Paul Watt

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Paul Watt

Paul Watt​

Elder Conservatorium of Music
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Email: paul.watt@adelaide.edu.au

Paul Watt is Professor of Musicology at the Australian Guild of Music, Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Music in the University of Adelaide. His research crosses a range of fields including nineteenth-century music, musical biography and criticism, popular music, intellectual history and religious and literary studies. He is the author of two books, Ernest Newman: A Critical Biography (2017) and The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England (2018). His articles have been published in a variety of journals including Music & Letters, the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 19th-century Music and the Yale Journal of Music & Religion. He is co-editor of a number of books including The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (with Sarah Collins and Michael Allis, 2020) and the award-winning book, Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot (with Anne-Marie Forbes, 2017).

Paul’s research has been funded by fellowships from the Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Research Award, 2012–2015), and the European Commission’s Senior Fellowship Program (2016), which was undertaken in the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. Paul has also held visiting fellowships in the Institute of Music Research, University of London (2009), the Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas, Austin (2010), the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University (2017), and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2021).

In addition to work in the university sector, Paul is Director of the Street Music Research Unit. The Unit is affiliated with The Busking Project, a non-profit organisation in Berlin, that promotes busking and street performance around the world. Paul also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Music Research Online, Musicology Australia, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, the RMA Research Chronicle and ‘Studies in British Musical Cultures’, a book series published by Clemson University Press.

Paul Watt is Professor of Musicology at the Australian Guild of Music, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Music in The University of Adelaide. His research crosses a range of fields including nineteenth-century music, musical biography and criticism, popular music, intellectual history and religious and literary studies. He is the author of two books, Ernest Newman: A Critical Biography (2017) and The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England (2018). His articles have been published in a variety of journals including Music & Letters, the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 19th-century Music and the Yale Journal of Music & Religion. He is co-editor of a number of books including The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (with Sarah Collins and Michael Allis, 2020) and the award-winning book, Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic and Musical Patriot (with Anne-Marie Forbes, 2017).

Paul’s research has been funded by fellowships from the Australian Research Council (Discovery Early Career Research Award, 2012–2015), and the European Commission’s Senior Fellowship Program (2016), which was undertaken in the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. Paul has also held visiting fellowships in the Institute of Music Research, University of London (2009), the Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas, Austin (2010), the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University (2017), and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2021).

In addition to work in the university sector, Paul is Director of the Street Music Research Unit. The Unit is affiliated with The Busking Project, a non-profit organisation in Berlin, that promotes busking and street performance around the world. Paul also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Music Research Online, Musicology Australia, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, the RMA Research Chronicle and ‘Studies in British Musical Cultures’, a book series published by Clemson University Press.
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