Musicology Professor, Nina Eidsheim along with Professor Annette Schlichter (English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine) are leading a Multcampus Research Group sponsored by the UC Humanities Network.

The project is titled, "Keys to Voice Studies: Terminology, Methodology, and Questions Across Disciplines" and includes faculty from six of the UC campuses. The project goal is as follows: " Basing our study in the notion of the embodied voice, we examine the different fields of knowledge production and the possible transfer of knowledge across disciplinary borders within the emerging and inherently interdisciplinary field of "Voice Studies." We do so through (1) articulating the ways in which various fields of voice research are constituted, clarifying methodological differences; (2) working towards the translation and potential transformation of knowledge production about voice; (3) developing the content of a multi-media publishing platform and an edited volume in order to provide "keys" to differing disciplinary approaches and make them easily accessible; and, lastly, (4) developing the material content for courses around the topic of voice. Our project aims to foster an understanding of the different ideologies, epistemologies, and ontologies that frame investigations of the material production of voice. Our ultimate goal is to confront and re-imagine the frontiers of interdisciplinary voice research."

More information about this reserach group and other groups can be found at: http://uchumanitiesnetwork.org/MRGS/2012-14/voicestudies.php