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Professor Richard Middleton FBA

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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Music, Newcastle University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Music, Reader in Music and Cultural Studies, The Open University, 1972 - 1997
  • Professor of Music, Newcastle University, 1998 - 2005
  • Professor of Music, University of Newcastle, Newcastle University, 1998 - 2005
  • , University of Birmingham, 1970 - 1972
  • Emeritus Professor of Music, Newcastle University, 2006


Pop Music and The Blues 1972

Studying Popular Music 1990

Voicing the Popular 2006

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Social and cultural histories of photographic practices; photography, anthropology and colonialism; history of museums, archives, collecting and cultural heritage; photographs in historiography, theory of history and historical method

Professor Richard Widdess

Musicology of South Asia, including history, theory, analysis and social context of music in North India and Nepal; music and religion in South Asia; analysis of world music; music cognition, performance and meaning in oral traditions

Professor Briony Fer

Modern and contemporary art; abstraction; special interests in the legacies of the constructive avant-gardes and in contemporary art; the relationship between art and theory; new critical perspectives on art

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