As part of the project, MALMECC will sponsor a conference in addition to numerous informal encounters.
Our previous events can be found below
Translingualism in Late Medieval European Court Cultures: England – Low Countries – Germany – France
On 2nd November, the MALMECC team hosted a study day on ‘Translingualism in Late Medieval European Court Cultures’.
The day took place at St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, and more details on timings can be found on the Translingualism Programme
Speakers were as follows;
– Em. prof. dr. Frank Willaert (Antwerp), ‘Hovedauncis and rés d’Alemaigne’
– Prof. Karl Kügle (Oxford), ‘King Rudolf, Porridge, and Machaut’s B33′
– Dr David Murray (Oxford), ‘The Monk of Salzburg and the Song Traditions of later Medieval Europe’
– Prof. Elizabeth Eva Leach (Oxford), ‘Ripping Romance to Ribbons: the French of German and English knights in Douce 308’
We were also pleased to welcome a range of formal discussants; Prof. Margaret Bent (Oxford), Prof. Ardis Butterfield (Yale), Matt Lampitt (KCL), Prof. Catherine Leglu (Reading), Prof. Nigel Palmer (Oxford), Prof. Yolanda Plumley (Exeter), Dr Uri Smilansky (KCL), and Prof. Almut Suerbaum (Oxford).
On the eve of the study day, participants were encouraged to attend the following presentation in the Seminars in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music series convened by Margaret Bent at All Souls College, Oxford.
1 November 2018: 5-7 pm, Wharton Rm, All Souls College, Oxford
Elizabeth Eva Leach, ‘The motets of Douce 308: evidence for a more extensive monophonic tradition?’
You can read a summary of the event on our blog at http://www.malmecc.eu/translingualism/
Cultural Production and Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Courts
On 16th and 17th February 2018, the Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures team followed up on their successful 2017 workshop with a study day focussing on the particularities of ecclesiastical courts.
The study day examined several aspects of this theme, providing fresh insight through interdisciplinary discussion of topics such as courts in papal Avignon, and the courtly life of the Teutonic Order. A detailed schedule can be found by clicking here. Speakers included;
– Prof. Étienne Anheim, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
– Prof. Werner Paravicini, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
– Prof. Andreas Bihrer, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
– Prof. Yolanda Plumley, University of Exeter, (Discussant)
Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies
In April 2017, MALMECC held its inaugural workshop at Wadham College. Its aim was to generate a collective experience of sharing and learning through debate and questioning, with a format similar to that of an advanced research seminar. Discussants considered a range of themes centring around ‘Methodological Innovation in Late Medieval Studies’.
“I found [the workshop] extremely interesting and stimulating, and very productive for my own research” – Pablo Gonzalez Martin, DPhil Candidate in History and La Caixa Postgraduate Scholar, Wadham College.