Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez
- Senior Lecturer (Music)
I obtained my PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2010 and, after a stint teaching for the Open University, I joined the University of Glasgow in 2012 as a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow.
I have held a number of roles in internationalization at subject, school and college level, and I am currently Deputy Dean for Internationalisation in the College of Arts.
I serve as co-editor for the Royal Music Association Research Chronicle.
I also run the twitter account @NotationIsGreat, through which I share and contextualize examples of musical notation from the Middle Ages to the present.
My research interests cover the following areas:
Music and politics in Francoist Spain
I started my research career as a historian of music and politics in Francoist Spain, and published two monographs on the topic: Music and Exile in Francoist Spain (2015) analysed the connections of Spanish exiled composers with their homeland throughout 1939-1975, and Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain (2016) the first English-language study of Spanish music criticism in the 1940s. I am currently co-editing, together with Dr Igor Contreras, a special issue of the Journal of Culture and War Studies focusing on international musical responses in support of the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. I also regularly disseminate my research among non-academic audiences, through lecture-recitals in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes London and by advising performers on the Spanish 20th-century repertoire; I have also spoken about my research several times at the Spanish National Radio.
Early history of recording technologies
My interests in the early history of recording technologies encompass both cultural and contextual perspectives, and early recordings as sources for the study of performance practice. Between January 2018 and June 2019 I was Principal Investigator in an AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship on early recording cultures in Spain (1880-1905). The resulting monograph, Inventing the recording: The phonograph and national culture in Spain, 1877-1914, will be published by OUP in 2021. I am currently working on another monograph, more decidedly centered on performance practice issues (Recording zarzuela, 1898-1960: Canonizing national musical theatre). Together with Inja Stanovic, I also run the AHRC-funded network Rethinking Early Recordings as Sources for the Study of Music History and Performance Practice. I have also published articles on these topics intended for non-specialist audiences in History today, The Public Domain Review and JSTOR Daily, among others.
My interests in Digital Musicology revolve mostly around visualization and GIS. I have maintained the digital mapping project Spanish Music in Exile since 2014. In 2018-2019, I gained two Diplomas de Experto Universitario (equivalent to a PGDip) through the Spanish Open University (UNED) - one in Digital Humanities and one in Programming for Digital Humanities.
Medieval Aquitanian versus
A more recent research interest revolves around Marian devotion, the body and the senses in Aquitanian versus, as well as its performance practice.
- Everett Helm Short-Term Fellowship awarded by the University of Indiana – Bloomington to conduct archival research on songs of the American-Spanish war at the Lilly Library, 2012 ($1,850).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Small Grant for the project ‘Writing the exiles back into the history of Spanish music: Salvador Bacarisse and Roberto Gerhard’, 2013 (£2440).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Small Grant for the project ‘Rodolfo Halffter and the Franco regime - music, exile and collaboration', 2014 (£920).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities Scotland Research Incentive Grant for the project 'Making sense of Spanish music historiography: Josep Valls and Simon Tapia Colman', 2017 (£4,445).
- AHRC Leadership Fellowship for the project 'Early recording cultures in Spain (1877-1905). Towards a transnational history', 2018-9 (£175,689).
I have also received smaller grants from the Music & Letters Trust Award and The John Robertson Bequest.
I have supervised two PhD thesis to completion, and currently work with four other students. I welcome enquiries for students interested in working on topics that fall within my research expertise. This could be topics related to the cultural and political history of Spanish classical music from the late 19th century to the end of the Franco regime, but I'd also be keen to hear about projects focusing on other geographical areas, eras or music genres which could conceivably benefit from my expertise in exile and displacement, music and politics, the history of recording technologies, the history of music criticism, etc.
- Findlay, Jack
John Field and the influence Russian music culture had on his compositions.
- Holdsworth Quinn, Ashley
The Critical Reception of Russian and Musicians in Scotland 1914 - 1924
- Hong, Ju-Lee
Musical diplomacy: Isang Yun’s music in the context of the Cold War
- Pattie, Ruairidh
Private and Public: Lieder in Clara Schumann’s circle