16 Nov 2007
Jean-Luc Deuffic

Music Sources in Private and Civic Contexts (c. 1480-1550)

International Conference Music Sources in Private and Civic Contexts (c. 1480-1550)
29-31 July 2008, Bruges (Belgium)
Organised by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Research Unit of Musicology and Alamire Foundation
Conference Theme
This conference will discuss music sources which were created c. 1480 – 1550 and commissioned, owned and/or used by private individuals or civic organisations such as guilds and confraternities. The main focus is on manuscript sources, though printed sources (especially anthologies) might be introduced as well. Contributions concerning sources of both polyphony and monodic song are welcomed.
Papers may examine matters of
– Codicology and palaeography; scribal aspects; history of origin, creation and survival
– Repertoire of the source(s) and its connection to specific contexts (e.g. civic/religious culture; incentive for the creation of the manuscript; etc.)
– Musical/performance practice as revealed in the sources
– Patronage; function and use of the sources
– Ownership and musical libraries of private individuals or civic institutions
We invite proposals for panel sessions as well as for individual papers of twenty-five minutes in the form of an abstract not exceeding 300 words to be sent as an e-mail attachment to Nele Gabriëls (nele.gabriels[at]arts.kuleuven.be) by 18 January 2008. Notification of acceptance will be given by 29 February. The preferred conference language is English, though exceptions can be made for contributions in French or German.
Programme Committee: Ignace Bossuyt (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B); David Burn (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B); David Fallows (University of Manchester, UK); Kristine Forney (California State University, US) ; Nele Gabriëls (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B); Eric Jas (Universiteit Utrecht, NL); Eugeen Schreurs (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B); Henri Vanhulst (Université Libre de Bruxelles, B)
Organisation Committee : Sofie Taes (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B); Nele Gabriëls (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B)

For further information, please contact : Nele Gabriëls
Research Unit of Musicology & Alamire Foundation
Blijde-Inkomsstraat 21 – bus 3313
3000 Leuven. Belgium
Tel.: +32 16 324903. E-mail: nele.gabriels[at]arts.kuleuven.be
Websites : Alamire Fondation [Link] – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [Link]

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