Research

Alice is a professional researcher, focusing on music history and the history of collecting from around 1700 to the present day.

She studied for her doctorate in the Music Faculty at Oxford University from 2015-18, and prior to that completed an MSc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and a BA in Modern History, both also from the University of Oxford.

She has worked at several museums and collections, including the Horniman Museum (Forest Hill, London), the British Museum, Royal Military School of Music Museum (Twickenham), and the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments (Oxford).

Her interests include social history and the history of collecting, as well as the history of music, musical instruments, and how they have ended up in museum collections.

You can read some of her work as well as extracts of larger projects by clicking on the links below:

Malchair's Tunebooks (DPhil project) Percy Manning
Musical Instruments Collecting English Tradition
Oxfordshire Morris Broadside Ballads
The Royal Military School of Music Objects and Identity
Exploration and Belief Monsters in Seventeenth-Century Society
Concertinas