Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre International Network


The Louise Hanson-Dyer and Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre International Research Network (EOLIN) has been set up by The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in association with the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Melbourne. Established by Kerry Murphy and Rachel Orzech, it is for scholars around the world with an interest in the Australian music publisher and cultural activist Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884-1962) and her internationally renowned music press Les Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (EOL) (1932-2013): a focus of growing scholarly attention.

Its purpose is to foster exchange and discussion across a range of disciplines, including:

  • musicology,
  • music performance,
  • design studies,
  • sound studies and
  • art history.

The Network aims to build a community of research, facilitating knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations. It looks to increase the accessibility of the EOL Archive and promote the dissemination of research related to this topic. This digital platform is designed to facilitate research collaborations and networking.

The Network aims to:

  • promote the accessibility and visibility of unique musical and other sources in the EOL Archive, thereby fostering research and artistic activity.
  • disseminate knowledge about the influence and significance of Louise Hanson-Dyer and EOL by hosting an annual scholarly and/or public engagement event. The annual event will serve both to increase awareness of the Network and its associated research, and to disseminate knowledge about Hanson-Dyer and EOL amongst both scholarly circles and the wider general public.