The hidden listeners: uncovering the historical evidence for the experience of music

The hidden listeners: uncovering the historical evidence for the experience of music

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Time: 11.00-15.00
Venue: Blythswood Room, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow

Contributor newsletter December 2016

Dear all,

Here's the latest newsletter from the Listening Experience Database project.

LED1 conference proceedings
Preparation of the proceedings of last year’s conference ‘Listening to music: people, practices and experiences’ continues to progress well. The chapters are now with a copy editor, and we are aiming for publication in a freely accessible online format around Easter 2017.

LED2 conference
The second project conference is planned for 2017/18, and we’ll have more information for you in the New Year.


Contributor Newsletter July 2016

LED phase 2
It’s a while since we’ve sent a newsletter round, but for those of you who don’t already know, we’re delighted to say that we did indeed get a second grant (for a period of a further three years), and work has now started on the second phase of LED.

The new project takes a more specific historical and cultural focus: its title is ‘Listening and British cultures: listeners’ responses to music in Britain, c. 1700-2018’. However, LED itself is still open to listening experiences from any period, culture, musical genre or country, so please don’t feel that you have to limit your contributions to the scope of the new project. That said, we are also keen to be pointed in the direction of sources and collections that may be particularly relevant to our British focus.


[DOWNTIME] Maintenance and upgrades Friday, Jan 22, 9:00 AM

Update: The site is back online. Data refactoring is still underway. Don't worry about the 'undefined' objects as they will be fixed in the next few days.

We have an update to the website and the data coming later this week. Due to major data refactoring, the site will be down this Friday, Jan 22 at 9:00 AM GMT. The update and testing are expected to take approximately two hours, during which all site facilities, including data entry, will not be available.

An outline of the updates will be posted here once the task is complete.


Contributor newsletter 13

A message from LED’s Principal Investigator, Prof. David Rowland

Dear all,

We are very nearly at the end of the first, funded stage of the Listening Experience Database project. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to it, especially the members of the Project Team, who have seen it through from its beginnings at the start of 2013 until now. A great deal has been achieved. We are not far short of our target 10,000 entries into the database – within the first couple of months of the new year we should achieve the total and we will probably exceed it, given the inputter and approval contracts that are lined up. We had an immensely successful conference, with participants from many parts of the world, following our two earlier symposia. The conference enabled us to make contact with several other scholars working in related areas and a new listening network site is being launched. We also have two volumes that will be published in 2016 using innovative open-access publishing processes. So the project has already made a significant impact on the study of listening.


Can open-access online publishing be interdisciplinary in both merit and means?

Not long before we set out to build an internal prototype of the Listening Experience Database and bootstrap it with an initial dataset, another research project had kicked off, which involved the authors of this article in its team. It was a short project aimed at assessing and advancing the state of maturity of open education.

The academic book of the future: just a change of delivery or something more?

A keynote speaker at a recent conference was particularly good. In the pub afterwards we were still talking about him. We envied his ability to distil complex ideas (Adorno et al) into an easily understood context for what he wanted to say. He provided his listeners with a shared idea of where he was going and when he got there he just delivered a few plainly stated propositions that made perfect sense and gave us more than enough food for thought.

The academic book of the future: the changing face of humanities research

This is the first of several LED blog posts inspired by Academic Book Week. In this post, we discuss some of the issues the LED project team has encountered in doing research with a digital humanities approach. We think there are significant knock-on effects for academic publishing and how we choose to publish our outputs – a theme which will be picked up in subsequent posts.



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