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Professor Axel Körner (UCL History) wins Leverhulme grant

7 January 2016

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Professor Axel Körner has received a second award from the Leverhulme Trust to establish an international research network to be based at UCL’s Centre for Transnational History, with collaborators in Cambridge, Italy, the US and Brazil.

Over a period of three years, starting in February 2016, the project 'Re-imagining Italianitá: opera and musical culture in transnational perspective' will investigate nineteenth-century Italian opera industry on a global scale in order to critically assess existing ideas on the relationship between music and national identity.

Based on a cross-disciplinary collaboration, the network will analyse nineteenth-century discourse on music and national character; trace the global circulation of people, ideas and goods associated with the Italian opera industry; and examine particular cities and institutions as sites of cultural encounters. 

Professor Körner was previously awarded a Leverhulme grant in 2015 for his project "Transnational Monarchy. Rethinking the Habsburg Empire, 1804-1918".