‘Let the past and its oddness provoke us’ – A day at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing, by Corrina Connor

Originally posted on OBERTO:
Biography and life-writing are often central to musicology, and to opera studies in particular. Although my own research does not involve writing a biography of any particular performer, I am investigating the professional – and also the personal – lives of a number of singers who worked at the Theater an…

Oxford advertises for ‘Casual Researchers’

Originally posted on 3lww:
Our first proper post comes in response to a job offer that came through a mailing list yesterday. The positions offered were for five ‘casual researchers’ to be paid by the hour to work on a project for one of the most prestigious and best endowed institution in the field of…

Antonello’s St Jerome

Antonello’s St Jerome in his Study (NG1418) dates from c. 1475, when Antonello spent time in Venice. St Jerome is an example of a ‘cabinet painting’, designed to be viewed in a small intimate space and to serve as an object of aesthetic value and as a focus for contemplation.[i]  An outspoken and passionate man, … More Antonello’s St Jerome