Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherinilogocs

Research in Musicology

Ars Antiqua III: Music and Culture in Europe, c1150-c1330

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
29 November - 02 December 2018

Call for Papers


The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca will host the symposium «Ars Antiqua III: Music and Culture in Europe, c1150-c1330», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 30 November 2018 until Sunday 2 December 2018.
The two previous Ars Antiqua conferences (Princeton, 2011 and Southampton 2013) demonstrated both the range of work being undertaken in the field of music from the last third of the twelfth to the first third of the fourteenth centuries, and also the amount of work that still remains to be undertaken.  ARS ANTIQUA III aims to bring into alignment work considering not only such recognised genres as organum, conductus, motet, and vernacular song, but also continuing plainsong and liturgical traditions during the period, sequence and rhymed office as well as vernacular romance and related genres.
We welcome proposals of single papers, as well as groups of two, three and four contributions.  Panels may be on single genres or may attempt to cross generic, national and theoretical boundaries.

Scholarly Committee:

  • James Cook (University of Edinburgh)
  • Mary Channen Caldwell (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Gregorio Bevilacqua (University of Southampton)
  • Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford)
  • Mark Everist (University of Southampton)
  • Daniele Sabaino (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
  • David Catalunya (Universität Wurzburg)

Programme Committee:

  • Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

The official languages of the conference are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.  Papers may also be considered in other European languages. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume in the series ‘Speculum musicae’, published by Brepols in Turnhout.

Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and no more than 200 words of biography.
All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Sunday 29 April 2018*** to <conferences@luigiboccherini.org>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of May 2018, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date.
For any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Massimiliano Sala