Author Biography

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland is a lecturer in Historical Musicology within the RCS and she has a particular interest in historically informed performance practice, singers and singing, historical education and eighteenth-century studies. Her forthcoming book Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing: Scandalous Lessons is due to be published by Routledge. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Sydney and at Chawton House. She is the Principal Investigator for the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded project, Scotland’s Singing for Health Network. Brianna is also the Research Associate for the AHRC-funded project ‘The Edited Collection of Allan Ramsay’, is on the board of the British Society of Eighteenth-century Studies and is the Music Editor for BSECS Criticks. Past projects include establishing the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded network, the Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network and working as Research Assistant for the Romantic National Song Network, also funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh.


This reflection, which considers the positive impact of attending online conferences on building writing momentum is in response to the ABO Call for Short Reflections (500-750 words) on Writing and Research during the Pandemic.


reflection; conferences; online; writing; momentum