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Biography

Professor Rachel Cowgill is Head of Music and Drama in the School of Music, Humanities and Media. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a first-class BMus (Hons) degree, and completed an MMus (Historical Musicology) and PhD at King’s College London, where her research focused on the reception of Mozart’s music in late Georgian London. She began her career at the University of Huddersfield (1996–2000) and returned to the University in her new role as Head of Music and Drama in 2014. In the interim she taught at the University of Leeds (2000–09), and was appointed to professorships at Liverpool Hope University (2009–11) and Cardiff University (2011–14; Head of School, 2013–14).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Music and the First World War in Britain
  • Music and Modernity in early Twentieth-Century British Culture
  • Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain
  • Collective Performance and Negotiated Identities in Nineteenth-Century British Music
  • Gender and Adaptation in Nineteenth-Century British Productions of Mozart’s operas
  • The Victorian Reception of Mozart’s Requiem
  • Operatic Femininities
  • Archival Research and Digital Musicologies

Keywords

  • Music
  • Music and WWI
  • Music and Modernity
  • Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain
  • Collective Performance
  • Negotiated Identities
  • 19th-century British Music
  • Gender and Adaptation
  • 19th-century British Mozart Productions
  • Mozart's Operas
  • Victorian Reception of Mozart
  • Operatic Femininities
  • Archival Research
  • Digital Musicologies

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Research Output 1992 2018

'Discovering' North: Postcards from the Edge

Cowgill, R., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Music and Ideas of North. Cowgill, R. & Scott, D. B. (eds.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Music and Ideas of North

Cowgill, R. (ed.) & Scott, D. B. (ed.), 2018, (Accepted/In press) Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Music
Scottish English
Focus of Attention
Literary Scholars
Cultural Historians

Proofs of Genius: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Construction of Musical Prodigies in Early Georgian London

Cowgill, R., 2016, Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology. McPherson, G. E. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 511-549 39 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Genius
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prodigy
Musicians
Virtuoso
3 Citations

Spreadsheets as user interfaces

Dix, A., Cowgill, R., Bashford, C., Mcveigh, S. & Ridgewell, R., 7 Jun 2016, AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 192-195 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Spreadsheets
User interfaces
Data acquisition
3 Citations

Authority and judgement in the digital archive

Dix, A., Cowgill, R., Bashford, C., McVeigh, S. & Ridgewell, R., 12 Sep 2014, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

concert
expertise
costs