may I bring to your attention the following workshop an Newcastle
University, 9/10 April, which on Wednesday will discuss some
approaches to the digital edition of musical notations in late
medieval (German) manuscripts.
As some of you will know, in Newcastle, we are currently working on a
digital edition of the extant manuscripts from the medieval library
of the Cistercian nunnery of Medingen (near Hannover, Germany), some
which do include musical notations. (For a first glance of the
project see http://research.ncl.ac.uk/medingen/, though at the moment
we can't make the material available online due to copyright issues).
A Workshop of German@Newcastle
'Sacred Voices' are to be understood as an expression of faith and
devotion, ranging from God's voice to the response of the
congregation and the discourse of individual worship.
This workshop-style symposium aims to make audible those utterances
of belief in two main areas in which the 'Sacred Voices' are featured
in the medieval manuscripts: staged dialogues and musical notation.
The workshop will encompass both close readings of individual texts
and the presentation of leading approaches in recent research.
Organized in cooperation with the Early Modern Studies @ Newcastle
Group and other colleagues from the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences, this workshop is the launch event for the Newcastle 'Sacred
Voices'-project, led by Elizabeth Andersen and Henrike Lähnemann.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
15.30 Digital Editing
Paper 1: Introduction and Presentation
of the Medingen Project
(Henrike LÄHNEMANN/Andres LAUBINGER)
Paper 2: Digital Music Edition (DiMusEd) -
challenge and chance. The Tübingen Project
Paper 3: Editing the Rostock Songbook
Thursday, 10 April 2008
10.00 Meditations& Dialogue
Paper 1: Meditation & Drama.
Scenes of the Nativity in devotional texts
Paper 2: Body & Soul.
Debates in late medieval German manuscripts
Paper 3: Dialogue in a Carthusian monastery
Paper 4: Between iubilus and canticum.
The role of music in meditations of the Devotio moderna
Paper 1: In search of the Corvey Antiphonar.
The liturgy of the Bursfelde Reform
Paper 2: Service books from late medieval England
16.45 Final discussion / Perspectives
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