The Production and Reading of Music Sources

Thursday 6 June 2013, 2.00PM to 8 June 3.35pm

Speaker(s): Jane Alden, Stanley Boorman, Vincenzo Borghetti, Stratton Bull, Helen Deeming, Pawel Ganczarczyk, Mara Hofmann, Oliver Huck, Christian Leitmeir, Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Emanuele Lugli, Grantley McDonald, Elizabeth Morrison, Sanna Raninen, Ian Rumbold, Martina Šárovková, Katelijne Schiltz, Thomas Schmidt, Tim Shephard, Dagmar Thoss, Paul Vetch

The mise-en-page of medieval and early modern music sources has become an increasing focus of scholarly enquiry in recent years. In their combination of verbal text, musical notation, images and other graphic devices, they are amongst the most complex books of their time, and much about the relationship between their visual appearance, their function and their use (in performance or otherwise) is still insufficiently understood. This conference – organised in the context of an AHRC-funded project in which a team of musicologists, art historians and codicologists examines the mise-en-page of sources containing polyphonic music from 1480-1530 ( – brings together a wide selection of scholars engaged in the analysis of the layout of manuscripts and printed books, and will explore in an interdisciplinary perspective overarching questions that are relevant to music sources in the broadest sense. The spectrum of papers ranges from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, from simple workaday collections to elaborate presentation codices, from panel paintings to chantbooks and music theory prints.

A full schedule of the conference, and information on how to register, can be found at

Location: The British Library and The Warburg Institute, London

Admission: Unless otherwise stated conferences fees (which include coffee/tea, and a sandwich lunch) are as follows: · One day conferences: £25 (£12.50 concessionary rate for full-time students/retired) · Two day conferences: £40 (£25 for concessionary rate for full-time students/retired)

The Production and Reading of Music Sources, Warburg