MemberLiam Hogan

I’m a public librarian and independent scholar from Youghalarra, Co. Tipperary. I’ve been based in Limerick City and County Library service for over ten years and I specialise in reference services, local history research and the digitisation, retrieval, and preservation of materials.  I am a graduate of the University of Limerick and Aberystwyth University and my special research interests are the history of racialised chattel slavery, the politics of memory, unfree labour in the Atlantic world, the Irish in the Atlantic world and the history/ideology of the far-right/ethno-nationalism. I have published work with openDemocracy,, The Old Limerick Journal, History Ireland, The Irish Story and Rabble magazine. I was also interviewed by the Southern Poverty Law Centre, The New York Times, Pacific Standard magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, Public Radio International, The Irish Times and Inverse about my years of work tracking and exposing the appropriation and distortion of Irish history by white supremacists via the “Irish slaves” meme.

MemberDr Louise McInnes

Musicologist-Researcher-Writer-Academic Skills Specialist-Educator Currently available for teaching, research, and freelance writing opportunities Previous Positions Honorary Research Fellow (Department of Music at the University of Sheffield) Associate Lecturer in Music (University of Huddersfield) Academic Skills Development Adviser and Undergraduate Research Development Specialist (University of Sheffield) Placement Officer for Arts and Humanities (University of Sheffield) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Durham (short project) Teaching Experience I have over ten years teaching experience in both higher and secondary education. I have taught a varied selection of undergraduate and postgraduate music history, research, and music placement modules, in addition to teaching and designing academic skills workshops, and employability sessions. I have also recently developed an online module to support students in their transition to university level study, and developed workshops to support undergraduate researchers (including online support forums).  Research Experience My extensive research into the late medieval carol has provided me with the opportunity to engage with many aspects of historical research into this period of history: gender issues, politics and nationalism, religion, oral and written traditions, manuscript studies, medieval drama, and class structure, to name but a few. I am now developing these strands of my research beyond the carol repertoire, focusing particularly on gender, and politics and nationalism in the music of the Middle Ages.  Additional research work includes the short-term, postdoctoral, ‘Ushaw Music Project’. This project was funded by the University of Durham, and involved the investigation of the previously unexplored Ushaw College Library and Archives with the intention of locating, identifying and recording musical sources and archival material relating to the musical history of the college for future study and digitization. This was a successfully completed project in which a large number of musical sources were recorded; sources dating from the 12th century to the present day. My final report forms the basis of future funding applications for the University of Durham. Previous research also includes the local use of the Augustinian Canons, the women trouveres of Northern France, and aspects of researcher development.  Select Project Management in HE Managed and developed the University of Sheffield’s prestigious Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Managed large research budgets Designed the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Exchange Programme Written and submitted successful bids to host the British Conference of Undergraduate Research and  Posters in Parliment 2018 Managed the process of hosting the British Conference of Undergraduate Research Created and developed the University of Sheffield’s Undergraduate Research Hub For further employment history and skills information: University of Sheffield, Music Department profile: Current projects Book chapter: ‘Female-voice song in the Middle Ages’ Book chapter: ‘High or low? Medieval English carols as part of vernacular culture’ Professional Affiliations Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Prizes, Awards and Funding Honorary Fellowship of the Music Department, University of Sheffield, March 2015 – March 2018 University of Durham, Postdoctoral Seedcorn funding ‘The Ushaw Music Collection’, June – August 2013 Musica Britannica ‘Louise Dyer’ Award, 2013 Vitae Yorkshire and North East ‘Communicating to the Public’ Award, 2010 Full PhD Fee Waiver, University of Huddersfield, 2010 Bursary for Masters Study, University of Huddersfield, 2007

MemberRichard Elliott

Richard Elliott is a cultural musicologist with a particular interest in popular musics of the world. He is the author of the books Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City (Ashgate, 2010), Nina Simone (Equinox, 2013), The Late Voice: Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) and The Sound of Nonsense (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). He has also published articles and reviews on popular music, literature, consciousness, memory, nostalgia, place and space, affect, language and technology. Richard is Senior Lecturer in Music at the International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University, where he specialises in courses related to popular music. Prior to this he taught courses on popular music, contextual music studies, and music and media at the University of Sussex. He has also worked as a teacher of English for Academic Purposes, a journal editor and a reviewer of books and music. Richard’s research interests are wide but predominantly connect to ways in which music reflects and produces time, space and memorable objects. His early work explored the roles played by loss, memory, nostalgia and revolution in popular music and was heavily influenced by theories of place and spatiality. These ideas were developed in his first book Fado and the Place of Longing, which analysed Portuguese fado music as a reflection and production of space and place. An ongoing theme is the various ways in which music creates or evokes ‘memory places’ that take on significance for individuals and communities. More recent work reflects music’s potential to soundtrack lives and histories; Richard’s 2015 book The Late Voice explores the representation of time, age and experience in popular song. The Sound of Nonsense, published at the very end of 2017 (with a 2018 publication date), reflects Richard’s interest in words, music and sound studies. It brings together novelists, nonsense writers, sound poets, experimental composers, comedians and pop musicians in an attempt to get at the role of sound in creating, maintaining and disrupting meaning. Richard’s other areas of specialisation include the global span of popular music styles from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, music and cultural theory, urban musicology, the poetics of song and the politics of authenticity. He has a background in a variety of disciplines, having gained a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative American Studies, a Master’s in Popular Culture and a PhD in Music.

MemberL.D. Joynes

L. D. Joynes, Ph.D.

  • Research Scholar, Art and Education, Columbia University
  • International Committee, Collage Arts Association
  • Visiting Professor, Renmin University, School of Art, Beijing
  • Co-Chair, Young Researchers Conference Mongolia
  • US Department of State Sponsored Research Fellow on Arts in Higher Education
  • US Public Diplomacy Awardee Mongolia (2014)
  • US Public Diplomacy Awardee China (2017)

L. D. Joynes is a research scholar on arts and education at Columbia University in New York and an education specialist for Europe and Asia. He has directed US Department of State sponsored research on arts in education at the American Center for Mongolian Studies and is 2017 Fulbright-Hays US Public Diplomacy Awardee for cooperation in the arts.He has conducted education research in Europe and Asia and is focused on new program development, joint degrees in the art, Doctoral research in the art, post-doctoral research in the arts. He has presented at Cambridge University, University of California, Columbia University, National University of Singapore, University of Coventry, UK, University of Lincoln, UK. As 2015 Visiting Fellow at the University of the Arts London (UAL) directed the PhD Master Class at Chelsea College of Art, London. He serves on the Editorial Board of ProjectAnywhere, a journal in Australia and is Fellow, Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, member of the International Committee, College Arts Association, New York; member of the National Postdoctoral Association, (US) ; and was Co-chair for the Young Researchers Forum Mongolia.

MemberAndrew Colin Gow

In my first book, I traced and analyzed the German legend of the Red Jews, an imaginary conflation of the Ten Tribes of Israel with Gog and Magog, the apocalyptic destroyers featured in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation. My publications since 2000 on the ‘Protestant paradigm’ regarding vernacular Bible translations and editions in the later Middle Ages contributed to a new field of research and debate, with a research cluster at the University of Groningen and a number of conferences and conference panels devoted to the topic. This project addressed late medieval vernacular Bibles, their readership, their dissemination and their cultural effects — which includes contributing to the conditions under which the Protestant Reformation ‘caught fire’ so quickly: e.g., Luther’s Bible translation was a hit because burghers had been reading vernacular Bibles and biblical texts for so long, not because they had been denied access to the Bible. The wide distribution and availability of German and other vernacular Bible translations in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, with 22 printed full Bible translations into German/Low German/Netherlandish appearing before Luther’s famous Bible translation, has been known to scholars since at least the early eighteenth century, when various works on German Bibles before the Reformation began to appear. However, the existence of such translations did not guarantee that scholars, especially church historians and historians of the Reformation took such Bible translations seriously. My findings also demonstrate how central modes of history-writing participate in myth-making — sometimes even under the guise of source analysis. In 2003, my former student Dr. Lara Apps and I co-published Male Witches in Early Modern Europe (Manchester UP), which was based in part on her M.A. thesis. Since 2005, my former student Dr. Robert Desjardins (Ph.D. 2008) and I, along with François Pageau and a number of other graduate students, have been working on the witch trials at Arras in 1459-60 — possibly the very first mass witch-trials that took the classic form under which we know them, a snowball phenomenon driven by torture and sponsored by the authorities — after coming across a hitherto unknown manuscript of a treatise written to justify the trials in their gruesome aftermath. This princely manuscript had been lurking in the UofA library system’s Bruce Peel Special Collections since it was donated to the university by Dr. John Lunn in 1989, but its existence was unknown to scholarship — a 1999 edition of the text relied on manuscripts held at Paris, Brussels and Oxford, but the UofA manuscript is probably the oldest and the best of them. This text anticipates the much better known Witches’ Hammer (Malleus Maleficarum) by a quarter century, and already contains all the elements that the later text would so famously disseminate. Our critical edition of the UofA ms., collated against the other known manuscripts and the 1475 incunabulum printed by Colard Mansion, is in preparation. Our translation of the text, the first into English, and of another treatise written at the same time and in the same place, in collaboration with my Ph.D. student François Pageau and my former student Dr. Robert Desjardins, appeared with Penn State University Press in 2016: The Bruce Peel Special Collections Library and Archives produced and hosts a digital exhibition on this manuscript: We have finished and hope to publish in 2019 with the collaboration of Dr. Jessica Roussanov our complete translation of the voluminous Middle French records of the appeal of the Arras convictions to the Parlement (royal court) of Paris spanning the years 1461 to 1467, with brief postludes up to the final resolution of the appeals in 1491, together with translations of the many late-medieval chronicle entries and other sources relating to these trials from the dawn of the European witch-craze. Demonology and witch-hunting: for more about my recent research, please see this one-minute presentation:  

MemberDavid Carson Berry

David Carson Berry is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 2003. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002, and received the Society for Music Theory’s “Emerging Scholar Award” in 2006. His research interests are wide-ranging and include: American popular music of the 1920s–60s; the theory and aesthetics of music of the mid-eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries; and Schenkerian theory and its reception history in the U.S.

MemberBrian W. Ogilvie

I am an intellectual and cultural historian of Europe, with special interests in the history of science, scholarship, and religion from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. I am currently Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Chair of the History Department. I have previously served as Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair/Scheduling Officer in History, as Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and as Director of the university’s Oxford Summer Seminar. I am engaged in several research projects in cultural history and the history of science. I teach Renaissance and early modern European history, history of science, and history of religion.

MemberPierre Chambert-Protat

Membre de l’École française de Rome, section Moyen Âge [lien] — Fellow du projet Fragmentarium (Université de Fribourg) [lien] Vie intellectuelle à Lyon au IXe siècle. — Florus de Lyon (flor. ca. 825-855) et son milieu : Leidrat, Agobard, Amolon et Remi de Lyon, Mannon de Saint-Oyen. — Pierre-François Chifflet (1591-1682). — Réception et diffusion de l’héritage tardo-antique au haut Moyen Âge et après. — Supports et vestiges matériels de l’activité intellectuelle.

MemberRuth-Ellen St. Onge

I was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario and lived in Toronto for several years before relocating to the United States in 2015 to join the curatorial staff at Rare Book School. During my graduate studies, I worked at the rare book library and research centre, Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies, and taught undergraduate FSL and French Cultural Studies courses in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. My interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation focused on publishers of poetry in 19th century France, with particular attention paid to the careers of Auguste Poulet-Malassis, Alphonse Lemerre, and Léon Vanier. My current research has shifted towards the study of contemporary graphic novels and comic book culture.