Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

  • Research Associate (Scottish Literature)

Research interests

Brianna is a Lecturer in Historically Musicology and has a particular interest in the field of historically informed performance and eighteenth-century studies. She completed her PhD research on the 18th-century castrato singer Venanzio Rauzzzini and his students funded by the University of Glasgow College of Arts Internship scholarship in 2016. Brianna is Research Associate for the AHRC funded project 'The edited collection of Allan Ramsay' and is Research Assistant for the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded Romantic National Song Network: https://rnsn.glasgow.ac.uk/. She was also part of the team who established the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded network Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network (https://eaern.wordpress.com/) with can be found on Twitter @eaerning. She is on the board of the British Society of Eighteenth-century Studies and is the Music editor for BSECS Criticks and she is the publicity officer for the Women's Studies Group 1558-1837. 

She was granted The Ross Fund from the University of Glasgow to allow her to do a one month research project examining the Symonds sheet music collection at the Sydney Living Museums. A video outlining the research can be found here:  https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/colonial-caledonian-search-early-scottish-musical-experience. She as also awarded a Chawton House Visiting Fellowship in April 2017 supported by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Visiting Fellowship Award.

Brianna has spoken at the sold out TEDxGlasgow event, which is a locally organized event licensed by the famous TED organisation. She has sung in master classes and private lessons with early music specialists including Emma Kirkby, Nicholas Clapton and Robert Toft and regularly performs lecture-recitals at conferences and events.


Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2019

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2019) Performance potential of Stationers’ Hall collections. Brio, 56(2), pp. 77-86.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Designing Active Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Robertson-Kirkland, B.E. (2019) Library of Congress: Early American Sheet Music. Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 50, pp. 172-180. (doi: 10.1080/14723808.2018.1500810)

2018

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2018) Rivalry, comradery and the prima donnas: Elizabeth Billington and Gertrude Mara. In: Duckling, L., Read, S., Roberts, F. and Williams, C. D. (eds.) Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558–1837. Pen & Sword History. ISBN 9781526744975

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2018) "My love to war is going”: Women and song in the Napoleonic era. In: Hore, P. (ed.) The Trafalgar Chronicle: New Series 3. Series: Yearbook of The 1805 Club. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473899803

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2018) Music-making: a fundamental or a vain accomplishment? Women's History, 2(10), pp. 30-34.

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2018) Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network. Eighteenth-Century Music, 15(1), pp. 103-104. (doi: 10.1017/S1478570617000574)

2017

Berger, C. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) The burning circle: (pre)history, performance and public engagement. Scottish Journal of Performance, 4(1), pp. 29-53. (doi: 10.14439/sjop.2017.0401.03)

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) Christina Fuhrmann, Foreign Operas at the London Playhouse: From Mozart to Bellini (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 14(2), pp. 243-245. (doi: 10.1017/S147940981600032X)[Book Review]

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) Women and education in the long Eighteenth Century Glasgow Women's Library, 8 September 2016. Eighteenth-Century Music, 14(1), pp. 171-173. (doi: 10.1017/S1478570616000579)

2015

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2015) Rise to fame: training an 18th-century singer. [Website]

2014

Robertson, B. E. (2014) Dissonance in the Republic of Letters: The Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes by Mark Darlow. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 37(3), pp. 411-412. (doi: 10.1111/1754-0208.12094)[Book Review]

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2014) Opera identity: the singer, the character or the immortal performer? In: Wiseman, S. (ed.) Assembling Identities. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 47-56. ISBN 9781443865296

2013

Robertson, B. (2013) A History of Singing by John Potter and Neil Sorrell. Kelvingrove Review, 12, [Book Review]

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2013) The silencing of Bel Canto. eSharp, 21, 7.

2011

Robertson, B. (2011) Madrigirls: the past ten years. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Mar 28 10:23:14 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2019) Performance potential of Stationers’ Hall collections. Brio, 56(2), pp. 77-86.

Robertson-Kirkland, B.E. (2019) Library of Congress: Early American Sheet Music. Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 50, pp. 172-180. (doi: 10.1080/14723808.2018.1500810)

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2018) Music-making: a fundamental or a vain accomplishment? Women's History, 2(10), pp. 30-34.

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2018) Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network. Eighteenth-Century Music, 15(1), pp. 103-104. (doi: 10.1017/S1478570617000574)

Berger, C. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) The burning circle: (pre)history, performance and public engagement. Scottish Journal of Performance, 4(1), pp. 29-53. (doi: 10.14439/sjop.2017.0401.03)

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) Women and education in the long Eighteenth Century Glasgow Women's Library, 8 September 2016. Eighteenth-Century Music, 14(1), pp. 171-173. (doi: 10.1017/S1478570616000579)

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2013) The silencing of Bel Canto. eSharp, 21, 7.

Book Sections

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2018) Rivalry, comradery and the prima donnas: Elizabeth Billington and Gertrude Mara. In: Duckling, L., Read, S., Roberts, F. and Williams, C. D. (eds.) Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558–1837. Pen & Sword History. ISBN 9781526744975

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2018) "My love to war is going”: Women and song in the Napoleonic era. In: Hore, P. (ed.) The Trafalgar Chronicle: New Series 3. Series: Yearbook of The 1805 Club. Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781473899803

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2014) Opera identity: the singer, the character or the immortal performer? In: Wiseman, S. (ed.) Assembling Identities. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 47-56. ISBN 9781443865296

Book Reviews

Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2017) Christina Fuhrmann, Foreign Operas at the London Playhouse: From Mozart to Bellini (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 14(2), pp. 243-245. (doi: 10.1017/S147940981600032X)[Book Review]

Robertson, B. E. (2014) Dissonance in the Republic of Letters: The Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes by Mark Darlow. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 37(3), pp. 411-412. (doi: 10.1111/1754-0208.12094)[Book Review]

Robertson, B. (2013) A History of Singing by John Potter and Neil Sorrell. Kelvingrove Review, 12, [Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Designing Active Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Website

Robertson-Kirkland, B. E. (2015) Rise to fame: training an 18th-century singer. [Website]

Robertson, B. (2011) Madrigirls: the past ten years. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Mar 28 10:23:14 2020 GMT.

Grants

  • 2019: Curious Caledonians, University of Glasgow-University of Sydney Collaboration Grant 
  • 2017: Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2010–Present: Lanfine Choral Scholar, : University of Glasgow Chapel Choir
  • 2014/15 College of Arts Intern Studentship
  • 2012/13, 2013/14 & 2014/15 McGlashan Charitable Award
  • 2014: School of Culture and Creative Arts Support Award: grant towards the digitisation of 24 Solfeggi or Exercises for the Voice by Venanzio Rauzzini
  • 2012: Lanarkshire Education Award, PhD
  • 2011: Lanarkshire Education Award, MMus Historically Informed Performance
  • 2011: Edward Caird Award, College List, University of Glasgow, MMus Historically Informed Performance

Conference Grants

  • 2016: British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference grant, Women and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century workshop at Glasgow Women's Library
  • 2016: New Inititatives Fund Women and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century workshop at GWL
  • 2014: Chancellor's Fund, Sound Thought, Postgraduate Music Festival
  • 2014: Creative Practice Award, Sound Thought, Postgraduate Music Festival Open Day

Travel Grants

  • 2017: Stephen Copley Award, British Association for Romantic Studies, trip to London
  • 2017: British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies Chawton House Visiting Fellowship
  • 2017: The Ross Fund, College of Arts, 1 month trip to Sydney to exlpore the Stewart Symonds Collection at the Sydney Living Museums
  • 2016: University of Glasgow School of Culture and Creative Arts Research Award
  • 2015: Music and Letters Grant, trip to 1st Transnational Opera Studies Conference, University of Bologna
  • 2015: Sir Fitzroy McLean Travel Scholarship Award, University of Glasgow
  • 2015: The Friends of St Cecilia’s Hall and Museum of Instruments Bursary Award 2015 for Projects Relating to Music Pre-1820 
  • 2015: ASECS Traveling Jam Pot
  • 2015: University of Glasgow College of Arts Research Award
  • 2015: University of Glasgow School of Culture and Creative Arts Research Award
  • 2014: College of Arts Support Award: travel to London in order to research first study sources at the British Library
  • 2012: WGS Next Generation Bursary, Conference trip to Royal Music Association in Hull

Teaching

  • Musicology
  • Music History
  • Listening and Repertory
  • Opera
  • Music of Scotland
  • Music in the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Performance Practice
  • Performance (Course administrative assistant)
  • eSharp Peer Review Workshop for postgraduate students
  • Kelvingrove review, book review workshop for postgraduate students
  • Hunterian Associate programme for postgraduate students, workshop leader, 'Digital Media'

Additional Information

Blog Posts 

Conference Committee

15 May 2018: Women's Studies Group Annual Workshop, Foundling Museum, London

8 September 2016: Women and Education in the long 18th century, in collaboration with the Glasgow Women's Library

22 May 2014: 'Dialogue Across Decades' eSharp, 10th Anniversary Conference (General Editor)

10-12 January 2014: Sound Thought Beta (Creative Director)

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Arts Intern
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Royal Musical Association
  • British Association for Romantic Studies
  • Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies
  • British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
  • American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
  • The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir
  • Hunterian Associate
  • Chartered Management Institutute
  • Chair, Sound Thought 2014
  • General Editor, eSharp & The Kelvingrove Review 2013/14
  • Creator and Editor, Sound Thought Creative Practice Journal (in association with eSharp), 2013/14

Professional Recognition

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Level 3 Award in First Line Management, Chartered Management Institutute

Additional Activities

  • 2013-Present: Peer reviewer, eSharp (University of Glasgow), The Kelvingrove Review (University of Glasgow), Skepsi (University of Kent)
  • 2016: Public Engagement Intern, Research Strategy and Innovation Office, University of Glasgow
  • 2016: Research Intern, Glasgow University's Great War: A Centenary Project, Archives, University of Glasgow
  • 2016: PGR representative for the REF working group, Music, University of Glasgow
  • 2016: PGR representative for the College of Arts Development Board, University of Glasgow
  • 2014: Research Assistant, College of Arts, Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Glasgow