooks@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 2115

Address: B2, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Renaissance music
  • Music in interwar France
  • Music and gender
  • Domestic music in Britain c.1800
  • Sound in heritage interpretation

Current research

My current research focussed on a new monograph, At Home with Music: Sounding the Domestic in Georgian Britain, which explores the role of music in material and ideological constructions of home. This research is supported by a major grant (2017-2021) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, with partners from the Royal College of Music, the British Library, the National Trust, Sydney Living Museums and the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust. As well as historical research, the project seeks to construct imaginative musical interpretations for heritage visitors today. I have co-curated an exhibition at Boughton House (A Passion for Opera: The Duchess and the Georgian Stage, 2019) and contributed to Songs of Home at the Museum of Sydney (2019). I am the leader of the international Sound Heritage network, bringing together academic music historians, historic performance specialists, and heritage sector professionals for a collaborative approach to the research and interpretation of music in historic houses. This work has led to a co-edited essay collection, Sound Heritage: Making Music Matter in Historic Houses, published by Routledge in 2021. Films, recordings and interpretation resources from my projects are available at https://sound-heritage.ac.uk/

Research projects

Active projects

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Sponsor: Arts & Humanities Research Council

Completed projects

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