ADVANCE NOTICE: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOUISE HANSON-DYER MUSIC MS. 244 (LHD 244), UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE LIBRARY, 29 MAY 2015 The University of Melbourne Baillieu Library will hold a one-day international symposium “Challenges and conundrums: New research on a little known music theory manuscript at the University of Melbourne”, 29 May 2015. Manuscript LHD 244, despite its diminutive size, comprises more than 20 theoretical texts on musical rudiments and performance from the late 14th to early 17th centuries. Its oldest texts are a compilation of well-known and otherwise totally unknown treatises from the late 14th and 15th centuries. The many later additions include psalm-tones, prayers and more unknown treatises, on composition and organ playing. Speakers include Denis Collins (University of Queensland); Linda Page Cummins (University of Alabama); Jan Herlinger (University of Alabama; Louisiana State University); Jason Stoessel (University of New England); and Carol Williams (Monash University). Kerry Murphy and Richard Excell (University of Melbourne) will briefly place LHD 244 in the context of the Louise Hanson-Dyer Collection. The afternoon will comprise a round table: “Placing LHD 244: Answers and Future Tasks”. If you are interested in receiving formal notification of this symposium, please e-mail Tim Daly, absum [at] netspace.net.au. The symposium will be held in the University Library, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. A full program will be available and registrations open in early May.
Published by Jason Stoessel
I am a music historian (aka. musicologist) and medievalist at the University of New England, Australia, where I lecture and supervise research on topics in music history from c.800 to present day. My research looks at several topics relating to the music of the from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. Music encoding, data longevity and digital humanities is also part of my research. My current research projects include compositional techniques in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially canonic techniques (this project is funded by the Australian Research Council, DP150102135); music and emotions in late medieval Padua (with support from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions); several smaller projects on sources of medieval music theory from the 14th and 15th centuries; and the computational analysis of Medieval and Renaissance Music. View all posts by Jason Stoessel