Charles Edward McGuire

Charles Edward McGuire

Professor of Musicology

-- Oberlin College & Conservatory
HWL Affiliation: Visiting Faculty Fellow
Year Visiting: 2015 to 2016

Professor McGuire will be working on a monograph, The British Musical Festival, 1695-1940: A Social History of Taste, that investigates the musical festival in Great Britain, which was one of the most important means of concert music production in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through such festivals, the middle classes ultimately became arbiters of musical taste.  In addition, he will continue the development of the Musical Festivals Database, a fully searchable index of programs, personnel, ensembles and venues of musical festivals held in the United Kingdom between 1695 and 1940. This will be important to musicologists, music theorists, and social historians in allowing one to see, for instance, the creation of the musical canon that we know today – but more importantly, it shows just how malleable that canon has always been.  His Duke sponsor, Associate Professor of Music Philip Rupprecht, will help him connect with Duke courses where he can interact with our undergraduate students and with other members of the Music department.


"Humanities at Large" Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference March 23-24, 2017
Visiting Faculty Fellow


2015-16 Visiting Faculty Fellows
2015-16 Visiting Faculty Fellows
-- May 21 2015
2015-16 Visiting Faculty Fellows The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee has selected four Visiting Faculty Fellows for the 2015-16 academic year.  They are: Max Gabriel Cherem, Assistant... Read More


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HWL Fellows - Review & Preview
-- Jan 21 2016 - 11:45am
At this open and informal lunch, the 2015-2016 Humanities Writ Large Visiting Fellows briefly present and discuss their digital project work: their project goals, what they accomplished and learned... Read More