New Blog for AHRC-funded network

Stationers' HallClaimed from Stationers’ Hall

On my research day this week, I did some preparation for the AHRC-funded networking project that I’ll be starting in August 2017.  Behold, a project blog!  Please do visit, follow, and keep in touch.  (There’s also a new Twitter account: @ClaimedStatHall )

And yesterday, there was a piece about the Claimed from Stationers’ Hall project in the RCS Research Exchange News (June 2017).  I’ll repeat it here now, in case you’re curious as to what it’s all about!

AHRC Networking Grant Awarded to the RCS

Dr Karen McAulay has been awarded an AHRC Networking Grant. The title of the 14-month project is: Claimed from Stationers’ Hall: the United Kingdom’s Historical Copyright Music Collections.

The project concerns sheet music surviving in British legal deposit libraries during the period 1710-1836 under the 1709 Copyright Act legislation.

The project seeks to identify the patterns of survival in different libraries, and to establish how accessible the material is through online catalogues.  Exploring the history of British-published music in all British legal deposit libraries, this project also offers an opportunity for networking from all relevant disciplines, e.g. musicologists, music and rare books librarians, book and cultural historians.   What happened to the music? What was sent to libraries? What was retained in libraries?  And what use was made of it once it got there? Follow this fascinating project on Twitter (@ClaimedStatHall) and the dedicated blog.




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