Symposium: Sound Heritage Ireland

7 October
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

The Department of History and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance will host a FREE one-day symposium on the 'sounding' of Irish heritage at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, on Friday 7th October 2016.

Convened by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Department of History, the event will focus on issues surrounding the research and interpretation of music in historic houses. It will include two morning lectures and an afternoon discussion forum led by international colleagues from the University of Southampton, International Sound Heritage Network and University of York:

- Professor Jeanice Brooks: Musical soundscapes in the country house
- Dr Katrina Faulds: Domestic dance music as a source for narrative interpretation in historic
- Professor Jonathan Wainwright (facilitator): Sounding our Heritage (discussion session)

This event will be of interest to anyone involved in interdisciplinary cultural heritage research and interpretation, particularly those concerned with curating, archiving, conserving, researching, interpreting, performing and programming period music and dance in or connected with historic properties. A key part of the symposium will be the afternoon discussion session.

All are welcome for some or part of the day but booking is essential. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Booking closes Monday, 3rd October, 5p.m.
Information and registration at:

This is an inter-sectoral networking and knowledge exchange event hosted by the Department of History and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and generously supported by the Irish Research Council (New Foundations Award).

Small travel grants are available to independent researchers and others without recourse to institutional funding. Applications, outlining costs, may be made before the event by email to

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