Talks & Conference Papers

Invited Talks

1. “Textures and Textiles: Contemplating the Changing Fabric of Fourteenth-century Polyphony,” Invited Lecture, Mandel Forum for the Humanities, Brandeis University, November 2018.

2. “On Semibreves,” Invited Paper, Ars nova workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, November 2017.

3. “The Notational Dot and the Line of Musical Time,” Invited Paper, International Symposium on Medieval and Early Renaissance Music at Kloster Neustift/Novacella (Italy), June 2017.

4. “Jehan des Murs and the ‘Partes prolationis’ music treatise of BnF lat. 7378A,” Invited Paper, Conference on Jean des Murs, All Souls College, Oxford, 15 June 2017.

5. “2000 Years of Seeing Sounds: The Story of Music Notation,” Public Lecture in Musicology, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, May 2016.

6. “Circles, Dots, and Lines: Punctuating Sound in Time, ca. 1300–1350, Invited Lecture, ”The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology, Stanford University, February 2016.

7. “Machaut’s Beasts,” Invited Lecture, Seminar in Musicology, University College Dublin, October 2013.

8. “Digitised Medieval Manuscripts and ‘Real Live Books!,’” Invited Paper, Panel Presentation, Rethinking Liveness: Music, Performance and Media Technology, an Interdisciplinary Symposium, University College Cork, Sept 2013.

9. “The Ars nova Theory Complex,” Invited Paper, International Symposium on Medieval and Early Renaissance Music at Kloster Neustift/Novacella (Italy), June 2013.

10. “The Beastly Woman of Machaut’s Balades 27 and 38,” Invited Lecture, Centre for Medieval Studies Seminar Series, University of Bristol, January 2013.

11. “The Omni desideranti and the Ars nova,” Invited Lecture, Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music, All Souls College, The University of Oxford, November 2012.

12. “Glossing Music Theory: Representing the Web of Allusions, References and Quotations in Medieval Texts.” FUAIM Lecture Series, University College Cork, February 2012. Link to Podcast (select track 5)

Recent Conference Papers

1. “Semibreve Notation in England and the ‘Late’ Ars antiqua”, Ars antiqua III, Lucca, December 2018.

2. “Imperfection and Machaut’s M18 (Bone pastor/Bone pastor)”, 46th Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, Maynooth 2017.

3. “Measuring Polyphony: Digitally Encoding a Repertoire of Late Medieval Motets.” 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2018.

4. “Fourteenth-Century Dots and the Line of Musical Time,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Rochester, November 2017.

5. “Measuring Polyphony: A Project to Encode the Semantics of the Context-based (and Under-prescriptive) Notation of Late Medieval Music” as part of a panel “High-resolution musicology: Capturing and encoding source detail for medieval music” accepted for the Digital Humanities (DH) 2017 Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada, August 2017. 

6. “Trees to Degrees: Theorising Musical Time in the ars nova”, 45th Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, Prague 2017.

7. “A Methodology for Encoding Mensural Music: Introducing the Mensural MEI Translator”, (co-authored with Martha Thomae Elias), 2017 Music Encoding Conference at the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) at the Université François-Rabelais Tours, May 2017.

8. “Meter and Rhythm in Digital Encodings of Fourteenth-Century Mensural Polyphony,” 2016 Music Encoding Conference at McGill University (Montréal), May 2016.

9. “Rhythmic Organization and the Potential for Flexibility in Digital Encodings of Machaut’s Music,” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2016.

10. “When was the ars nova?,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Louisville, November 2015.

11. “Vitriacan Theory, Practice, and Chronologies of the ars nova”, Philippe de Vitry: An International Symposium, Yale University, November 6-7, 2015.

12. “The Aesthetic of subtilitas in the ars nova,” 43rd Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, Brussels, July 2015.

13. “The Turn to subtilitas and the Motet Apta caro/Flos virginum,” Spring Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Yale University, May 2015.

14. “The intentio of Jehan des Murs: Astronomer and Music Theorist,” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2015.

15. “The Aesthetic of subtilitas in the ars nova,” The Medieval Academy Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, March 2015.

16. “Jehan des Murs and the Partes prolationis,” 42nd Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, University of Birmingham, July 2014.

17. “Splitting Up: Short and Shorter Notes in Mo 8,” Montpellier 8: A Conference on The Montpellier Codex (Bibliothèque interuniversitaire, H.196) Fascicle 8, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, March 2014.

18. “Woman/Snake and the Beasts of Machaut’s Balades 27 and 38,” Society of Musicology Ireland/Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, NUI Maynooth, June 2013.

19. “Texts in Play: The Ars nova and its Hypertexts,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans, November 2012.

20. “Jacobus’s Witness to the Text of the Ars nova,” Fall Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Amherst, MA, October 2010.

21. “From Trees to Degrees: Mensural Theory and Metaphysical Questions of Being,” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Philadelphia, November 2009.

22. “A Witness to the Exemplar of the Ars nova? The Evidence from Jacobus’s Speculum musicae,” Society of Musicology Ireland/Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Dublin, July 2009.