Call for Papers

Montpellier 8: University of Oxford, 20-21 March 2014

The Call for Papers Has Passed.

Since its inclusion in Ludwig’s Repertorium, and Yvonne Rokseth’s subsequent extensive study and facsimile publication of the manuscript, the Montpellier Codex (Bibliothèque interuniversitaire, Section de médecine, H.196) has occupied a central place in musicological scholarship on medieval polyphony. The eighth fascicle, in both its physical characteristics and its contents, has prompted diverging interpretations of its relationship to fascicles 1-7, and its place within narratives of the development of thirteenth-century and fourteenth-century polyphonic composition.

We welcome papers on following areas:

• Dating, provenance, and status of Mo 8 as a collection; issues of patronage
• Notation
Ars nova or ars antiqua?
• National styles
• Concordances and refrains
• Intertextuality and text interpretations
• Tenor melodies and structures
• Analytical approaches

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to by 1 October 2013.

Organising Committee

Dr. Catherine Bradley (
Dr. Karen Desmond (
Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach (