Lectures & Conferences

3rd Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Cantus scriptus:

Technologies of Medieval Song

November 19-20, 2010


[click here for abstracts]


Friday, November 19, 2010

SPECIAL EVENT: Lecture and Performance by the award-winning early music duo Asteria (Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, tenor/lute)

To be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA (map)

4:30-6:00  Registration and Opening Reception

6:00-6:15  Welcome and Opening Remarks

6:15-7:30  Lecture and Performance

A special exhibition of music manuscripts from the Free Library's collections will be on view during the reception.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Morning Session

To be held at the University of Pennsylvania in Claudia Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall), G17 Classroom, 249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)

8:30-9:00  Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:15  Welcome

9:15-11:15 First Session

Elizabeth Mellon, University of Pennsylvania

The Picture of Sound: Reading the Diagrams of Boethius’s De institutione musica

Emily Zazulia, University of Pennsylvania

Seen but not heard:  Graphical Identities in the Notation of Late Medieval Music 

Anne Stone, City University of New York

Music Notation, Metaphor, and the Reification of Late-Medieval Song

11:15 -11:30 am  Coffee

11:30 am-12:45pm Second Session

Jane Alden, Wesleyan University

Quill and Pixel: Chansonniers and their Modern Readers

Lauren Jennings, University of Pennsylvania

Technologies of Un-Notated Transmission: Trecento Song as Poetry in a Late 14th-century Zibaldone

12:45-2:15 pm  Lunch

Keynote Address

2:15 -3:15

Susan Rankin, University of Cambridge

Capturing Sounds: The Notation of Language

 3:15-3:30  Coffee

Afternoon Session

3:30-5:30 pm  Using Digital Technologies in the Study of Music Manuscripts

Julia Craig-McFeely, Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)

From Perfect to Preposterous: How Digital Restoration Can Both Help and Hinder Our Reading of Damaged Sources

Michael Scott Cuthbert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monks, Manuscripts, and Other Peer-to-Peer Song-Sharing Networks of the Middle Ages

Roundtable Discussion

Advancing Technologies in the Study of Medieval Song

Moderator:  Emma Dillon, University of Pennsylvania

5:30-6:30  Closing Reception and Special Exhibition of Music Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection and Penn's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including several new additions.

To be held in the Fisher Fine Arts Library (map)

Return to 3rd Annual Schoenberg Symposium overview.