Tag: music

From MA graduate to supporting the Three Choirs Festival’s archives and history

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire. Shortly after graduating I spotted a photograph of Sir Herbert Brewer on the Three Choir’s Festival Facebook page. I…

Discovering the Blues: honouring the work of Paul Oliver

On Friday 7th February, I took part in an event entitled ‘Discovering the Blues: Paul Oliver and the Blues’, held at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Thinking Human Festival. The event was held to commemorate the…

Getting my Research into Print

This post comes from Simon Carpenter, who completed an MA by Research in History at the University of Gloucestershire in 2018. On the face of it, trying to interest journals in the life and work of a late…

Postgraduate Profiles: Simon Carpenter – Rethinking the Role of Sir Herbert Brewer

This post comes from MA by Research student Simon Carpenter, who is being supervised by Dr Christian O’Connell and Prof. Melanie Ilic. My research is focussed on Sir Herbert Brewer, who was Organist of Gloucester Cathedral between 1896…

Farewell Mr Rock’n’Roll

The web is bursting with tributes and obituaries to Chuck Berry, the songwriter and guitarist who died on Friday at the age of 90. And this is understandably so. Berry’s famous repertoire which includes songs like ‘Johnny B…

The Historian’s ‘Problem’

This post comes from postgraduate student Simon Carpenter who is currently undertaking an MA in History by Research. Before embarking on my MA by research this Autumn, I had researched and had published several histories on mainly local…

Music & History

Teaching and research using Popular Music with Dr Christian O’Connell: we talk about the blues, Civil Rights and more…