Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music 

All Souls College, Oxford 

Hilary Term, 2021 


Seminar programme 


Full program



Thursday 28 October, 5pm BST

Margot Fassler (Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music and Liturgy, University of Notre Dame; Tangeman Professor of Music History Emerita, Yale University)

The Restoration of Anima in Hildegard of Bingen’s Sung Play the Ordo Virtutum

Discussants: Alison Altstatt (University of Northern Iowa), Barbara Newman (Northwestern University)


Wednesday 10 November (please note change of day), 5pm GMT

Paweł Gancarczyk (Associate Professor, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

Music in a vanished kingdom: traces of fifteenth-century polyphony in the Teutonic Order State in Prussia

Discussants: Lenka Hlávková (Charles University, Prague), Reinhard Strohm (University of Oxford)


Thursday 2 December, 5pm GMT

Brianne Dolce (Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music, Merton College, Oxford)

The Confraternity of Jongleurs and Bourgeois of Arras: A Reappraisal

Discussants: Catherine A. Bradley (University of Oslo), Barbara Haggh-Huglo (University of Maryland, College Park)



Advance notice of seminars, Hilary Term 2022

27 January

Lachlan Hughes (University of Oxford)

Laude and Lyric Poetry in Late Thirteenth-Century Florence

Discussants:  Blake Wilson (Dickinson College (PA)) and Elena Abramov-Van Rijk (Jerusalem)


17 February

Antonio Calvia (Università di Pavia) and Anne Stone (CUNY Graduate Center)

Two Fragments, One Manuscript: Introducing a Newly-Discovered Italian Source of Ars Nova Polyphony


10 March

John Milsom (Liverpool Hope University) and Jessie Ann Owens (University of California at Davis)

Demystifying Morley: New Findings about A plaine and easie introduction to practicall musicke (1597)

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