Hidden Figures of Screen Music and Sound

Online conference
Tuesday 23 June (11:30am – 5:00pm BST) and Wednesday 24 June (12:00pm – 5:30pm BST)

For full programme and registration details, please visit our website: www.hiddenfiguresconference.com

This conference exists to explore and celebrate the work of hidden figures in the production of music and sound for screen media. Whether those individuals are ‘hidden’ in terms of belonging to a community underrepresented in the industry, or because they work in less-visible production and post-production roles, we aim to better recognize their creative input, and to examine why they have often been overlooked and marginalized.

We are delighted to present a programme of twelve paper presentations from scholars based around the world and across disciplines, and also to welcome a panel of industry experts for discussion on their experiences.

The conference was originally to be hosted at Royal Holloway, University of London, and will now take place online via Zoom. Registration is free, and closes on Sunday 21 June. Please note that spaces are limited due to technological restrictions.

We hope you will join us live for the event, but we also invite those unable to attend at the conference times to register their interest in asynchronous participation. We intend to make video recordings of sessions viewable online for a limited period on and around the days of the conference, and hope also to offer opportunity for ongoing text-based discussion. Please follow the link to register from our website for further details about this.


  • Dr Lindsay Carter (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Rhys Davies (Royal Holloway)
  • Dr Jonathan Godsall (Royal Holloway)

We are pleased to acknowledge support from the following organisations:

  • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS)
  • Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI), Royal Holloway, University of London
  • School of Performing and Digital Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Royal Musical Association (RMA)