Sound Heritage Ireland Symposium, Limerick (Symposium)

Posted: Monday, 19 September 2016

Sound Heritage Ireland are holding a free symposium focusing on issues surrounding the research and interpretation of music in historic houses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, on Friday 7 October 2016. Booking closes on 30 September 2016.

The event should be of interest to anyone involved in interdisciplinary cultural heritage research and interpretation, particularly those concerned with curating, archiving, conserving, researching, interpreting, performing and programming period music or dance in or connected with historic properties.

The objectives are to:

discuss the history, research and interpretation of music in Ireland's historic houses;
cultivate a richer understanding of how music featured and functioned there in the past;
find innovative ways to make heritage properties ‘sound' for 21st-century visitors;
develop approaches to making academic research more accessible to stakeholders beyond the academy;
work to promote a largely overlooked but important aspect of Irish cultural heritage.

Sound Heritage Ireland is a newly-formed, all-island, inter-sectoral forum for communication and collaboration on issues concerning the ‘sounding' of Irish heritage, with a particular focus on period music in historic houses. Sound Heritage Ireland is part of the international Sound Heritage network, based at the University of Southampton, UK.

Supported by the Irish Research Council, this symposium to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange has been convened by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam.

Click here for full details and to register.