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Lisa Colton is Reader in Musicology. Lisa’s studies in medieval musicology, medieval studies, and early music performance led to her doctoral thesis, 'Music and sanctity in England, c.1260-c.1400' (University of York, 2004), exploring themes of nationalism, sanctity and virginity in late medieval English music. Lisa is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an active member of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society and the Royal Musical Association. She directs the Centre for the Study of Music, Culture, and Identity, within which she leads the Music, Gender, and Identity research group (MuGI); both the CSMCI and MuGI aim to stimulate musical and interdisciplinary research through diverse activities, events and publications. Her monograph, Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History, was published by Routledge (2016).

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Research Output 2003 2018

Book review: Polyphony in Facsimile

Colton, L. 19 Jul 2018 In : Early Music. 46, 2, p. 339-340 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Early English
Church music

Medievalism, music and agency in 'The Wicker Man' (1973)

Colton, L. 7 Feb 2018 Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen. Cook, J., Kolassa, A. & Whittaker, A. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 213-228 16 p. (Ashgate Screen Music Series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Song in space and space in song: Physical and conceptual boundaries in English devotional music, 1250–1500

Colton, L. 14 Jun 2018 Devotional Interaction in Medieval England and its Afterlives. Foster, E., Perratore, J. & Rozenski, S. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, 41 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Musical Structure

Angel song: Medieval English music in history

Colton, L. 2017 Abingson: Routledge. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

English music
Medieval Period

Activities 2011 2017

  • 14 Examination
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

External Examiner (PhD)

Colton, L. (Examiner)
19 Dec 2017

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External Examiner (PhD)

Colton, L. (Examiner)

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External Examiner (Undergraduate Music)

Colton, L. (Examiner)

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External Examiner (PhD)

Colton, L. (Examiner)

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External Examiner

Colton, L. (Examiner)

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