The following researchers pursue independent projects on late medieval court cultures that synergize with the work of the MALMECC team.


Soterraña Aguirre Rincón

Soterraña is Professor of Musicology at the University of Valladolid (Spain). She is also responsible for the Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Musicology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and University of Valladolid). She has been the director of the research projects that have studied The World of Urban Music under the Crown of Castile (XV-XVII) [2006-2009] and Music and Culture in the Kingdom of Castile (XV-XVII) [2011-15]; and in cooperation with Prof. John Griffiths, Urban soundscape in Renaissance Spain (2007-2010). She is currently the coordinator of a team of seventeen members dedicated to study The Renaissance Musical Work: Foundations, Repertories and Practices, a project funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain (

Soterraña  will collaborate with the MALMECC project during the 2019-20 academic year, studying a collection of songs in Spanish that reached an unusual diffusion in Italian, French-Flemish, German, Portuguese and Castilian courts at the end of the Middle Ages and beginnings of the Modern Era. She will focus on the sociocultural analysis of the earliest manuscripts which contain them, particularly Bologna Q16 and Oxford 831, preserved in the Bodleian Library.


Ingrid Ciulisová

Ingrid Ciulisová is a Senior Research Fellow in Art History at the Art Research Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Institute of Art History) in Bratislava. Her interests encompass the fields of late Gothic and early modern art in Europe as well as the historiography of art history. She has published on art in the Low Countries, the history of art collecting, the history of art history and the preservation of monuments. In addition to numerous articles, such as ´Art collecting of the Central-European aristocracy in the nineteenth century: The case of Count Pálffy ´(Journal of the History of Collections, 2006), ´Memory and Witness: ´Translated Images´´ (Revue Belge d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de l’Art, 2009), and ´Dvořák’s  pupil Johannes Wilde (1891–1970)´ (Journal of Art Historiography, 2016), her publications include two monographs: Paintings of the 16th Century Netherlandish Masters: Slovak Art Collections (2006), and Men of Taste: Essays on Art Collecting in East-Central Europe (2014). Recently she has edited and co-edited The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700: Between Cosmopolitanism and Regionalism (together with Herbert Karner and Bernardo J. García García) (2014), and Artistic Innovations and Cultural Zones (2015).

Ingrid has been a Visiting Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Wassenaar and a Mellon Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. In addition, she has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts in Brussels, and at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence. She was also invited to be a Guest Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2017-18.

In 2018 she was awarded a Marie-Curie Sklodowska Fellowship. During her tenure as the Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of History of Art of Oxford and a Research Associate at Corpus Christi College, Ingrid will be pursuing her current research project on the power of marvelous objects possessed by the fourteenth-century Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV of Luxembourg.