Conference Presentations

“The business of music selling and the records of Robert Birchall,” at the meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., 14-17 July 2011.

Session Chair, “The Art and Business of Music Publishing,” at the meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., 14-17 July 2011.

“Music Sellers and their Finances: the Cases of Longman & Broderip,” at the meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Helsinki, Finland, 16-21 August 2010.

Session Chair, “The Economics of the Music Trade,” at the meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Helsinki, Finland, 16-21 August 2010.

"Peter Welcker, his Customers, and the Market for Printed Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England” at the meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 17-21 March 2010.

"Calculating Music-Sellers’ Profits in Late Eighteenth-Century England," for the East-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 8-11 October 2009.

“Calculating the Profit for Printed Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England," for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, University of Toronto, 23-25 June 2009.

"Using ECCO in Undergraduate Survey Courses," for the the East-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Georgetown University, 7-8 November 2008.

"The Preston Copyright Records and the Market for Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England, " at the meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 24-28 June 2008.

"Archival Records and the Market for Printed Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England, invited talk before the Washington Area Print-Studies Group, Library of Congress, 8 February 2008.

"Lanx Satura and Tom Jones," for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 8-11 November 2008.

"The Roles of Constable and Longman in the Early Years of the Edinburgh Review," for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 11-15 July 2007.

“Constable, Longman and the Early Years of the Edinburgh Review,” at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 26-28 October 2006.

Session Chair.  SHARP Session at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Montreal, Canada, 31 March 2006.

"The Preston Copyright Receipts and the Market for Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England," at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 29 October 2005.

“The Market for Music in the Late Eighteenth Century and the Entry Books of the Stationers’ Company,” at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., 18 July 2005.

"The Perils and Pleasures of Interdisciplinary Research and the late Eighteenth-Century Music Trade," Presidential Address, for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Cape May, New Jersey, 20 October 2005.

"The Stationers’ Registers and the Market for Printed Music in the Late Eighteenth Century," for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Cape May, New Jersey, 20 October 2005.

“The King’s Printer of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and the Forms of Lily’s Latin Grammar,” for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing,” Lyon, France, 20-24 July 2004.

Panel Chair, “Stealing Fire,” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 25-27 March 2004.

“The Perils of Printing Music in the Late Eighteenth Century: Why Longman & Broderip failed in 1795,” for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 2-5 October 2003.

“Legal Records and their Importance in the History of Music,” for the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of California at Los Angeles, 3-6 August 2003.

"Charles Dibdin, The Padlock, and Eighteenth-Century Music Copyright," for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 19 October 2002.

"Reversionary Copyright and Music in Nineteenth-Century England:  Birchall, Cramer, and Chappell," for the Society of the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, University of London, London, England, 12 July 2002.

"The Power of Patents and the Many Forms of Lily's Short Introduction of Grammar in the Eighteenth Century," for the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Cape May, New Jersey, 19 October 2001.

"Music and English Copyright before 1773: Applications of the Act of Anne to Music before Bach v. Longman," for the Society of the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishers, Williamsburg, Virginia, 17 July 2001.

Panel Chair. "Researching Eighteenth-Century Sites of Conflict," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference,  New Orleans, Louisiana, 18-23 April 2001.

"Peter Welcker and his Heirs," East-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 4-8 October 2000.

Panel Chair.  "Friends and Families in Letters and the Novel," East-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 4-8 October 2000.

"Exploiting Copyright for Profit: Charles Rennett and the London Music Sellers, 1779-87," Society for the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishers, Gutenberg Institute, Mainz, Germany, 7 July 2000.

Panel Chair.  “Teaching Drama of the Long Eighteenth Century:  An Open Discussion,” East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1999,.

"Charles Dibdin and the Music Sellers in 1784: Testing the Length of Copyright," Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, California, 28 December 1998.

"New Information on the Final Years of Longman & Broderip: Music Seller Finances in the Late Eighteenth Century," East-Central American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Maryland, 9 October 1998.

"'To Render Their Music Compleat': Legal Disputes over Words and Music," at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Notre Dame, 1-5 April, 1998.

"Copyright Agreements Among British Music Sellers, 1769-1782," at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Ursinus College, 25 October 1997.

"Relations Between Composers and British Music-Sellers in the Debate over Music Copyright in the Late Eighteenth Century." American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Austin, Texas, 29 March 1996.

"The Debate over Music Copyright in Britain in the Late Eighteenth Century," at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, October 19-21, 1995.

"Henry Fielding and the Influence of Lucian Reconsidered," at the International Society for the Classical Tradition, Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-12, 1995.

"Eighteenth-Century Music Publishing and the Law: the Case of Charles Rennett," at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Charleston, South Carolina, March, 1994.

"Fielding, Augustus, and the Maecenean Circle," at the East Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Towson, Maryland, 11-14 November, 1993.

"Falstaff, Quin, and the Popularity of The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Eighteenth Century," at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Athens, Georgia, 26-28 February, 1990.

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