Public Musicology International Symposium

  • Aidan Thomson (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


My paper, 'Bax’s In Memoriam for Pearse: Publicizing a Musical Commemoration of the Easter Rising in 2016', was part of the 'Music and Media: Opportunities and Challenges' round-table session that I convened and chaired at a one-day symposium in Dublin titled 'Public Musicology'. All ten speakers at this event were invited. Those in attendance at the event (around 70 in all) included academics and other stakeholders in Irish music, among them journalists, broadcasters and arts administrators. This was the first public event in either the UK or Ireland openly to discuss strategies of how academic musicology might be disseminated beyond the academy.
Period26 Apr 2017
Event titlePublic Musicology Symposium
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, IrelandShow on map


  • musicology
  • media
  • knowledge exchange
  • radio
  • broadcasting
  • commemoration
  • Easter Rising