School of Music Honorary Associate Professor returns for UQ ARC Collaboratory

28 Jun 2017
Honourary Associate Professor
Samantha Owens

Honorary Associate Professor Samantha Owens will return to The University of Queensland in July to take part in UQ Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions’ Collaboratory, ‘Art and Affect’.

Owens will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Staging Passion: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Music’, speaking about her work on ‘The Representation of the Passions in Musical Settings of Collins’ Ode for Music’.

The Collaboratory will explore the long and complex history of the relation between aesthetic production and concepts of ‘the passions’ with topics ranging from the medieval to the contemporary addressing literature, visual art, film, philosophy, music and intellectual history.

Dr Denis Collins, Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the UQ School of Music and Associate Investigator with the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence, said, “Samantha Owens is a very valued colleague at the UQ School of Music. During her time as a full-time staff member with us she established her profile as a world authority on the history of German court music and Baroque performance practice.”

During her time as Associate Professor with the UQ School of Music, Samantha Owens was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2012), was selected as an Alexander Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow (2009-2010) and was awarded an ARC Discovery Project (2013-2014).

Currently, Samantha is also an International Investigator with the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100–1800 (2011–2017).

The University of Queensland is one of five member Universities in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800), providing leadership in worldwide humanities research into how societies have understood, experienced, expressed and performed emotions in pre-modern Europe, and how this long history impacts on contemporary Australia.

In addition to being an Honorary Associate Professor at UQ, Samantha Owens is Associate Professor at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, where she teaches on European art music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.