9–10 October 2014
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London
Keynote Speaker: Dr Stefano Mengozzi (University of Michigan), ‘Johannes Tinctoris, the Ambiguity of Language, and the Nature of Music-Theoretical Knowledge’
Birmingham Conservatoire, in association with the Institute of Musical Research, invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers (to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion) for inclusion in this two-day conference. Papers may either directly address Tinctoris’s own theoretical writings, musical compositions, biography, and their cultural, historical and intellectual contexts, or deal with broader approaches to music theory, its status and function in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. We are also interested in proposals relating to technologies of presentation for modern readers, and relationships between medieval music theory and other aspects of musical analysis and criticism.
Proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of up to 250 words and a biographical note of no more than 150 words; they should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 1 May 2014.
It is anticipated that delegate fees will be waived for speakers, though it is unlikely that other travel and accommodation costs can be supported.
This conference marks the culmination of the first phase of the research project ‘The Complete Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris: A New Digital Edition’ (2011–14), which has been generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University. The edition, as well as further information about the project, is ongoing at: