Katharine Ellis

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Katharine Ellis

NationalityBritish
Academic background
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford
Guildhall School of Music
Academic work
DisciplineMusicology and cultural history
Sub-discipline
Institutions

Katharine Ellis, FBA, MAE is a British musicologist and academic, specialising in music history. Since 2017, she has been the 1684 Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge. She previously taught at the Open University, at Royal Holloway, University of London and at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, before serving as Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol (2013–2017).

Early life and education[edit]

Ellis studied at University College, Oxford, graduating with Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degrees.[1] She also studied the violin at the Guildhall School of Music.[2]

Academic career[edit]

Ellis's first post in her academic career was as a junior research fellow in French studies at St Anne's College, Oxford[1] Then, from 1991 to 1994, she lectured with the Open University.[1][3] In 1994, she joined Royal Holloway, University of London as a lecturer.[1] She was additionally the inaugural Director of the Institute of Musical Research, which was then based at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, between February 2006 and July 2009.[2][4][5][6]

In 2013, Ellis joined the University of Bristol as its next Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music.[1][7] She gave her inaugural lecture on 13 February 2014.[8] In August 2016, it was announced that she would be the next 1684 Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, in succession to Nicholas Cook.[4] She took up the chair in June 2017,[1] and was also elected a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.[9]

Research[edit]

Ellis's research centres on the cultural history of music in France in the long nineteenth century.[3][10] She also has interests in musical tastes and practices, women's musical careers, music criticism, and music in fiction.[2][3][4][10]

Honours[edit]

In 2010, Ellis was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea.[11] In 2013, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[10] Ellis was elected in 2017 to the American Philosophical Society.[12]

Selected works[edit]

  • Ellis, Katharine (1995). Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521454438.
  • Ellis, Katharine (2005). Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199710850.
  • Ellis, Katharine (2013). The politics of plainchant in fin-de-siècle France. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. ISBN 978-1409463733.
  • Weliver, Phyllis; Ellis, Katharine, eds. (2013). Words and Notes in the Long Nineteenth Century. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 978-1843838111.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 'ELLIS, Prof. Katharine', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 1 Nov 2017
  2. ^ a b c "Professor Katharine Ellis". Department of Music. Royal Holloway, University of London. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Professor Katharine Ellis". Faculty of Music. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "New 1684 Professor of Music". Faculty of Music. University of Cambridge. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2005-2006" (pdf). School of Advanced Studied. University of London. 2006. p. 1. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "About Us". Institute of Musical Research. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Faculty of Arts appoints three new Chairs". University of Bristol. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Professor Katharine Ellis - inaugural lecture". Public and Ceremonial Events Office. University of Bristol. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Master and Fellows". Selwyn College. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Professor Katharine Ellis". British Academy. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  11. ^ Hasani, Ilire; Hoffmann, Robert. "Ellis Katharine". Academy of Europe. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170915195158/https://amphilsoc.org/members/electedApril2017
Academic offices
Preceded by
Stephen Banfield
Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music
University of Bristol

2013 to 2017
Succeeded by
Sarah Hibberd
Preceded by
Nicholas Cook
1684 Professor of Music
University of Cambridge

2017 to present
Incumbent