Music History

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, an associate professor in the College of Music, earned two awards from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities for her historical research on music cultures.

The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture and Society is supporting her archival research this fall at the Hagley Museum and Library toward a book about the musical and sonic world of the du Pont women's community in the 18th and 19th centuries -- from their immigration to the U.S. during the French Revolution to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

The second award, the NEH Summer Stipend, will support research in Europe during summer 2024 for a book about music in the lives of elite women and their households along trade routes from the East to West Indies.

Both projects will broaden the experiences documented in music scholarship to offer a fuller look at the impact immigration, revolutions and industrialization had on America's development in a global context.