ICONEA 2011

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Programme

Thursday 01

0900 1000    Registration/coffee

1100     Official opening with welcome speech by:

Paul Archbold, Irving Finkel and Richard Dumbrill

1200     Lunch (University restaurants at Senate House, Birkbeck College or at the School of Tropical Medicine)

The Oud in Near-Eastern Antiquity

CHAIR: FRÉDÉRIC BILLIET

1400     Piotr Michalowski: Strings and Things: The Cultural Space of String Instruments in Early Mesopotamia.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~piotrm/cv1.html

1500     Theo Krispijn: The Lute in Ancient Mesopotamia and its Socio-Cultural Context.

http://hum.leiden.edu/lias/organisation/assyriology/krispijntjh.html

1600     Coffee/tea break

1630     Richard Dumbrill: The Oud from its possible Uruk origins origins in the iconography and the philology, and subsequent developments during the Akkadian period.

http://sas.academia.edu/RichardDumbrill/Books

1730     Margaux Bousquet: A small lute from the Sukkalmah period of Susa and its reconstruction.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=303685122977103&set=a.303685059643776.82325.221860351159581&type=1&theater

1800     Round table on the topics of the session.

Friday 2

The Oud in the Middle East

CHAIR: AMINE BEYHOM

1000     Malcolm Miller: The ‘Ud as a symbol of Middle-Eastern Cultural Dialogue: Radical Fusions in Recent Concert Music in Israel.

http://www.jmi.org.uk/israelimusic/index.html

1100     Coffee Break

1130     Kiki Kennedy-Day: The veil and the oud: female musicians in the Islamic world

Assistant professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

1230     Amine Beyhom: Presentation of NEMO-Online.

http://foredofico.org/CERMAA/publications/publications-on-the-site/publications-amine-beyhom

1300     Lunch break

The Oud in Ancient Egypt

CHAIR: PIOTR MICHALOWSKI

1400     Ricardo Eichmann: Extant lutes from the New Kingdom and the Coptic Period of Ancient Egypt.

http://www.dainst.org/en/member/ricardo-eichmann?ft=all

1500     Peter Zamarovský and  Dagmar Krejčí: An unusual depiction of a lute in the tomb of Rekhmire.

https://ekonom.feld.cvut.cz/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=240&Itemid=171

http://www.rozhlas.cz/leonardo/vstupte/_zprava/956856

1600     Tea break

1630     Philippe Brunet: The absence of the lute in Archaic and Classical Greek organology.

http://www.antebiel.com/fortunajuvat/Pages/DEMODOCOS.html

1730     Round table on the topics of the session.

Saturday 3

The Oud in the Western and Eastern Mediaeval Period

CHAIR: IRVING FINKEL

0900     Amine Beyhom: Two persistent misapprehensions about the ‘ūd.

http://foredofico.org/CERMAA/publications/publications-on-the-site/publications-amine-beyhom

1000     David Halperin:  The Rasâ’il Ikhwân al-Safâ’of the Ikhwan al-Safa:  The seventh section on the making of instruments and their tuning, their construction and stringing.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=david+halperin+Senior+Lecturer+in+Musicology%2C+Tel-Aviv+University

1100     Coffe break

1130 Yaron Klein: Musical instruments as laboratories: experience and experimentation in al-Fārābī’s kitāb al-mūsīqī al-kabīr.

http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/mela/faculty/

1230     Lunch break

CHAIR: RICHARD DUMBRILL

1400     Frédéric Billiet: Presentation of Musicastallis. “Playing the luth” in medieval iconography.

http://www.plm.paris-sorbonne.fr/spip.php?rubrique31

1500     Matthias Wagner: The making of the modern oud.

http://www.lutes-strings.de/

1545     Tea break

1600    Jamie Ackers: The instrument as inspiration: The idiomatic expression of Hans Neusidler.

http://www.jamesakerslute.com/index.html

1645: Ahmed Mukhtar: Oud practice in Modern Times.

http://www.amukhtar.com

1730   General round table discussion.

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Dinner at a local restaurant for about £20 each wines excluded.

For hotels, please click on the following link below:

http://www.booking.com/landmark/gb/british-museum.en.html?aid=314919;label=british-museum-dd5w2aj4gcHWqQzNHKr88wS7524195794;ws=&gclid=CLnItqDz6qsCFcYPfAoduw1qIA

Click on the link below for directions to the conference location:

http://www.london.ac.uk/map.html

Visit the conference hall:

http://www.london.ac.uk/3125.html

For additional information, please write to:

rdumbrill@iconea.org

landline: +44(0)2077515770

cell phone +44(0)7930150600

 

 

ORIENTAL LANSCAPES, DAMASCUS, MAY 2011

Richard Dumbrill and Margaux Bousquet represented ICONEA at the DAMASCUS CONFERENCE, ORIENTAL LANDSCAPE which was a great success. The Director of the Museum of Damascus has invited Richard Dumbrill to examine many objects excavated from various sites in Syria which have not yet been registered, in the hope that some of them will relate to archaeomusicology. Richard Dumbrill should go back for this assignment during the spring of 2012. The British Council, the Institut Francais du Proche Orientand the Danish Institute of Damascus have offered help to facilitate research of students under the supervision of Richard Dumbrill, for their field studies in the Middle East.

Beyhom and Dumbrill at USEK

 

Amine Beyhom and Richard Dumbrill represented ICONEA at USEK (University of the Holy Spirit, Kaslik) Lebanon 12-14th of July 1012. This International conference was about ‘The role of musical patrimony in the formation of classical Arabian music and its development’.

 

 

 

 

 

Amine Beyhom

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Dumbrill, left.

Bruno de Florence has been awarded an ICONEA Fellowship for his important contribution to ICONEA Seminars.

His lectures included the following:

Between Freudian Libido and Lacanian Jouissance: the X Factor of Emotion in Musicology, and its Sublime Object a;

Between Truth and Knowledge: The Lacanian Contribution to Musicology;

The Epistemological Framework of Musicology: Aristotle, Descartes and Lacan.

The Academic Board of ICONEA warmly congratulates Bruno de Florence for his excellence.

Richard Dumbrill and Margaux Bousquet represented ICONEA at the DAMASCUS CONFERENCE, ORIENTAL LANDSCAPE which was a great success. The Director of the Museum of Damascus has invited Richard Dumbrill to examine many objects excavated from various sites in Syria which have not yet been registered, in the hope that some of them will relate to archaeomusicology. Richard Dumbrill should go back for this assignment during the spring of 2012. The British Council, the Institut Francais du Proche Orient and the Danish Institute of Damascus have offered help to facilitate research of students under the supervision of Richard Dumbrill, for their field studies in the Middle East.

In Lebanon, Richard Dumbrill and Amine Beyhom have drawn agreements between their own institutions in the launching of NEMO-Online, a review of Mediterranean Musicology.

 

 

Welcome to NEMO Online

NEMO-Online English

Posted on July 1, 2011 by Amine Beyhom

The Research Groups ICONEA and CERMAA are delighted to announce the launch of NEMO Online, a new periodical dedicated to Near and Middle Eastern musicology.

NEMO addresses traditional and contemporary forms of music from the Near and Middle East in the widest sense of the term as well as other forms that may enrich our initial goal. Fields covered extend from archaeomusicology to analytical musicology, including historical, educational, ethnomusicological, anthropological, etc., aspects of it.

Modality will be explored as an important though non-exclusive link between forms spreading from Britanny to the Arabian Gulf, and from Iran to Mauritania.

NEMO incorporates ARANE which it also replaces.

Richard Dumbrill and Amine Beyhom are editors of the review which is administered by ICONEA. Amine Beyhom, Director of the research Group CERMAA within FOREDOFICO, is the Editor in Chief, assisted by Rosy Azar Beyhom.

The Academic Board includes senior musicologists and will aim at excellence. However, students and enlightened amateurs are welcome.

 

Academic board:

  • Amine Beyhom (CERMAA res. gr. – FOREDOFICO ; Lebanon)
  • Richard Dumbrill (ICONEA res. gr. – University of London ; Great-Britain)
  • Jean During (CNRS ; France)
  • Paul Mattar (groupe CERMAA, IESAV – St-Joseph University ; Lebanon)
  • Nicolas Meeùs (PLM res. gr. – Sorbonne-Paris IV University ; France)
  • Mourad Sakli (ISM of Tunis, CMAM ; Tunisia)
  • Cem Behar (Istanbul Sehir University) 

    We are very pleased to announce that Cem Behar, Professor at the İstanbul Sehir Üniversitesi, has joined the Academic Board of NEMO-Online.Cem Behar has published many books and articles about Ottoman music of which he is a recognised scholar. His competence will be an asset to the scientific Board of NEMO-Online.

  • Marcus Scott (UCSB Middle East Ensemble, UCSB’s Centre for Middle East Studies, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Asian Music).
  • Frederic Billiet (UFR Musique et Musicologie, Sorbonne University) and

  • Francois Picard (Ditrector of the research group PLM, Patrimoines et Languages Musicaux).
  • Richardo Eichmann. 

    We welcome Ricardo Eichmann to the Editorial Board of NEMO.Ricardo Eichmann conducts the Orient-Abteilung of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (http://www.dainst.org/en/department/orient?ft=all).The Orient-Abteilung along with the Department for Ethnomusicology at the Ethnological Museum Berlin (Ethnological Museum Berlin, SMB SPK, Abteilung Musikethnologie, Medien-Technik und Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv), host the International Study Group on Music Archaelogy (http://www.musicarchaeology.org/).

 

Editing Guidelines

Contributors are informed that they are solely responsible for the content of their own papers. Papers welcome in English, German, French and Arabic and sent to Amine Beyhom (abeyhom@nemo-online.org), as *.doc or *.rtf compatible as well as in *.pdf.  Continuously numbered footnotes to be used in the document. Illustration BW and colour at 300 dpi and must be in *.jpg or *. tif, numbered (“see Fig. X, Pl. Y”), and copyright cleared or authorized .  Papers may not exceed 30 pages with an average of 1800 characters per page including inter spaces. Quotations must be clearly distinct from the corpus end and in italics for any language other than the main language of the article. Please write your name and title(s).

Bibliographic references will be placed at the end of the submission. We recommend that you use Harvard guidelines. Transliteration guidelines for Arabic and other semitic languages will be posted soon on the site of NEMO-Online.org, or can be given on request.

Your anonymous submission will be evaluated by two independent assessors. After approval you will be able to revise drafts versions.

Call for papers:

The first theme will be on  ’Modality‘.

 

Les centres de recherches ICONEA et CERMAA ont le plaisir d’annoncer la fondation d’une nouvelle revue consacrée aux musiques du Proche-Orient, Near-Eastern Musicology Online (NEMO).

Présentation de NEMO (Near-Eastern Musicology Online) :

NEMO est une revue dédiée aux recherches sur les musiques traditionnelles et contemporaines du Proche et du Moyen-Orient dans le sens large du terme, ainsi que de toute autre musique dont l’étude peut enrichir les connaissances des premières. Les domaines de recherches couverts par la revue s’étendent de l’archéomusicologie à la musicologie analytique, en passant par les domaines tout aussi importants, et sans exclusive, de la musicologie historique, de la perception et de l’éducation musicales, de la musique dans les médias ainsi que de l’ethnomusicologie analytique ou anthropologique. La modalité, dans son acception la plus large, sera considérée comme un lien important mais non exclusif entre ces musiques, de la Bretagne à la Presqu’île arabique, et de l’Iran à la Mauritanie.

NEMO prend la succession de la revue Arane, anciennement éditée par Richard Dumbrill, et l’intègre.

NEMO est co-éditée par Richard Dumbrill et Amine Beyhom. Elle est gérée par le groupe ICONEA représenté par Richard Dumbrill, et la rédaction en chef est assurée par Amine Beyhom, directeur du groupe de recherches CERMAA (au sein de la fondation FOREDOFICO – en cours de création) au Liban, assisté par Rosy Azar Beyhom.
Le comité de rédaction de NEMO, composé de musicologues de réputation internationale, s’engage à publier les meilleurs articles proposés à la revue par des musicologues ou historiens confirmés, tout autant que des articles rédigés par des doctorants ou aspirants-chercheurs. NEMO se veut être le vecteur d’une musicologie active des musiques des Proche-Moyen-Orient et d’ailleurs, sans concessions sur la qualité et la pertinence des articles publiés, dans un souci permanent de promotion de ces musiques à travers une meilleure compréhension de leurs structures et de leur propagation ou extinction.

 

Comité de rédaction:

  • Amine Beyhom (CERMAA res. gr. – FOREDOFICO ; Lebanon)
  • Richard Dumbrill (ICONEA res. gr. – University of London ; Great-Britain)
  • Jean During (CNRS ; France)
  • Paul Mattar (groupe CERMAA, IESAV – St-Joseph University ; Lebanon)
  • Nicolas Meeùs (PLM res. gr. – Sorbonne-Paris IV University ; France)
  • Mourad Sakli (ISM of Tunis, CMAM ; Tunisia)
  • Cem Behar (Istanbul Sehir University) 

    We are very pleased to announce that Cem Behar, Professor at the İstanbul Sehir Üniversitesi, has joined the Academic Board of NEMO-Online.Cem Behar has published many books and articles about Ottoman music of which he is a recognised scholar. His competence will be an asset to the scientific Board of NEMO-Online.

  • Marcus Scott (UCSB Middle East Ensemble, UCSB’s Centre for Middle East Studies, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Asian Music).
  • Frederic Billiet (UFR Musique et Musicologie, Sorbonne University) and

  • Francois Picard (Ditrector of the research group PLM, Patrimoines et Languages Musicaux).
  • Richardo Eichmann. We welcome Ricardo Eichmann to the Editorial Board of NEMO.Ricardo Eichmann conducts the Orient-Abteilung of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (http://www.dainst.org/en/department/orient?ft=all).The Orient-Abteilung along with the Department for Ethnomusicology at the Ethnological Museum Berlin (Ethnological Museum Berlin, SMB SPK, Abteilung Musikethnologie, Medien-Technik und Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv), host the International Study Group on Music Archaelogy (http://www.musicarchaeology.org/).


Normes de rédaction et de soumission :

Les auteurs sont exclusivement responsables du contenu de leurs articles. Les articles sont à envoyer en allemand, anglais, arabe ou français à Amine Beyhom (abeyhom@nemo-online.org) ; ils doivent être soumis dans le format « .doc » ou « .rtf » et être accompagnés d’un « .pdf » de vérification. Les notes doivent être numérotées en continu et incluses en bas de page. Les illustrations, en noir et blanc ou en couleurs, doivent être fournies en 300 ppp au minimum aux formats .jpg ou .tif, et numérotées avec renvois dans le texte (“voir Fig. X, Tabl. Y”). Les illustrations, photos, partitions etc. sujettes à copyright doivent être accompagnées des autorisations écrites des ayants droits. L’article ne doit pas dépasser en volume une trentaine de pages de 1800 caractères chacune, la norme se situant entre 15 et 20 pages ; cependant, des articles de fond justifiant un traitement volumineux pourront, à titre exceptionnel, être pris en compte pour publication. Les citations doivent être clairement repérables, par mise entre guillemets ou par détachement du corps de texte et mise en retrait de la citation ; les citations en langues étrangères doivent être mises en italiques ; les traductions de textes doivent être accompagnées, en notes, de l’original traduit mis entre guillemets. Enfin, le nom de l’auteur sera accompagné d’une note indiquant ses titres et qualités.

Les références bibliographiques doivent être regroupées en fin d’article, et comporter des indications suffisantes pour une identification de la référence citée (les normes de Harvard sont préconisées à titre indicatif, mais pas obligatoires). Les translittérations doivent suivre impérativement les normes de la revue : les tables de translittération seront bientôt disponibles sur le site de la revue (www.nemo-online.org), ou sur demande auprès du rédacteur en chef.

Protocole d’édition :

L’article est envoyé à deux évaluateurs en double aveugle pour corrections et demandes éventuelles de modification. En cas d’acceptation de l’article et d’accord de l’auteur et des évaluateurs, l’auteur pourra relire, après corrections approuvées par le comité de rédaction, les premières épreuves de son article qu’il renverra corrigées ou approuvera dans les plus brefs délais.

Thème du premier numéro de la revue :

Le thème du premier numéro de la revue est « La modalité en question » ; des articles hors thème, ainsi que des tribunes, pourront être pris en compte pour la publication, dans ce numéro ou dans un des numéros suivants.

 

 

ICONEA SEMINARS

Wednesday 23 October 2013
Time Title
17:00 Pitch, Pi, and Other Musical Paradoxes, or MusicAsEasyAsPi 
ICONEA Seminar Near and Middle Eastern archeomusicology. Free of charge and open to the public
Charles Lucy

Abstract:

Charles Lucy describes how he rediscovered the musical tuning theories of John ‘Longitude’ Harrison derived from the mathematical constant pi, and developed them into a new system of tuning and harmony called LucyTuning

His presentation will include slides and musical examples of how this very specific meantone tuning, can emulate any musical tuning system, and modulate, or transpose, infinitely.

LucyTuning has been extremely controversial in the ongoing “Tuning Wars”, as it presumes that musical “harmonics” are not restricted to the Just Intonation intervals traditionally calculated from small integer frequency ratios. e.g. 3/2, 4/3, 6/5, 7/5, 8/5, etc.

This system includes a method of scalecoding, which can describe and sort a myriad of musical intervals and scales to arrange them in levels of consonance and dissonance.

One LucyTuned table for microtuning may now be found in the Apple application Logic Pro 9, and about fifty more can be downloaded from:

http://www.lucytune.com,

where more information on LucyTuning is also freely available.

Click on this link for photographs of the seminarNew Link

Wednesday 13 November 2013
Time Title
17:00 Ajnas,’uqud and the traditional maqam form in Iraq 
ICONEA Seminar Near and Middle Eastern archeomusicology. Free of charge and open to the public
Ahmed Mukhtar

 

 PAST SEMINARS:

 

Next Seminar: 27 February 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

Modality in Question

Speaker: Richard Dumbrill

Venue: Room G21a (Ground Floor)

Venue Details: South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Free of charge. Open to the public. No advance booking required.

Autumn term 2012

Saturday 16  September 2012, Room 102

Lacan Reading Group

Seminar 7: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: What does psychoanalysis allow us to formulate concerning the origin of morality.

The idea for the Lacan Reading Group stems from an initial collaboration between Richard Dumbrill (Director of ICONEA), Julia Evans (Lacanian Analyst and a member of the Eurofederation of Psychoanalysis), and Bruno de Florence (Musicologist and Fellow of ICONEA). We are grateful for the support given by both ICONEA and the Institute of Musical Research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3 October 2012, 17:00 – 18:30

Modality in Question

Speaker: Richard Dumbrill

Venue: Room G21a (Ground Floor)

Venue Details: South Block, Senate House  Malet Street London WC1E 7HU

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

 

Thursday 11 October 2012, 17:00 – 18:30

The reconstruction of an Elamite harp from the Battle of Ulai at the British Museum

Speakers: Margaux Bousquet (Sorbonne University Pantheon)

and Richard Dumbrill

Venue: Room 261 (Senate House, second floor)

Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

 

Margaux Bousquet demonstrating the playing of the harp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Dumbrill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 24 October 2012, 17:00 – 18:30

Commentary on Richard Dumbrill’s Modality in Question

Speaker: Bruno de Florence

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

 

Winter Term 2013 Wednesday 30 January 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

The spiritual nature of Pythagorean music philosophy in Anatolian Sufi practice.

Speaker: Alan Prosser

 

Venue:

Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

Wednesday 27 February 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

Modality in Question

Speaker: Richard Dumbrill

Venue: Room (To be defined)

Venue Details: (To be defined)

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

 

Wednesday 13 March 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

Oral Tradition and its Texts: Hamparsum Notation in 19th Century Istanbul

Speaker: Jacob Olley, King’s College London

The 19th century was a period of extensive social and political change in the Ottoman Empire, which also saw new developments in literature and the performing arts. It was during this time that, through the initiative of Armenian church musicians, a new notation system (Hamparsum notası) was introduced into Ottoman art music. The collections of pieces which survive in this musical script illustrate the processes of change and diversification which occurred within a largely oral tradition.

This seminar aims to provide an overview of Hamparsum notation and its place in Ottoman musical and cultural history.

Hamparsum notation

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 April 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

***REPLACING BRUNO de FLORENCE’S MODALITY PRESENTATION***

HOWARD GOODALL’s STORY OF MUSIC': a critical examination

Venue: Room (To be defined)

Venue Details: (To be defined)

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

Click here for more details

Wednesday 15 May 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

THE BABYLONIAN ROOT TWO METHOD

Speaker: Pete Blumson AKA Pete Dello

The American Musicologist Prof. Ernest McClain spent most of his life studying the harmonics of the Ancient World. The cornerstone of his method is a musical matrix similar to the Lambda of  Plato’s Timaeus. Plato based his matrix upon the primes 2 and 3. McClain, by discovering an ingenious method of incorporating the prime 5 into his own matrix has harmonised it with the ‘regular’ numbers of the sexagesimal system first used by the Sumerians and the Babylonians for astronomical purposes. McClain has shown that his method draws together music, astronomy and geometry in an extremely innovative and potent way. His hypothesis is that the Babylonian cribes would have ‘played’ with something similar to this while pursuing their own investigations.  

This seminar will reveal some of the properties of inverse symmetry contained in McClain’s Matrix and how they can be used to deduce not only the square root of two (by the method hinted at by Neugebauer and Sachs but also square root of other primes which can be worked out in easy steps using this ‘musical algorithm’, Unlike rival methods which often steeped in algebra this method is extremely intuitive. 

Venue: Room (To be defined)

Venue Details: (To be defined)

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

Click here for more details

Wednesday 12 June 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

SHOFAR, TOTEMISM AND VOICE: A FREUDIAN-LACANIAN APPROACH >From a remark by Jacques Lacan on a text by Theodor Reik, I shall attempt to outline how we can consider musical practices as incarnated thinking. Borrowing from the notions of perception (Merleau-Ponty), jouissance (Lacan) and libido (Freud), I shall propose a model of musical performance and its listening as a continuous path along a multidimensional Moebius strip, structured by the enigma of the real of the body.

Speaker: Bruno de Florence

Venue: Room (To be defined)

Venue Details: (To be defined)

Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required

Click here for more details

Past seminars

Spring term 2011

Wednesday 1 February 2011. (Stewart House, Room ST276), 5 – 6 30pm)

Bruno de Florence: Between Freudian libido and Lacanian jouissance: the X Factor of emotion in Musicology, and its sublime object a.

Wednesday 29 February 2011. (Stewart House, Room ST276, 5 – 6.30pm)

Richard Dumbrill/Bruno de Florence: The Pythagorean conspiracy and the contingency of arithmetics and geometrics in the theory of music.

 Wednesday 28 March (Stewart House, Room ST276, 5 – 6.30pm)

Leon Crickmore: Exploring the Musical Tetractys. 

Autumn Term 2011

Seminars

Wednesday 12 October (Senate House, Room 103), 5 – 6 30pm

Bruno de Florence, Between Truth and Knowledge:

The Lacanian Contribution to Musicology

 

Wednesday 16 November (Senate House, Room 104), 5 – 6.30pm

Irving Finkel (British Museum), An Old Babylonian Lament with Instruments

Free of charge. Open to the public. No advance booking required.

 

Past Seminars:

Wednesday 9 March (Senate House, Room G35), 5 – 6 30pm

Richard Dumbrill, What do we know about Babylonian Music and how do we know it?

Wednesday 16 March (Senate House, Room G32), 5 – 6.30pm

Bruno de Florence, The epistemological framework of musicology: Aristotle, Descartes, Lacan (to be continued 8 June))

 

Wednesday 23 March (Senate House, Room G32), 5 – 6.30pm

Richard Dumbrill, The psychogenesis of theorism in Ancient Near and Middle-Eastern cultures

Wednesday 8 June (Senate House, Room 104)

Bruno de Florence, The epistemological framework of musicology: Aristotle, Descartes, Lacan (Continued from 16 March) 5 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 15 June, (Senate House, Room 103) 17.00 to 18.30

Richard Dumbrill, The reconstruction and Replication of the Silver Lyre of Ur.

Wednesday 22 June, (Stewart House, Room STB7) 17.00 to 18.30

Richard Dumbrill, The translation of Hurrian text H.6, the Oldest written music.

 

Free of charge. Open to the public. No advance booking required.