International Specialisation Course on Medieval Music
The International Specialisation Courses on Medieval Music, currently in their tenth edition, stem from the need to promote and share with other scholars the experience of the international project “Medioevo musicale / Music in the Middle Ages” (MEM). MEM is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary bibliographic and discographic database of European music of the Middle Ages, realised within the Ezio Franceschini Foundation (Sezione Musica «Clemente Terni e Matilde Fiorini Aragone»), which involves young researchers from many countries (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and USA). The bibliographic and discographic records are available online through the MIRABILE portal (, but updates and improvements to the database are published yearly in a printed volume (Edizioni del Galluzzo: The specialisation courses are also meant to be an opportunity for scholars coming from different places and with different academic backgrounds to confront each other on the occasion of conferences, seminars, and roundtables focused on medieval music.

This year, the specialisation course will be held in the form of a workshop (“Trecento Sources Workshop”, Florence, 13-14 December 2017), and conceived as the opening event of an international conference on the manuscript tradition of the Italian Ars Nova in the first decades of the fifteenth century (“The Nature of the End of the Ars Nova in Early Quattrocento Italy: Research Surrounding the San Lorenzo Palimpsest and Related Repertories”, Florence-Certaldo, 14-16 December 2017), which is related to the project «Polifonia italiana trecentesca».

Tenth Edition – Florence, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, 13-14 December 2017

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