OU Book History seminar series, London

 All are welcome to come along to this year’s series of OU / Institute of English Studies Book History Research Group seminars at Senate House, London. The topic is Paper, Pen and Ink 2: Manuscript Cultures in the Age of Print. Sessions are at 5.30 on Monday evenings. For details about the series as a whole, see http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/book-history/research-seminar-series/paper-pen-and-ink-2 

 The first session, on 1 December, will focus on music, with Julia Craig-McFeely talking about lute manuscripts. Details are below:

 Monday 1 December 2014

Julia Craig-McFeely (University of Oxford)

‘Lute Manuscripts and their Uses’

Room 246, Senate House, Malet St, London. WC1E 7HU. 5.30-7pm.

 This paper will examine the corpus of sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century lute manuscripts, looking at the reasons behind their compilation and the scribes responsible as well as, more broadly, at what these manuscripts reveal about the way in which musical instruments were taught in early modern England, who was playing them, and the purpose this skill served in social change and advancement.

 Dr. Julia Craig-McFeely is Research Fellow at the Music Faculty, Oxford University, a Director of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) and an an internationally renowned expert in digital manuscript imaging. Her doctorate on early modern lute manuscripts (1994), currently available online in an extended version, is a major contribution to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscript study and changed our understanding of the repertory that survives in these books. She is co-investigator on the AHRC-funded Tudor Partbooks Project.


About Ben Winters

Ben Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Music.
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